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The sweeping reforms outlined in Vision 2030 are going to affect vast areas of the government and the economy. Tax policy will play a significant role in these reforms as part of the government’s efforts to diversify revenues away from oil and address broader social and economic objectives while maintaining a fertile business environment and...

 

The National Transformation Programme (NTP), a key component of Vision 2030, details support for a series of initiatives and programmes developed by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) that aim to position the wider, non-religious tourism segment as a key generator of non-oil based growth. It hopes to achieve this by...

 

One of the most significant challenges facing Saudi Arabia’s health care sector moving forward will be finding the necessary qualified health care professionals to meet the rising demands of the Kingdom’s quickly expanding population. A McKinsey report published in December 2015 estimates that Saudi Arabia’s population of nationals will reach...

 

With a rapidly growing population that is accustomed to receiving high-quality care, Saudi Arabia’s health sector offers some of the most promising opportunities in the region for private providers. The government has scaled back health spending in a bid to boost efficiency and widen the scope for private participation, and the Vision 2030...

 

With the holy cities of Makkah and Medina attracting millions of pilgrims every year, the bulk of Saudi Arabia’s tourist industry remains concentrated in these two areas. The seasonal nature of many pilgrim visits has historically presented a challenge to the country’s tourism authorities, and as a result, recent years have witnessed various...

 

Public and private sector investment in Saudi Arabia’s health care industry continues to be fuelled by the growing demands of a rising population and the increasing prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases. Although the 2016 health care budget was down on the historic high of 2015, industry players are confident of changes to enhance...