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Economic Update | Health care development remains a priority in Saudi Arabia

13 Oct 2015
Saudi health
While falling oil revenues have prompted plans to scale back or reschedule some of Saudi Arabia’s programmes, the government has signalled that health projects will remain largely protected.

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia to strengthen defences against cyberattacks

30 Sep 2015
Saudi ICT
Cybersecurity has come to the fore in the Kingdom after a recent spate of breaches, underscoring the need for greater investment in protective measures and skills development to help thwart hackers.

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia returns to the bond market

17 Aug 2015
SA CM
The recent return to the bond market by Saudi Arabia marks a significant shift in government policy as the world's biggest oil exporter taps capital markets to cover budgetary shortfalls and balance...

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia gets ahead in e-learning curve

29 Jul 2015
Saudi education
An increased emphasis on e-learning in Saudi Arabia’s education system, coupled with targets to modernise teaching methods, underpin a wider drive to diversify the economy away from oil and create...

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia to keep pumping oil

25 Jun 2015
Saudi oil
Production from Saudi Arabia’s oil fields will remain at near record levels for the next few months, with Riyadh looking to maintain above-average output despite low prices.

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia’s petrochemical producers look East

26 May 2015
Saudi petrochem
Falling demand and rising competition for feedstock, alongside a national push to bring the price of raw materials closer to market rates, are combining to put pressure on Saudi Arabia’s...