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Saudi Arabia is a socially conservative country, and interaction between unrelated men and women is prohibited. Businessmen should wait for a woman to offer her hand to shake in a meeting. In all other situations, keep a respectful distance. Handshakes between men are common. Saudis pride themselves on their hospitality, and it is impolite to...

Articles & Analysis | AGENCIES & MINISTRIES from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2016

 

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1. NEW OPPORTUNITIES: The Saudi Arabian New Companies Regulations (the New Regulations) came into effect on May 2, 2016. Existing companies have one year from this date to alter themselves to abide by the New Regulations, unless the Capital Market Authority (CMA) or the Ministry of Commerce and...

 

Saudi Arabia takes third place in the global list of countries ranked by ease of paying taxes, a remarkable achievement for a G20 country with a GDP of over $650bn. With the necessary due care and commitment to compliance, businesses can enjoy the advantages of the Kingdom’s tax system.

 

The rise of online booking platforms has had a major impact on the global travel and tourism industry as use of traditional travel agencies has given way to purchases made through online providers, or online travel agencies (OTAs). Although take-up of internet booking in the MENA region was initially slower than in other, more developed...