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Saudi e-commerce rakes in USD4.3bn Saudi e-commerce rakes in USD4.3bn(0)

Saudis spent USD 4.3 billion on online transactions last year, according to a report by the Arab Advisors Group. CONTINUE READING

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Private sector steps up role in Saudi healthcare Private sector steps up role in Saudi healthcare(0)

As the Saudi government steps up efforts to provide quality healthcare to its citizens, the move opens up a massive opportunity for the private sector. CONTINUE READING

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Saudi firms rake in USD27bn profits in 2013 Saudi firms rake in USD27bn profits in 2013(0)

Profits of Saudi companies exceeded SAR 100 billion (USD 27 billion) for the first time ever last year, according to National Commercial Bank data. CONTINUE READING

Saudi, Egypt, Iraq economies to lead MENA Saudi, Egypt, Iraq economies to lead MENA(0)

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iraq will be among the world’s 30 largest economies by 2028, according to forecasts by a London-based economic consultancy. CONTINUE READING

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Non-oil to keep Saudi economy riding high in 2014 Non-oil to keep Saudi economy riding high in 2014(0)

Saudi Arabia may rein in massive public sector spending slightly in 2014, but it will still be enough to keep the non-oil sector humming along and ensure domestic demand continues to remain robust. CONTINUE READING

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Saudi spring cleaning labor market with crackdown Saudi spring cleaning labor market with crackdown(0)

Saudi Arabia’s labor problems will “cloud” the country’s short-term outlook, according to analysts. CONTINUE READING

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Investors look for robust returns in Saudi healthcare Investors look for robust returns in Saudi healthcare(0)

Saudi Arabia lags behind regional and global counterparts in healthcare infrastructure, which presents growth opportunities for the private sector, according to a new report. CONTINUE READING

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Taper fears highlight Saudi’s safe-haven appeal Taper fears highlight Saudi’s safe-haven appeal(0)

Regional investors looking for a safe haven as the US Federal Reserve begins tapering, should look no further than Saudi Arabia. CONTINUE READING

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Saudi has high concentration of large companies Saudi has high concentration of large companies(0)

Saudi Arabia has one of the world’s highest concentrations of large companies, according to. CONTINUE READING

Home construction lifts Saudi property sector in Q2 Home construction lifts Saudi property sector in Q2(0)

Attention shifted to construction contracts in the real estate sector in the second quarter of this year after the Saudi authorities pushed ahead to meet their ambitious target of providing 500,000 affordable housing units to Saudis. CONTINUE READING

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