• Industry

    Many emerging markets are working to build their manufacturing sectors to maximise the value of their natural resources. OBG provides an overview, highlighting key areas for investment. Typical industries covered include agro-food, automotive, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and textiles.
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Oman has sought to encourage new activity into its burgeoning mining sector following the ratification of new legislation that will see investors benefit from shorter approval times, more flexible royalty rates and a more transparent legal framework.

 

Ambitious plans to develop and expand automotive manufacturing are being drawn up, with a view to capitalising on the increasing availability of raw materials and a strong domestic market for cars and trucks. In August 2018 the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM) announced that the Kingdom “is currently developing a city...

 

The 4IR has been described as a SR1trn ($266.6bn) opportunity for Saudi Arabia, but experts are warning that the Kingdom’s industries will have to adapt rapidly if they are to make the most of it by 2030. Following on from mechanisation, mass production and digitisation of production, the next step change in industrial development will be to...

 

The role of SMEs is being re-evaluated in the light of Vision 2030, which has made boosting their contribution to GDP a key part of its strategy to create opportunities in a thriving economy. A new government agency, the SME Authority (SMEA), was created in October 2015 to champion small businesses. SMEA notes that while in many advanced...

 

What are some of the key advantages of investing in Saudi Arabia’s industrial cities?

 

The sweeping changes announced in Vision 2030 aim at giving rise to a reinvigorated and prosperous private sector, driving growth through broad industrial development. By the time the G20 summit convenes in Riyadh in 2020, four years after the Vision 2030 announcements, the country’s leaders will be able to showcase some of the first results...