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Economic Update | Saudi Arabia outlines plans for a more open market

9 Sep 2014
Plans for new regulations on direct foreign investment in the Saudi Arabian stock market have been outlined, setting out requirements and limits for oversees buyers seeking to buy into the region’s...

Economic Update | Saudi insurance market remains tight

11 Jul 2014
The crowded insurance sector in Saudi Arabia has come under pressure with low penetration rates and rising costs, highlighting the difficulties for smaller firms in the industry to maintain market...

Economic Update | Positive outlook for Saudi banks

3 Apr 2014
High levels of client confidence and strong economic growth are expected to drive banking sector expansion in Saudi Arabia this year and beyond, with lending activity projected to rise to match...

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia’s city of phosphate

2 Mar 2014
A new phosphate mining and processing mega-project is set to improve Saudi Arabia’s access to the global fertiliser market, but a potential excess of international supply may extend the period before...

Economic Update | Saudi retail set for growth

4 Feb 2014
The Saudi Arabian retail sector is expected to continue to post solid returns, with strong prospects for expansion in the medium-to-longer term, although this year retailers will likely have to...

Economic Update | Saudi Arabia Year in Review 2013

8 Jan 2014
Strong fundamentals underpinned by the hydrocarbons industry and increasing private sector activity point to sustained expansion for Saudi Arabia in 2014, but the economy is showing signs of slowing...