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entertaining ambitions

Will Qiddiya tempt entertainment seekers from Dubai?

Qiddiya entertainment city aims to open up lucrative investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia's underdeveloped leisure sector.

OPEC keen to show it’s on board with UN sustainable energy targets

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries threw their weight behind UN sustainable energy goals – along with the “bedrock” of petroleum – at a recent forum. Courtney Fingar reports.

Saudi Arabia opens domestic work agencies to FDI

Saudi Arabia has authorised foreign investment in domestic workers’ recruitment agencies, though some say the system needs further reform. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Hopes high that Neom city project will diversify Saudi investment

Saudi Arabia’s Neom city project is being hailed as a major plank of the country’s diversification programme. But details so far are light, and some parties worry political risk could still scupper hoped-for investment. Olivia Azadegan reports.

a new saudi

Saudi Arabia investment minister seeks Vision 2030 boost

Saudi Arabia’s minister for commerce and investment, Dr Majed Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, is keen to revitalise the country’s FDI offering through its Vision 2030 programme. He tells Karen E Thuermer how initiatives such as a new
entertainment city and improved corporate laws will help plug its budget deficit

9/11 bill threatens US-Saudi investment

A vote by Congress to allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could jeopardise promised investment, reports Sebastian Shehadi.

Saudi Arabia education

Oil slump forces Saudi Arabia into diversification drive

As oil prices remain low, Saudi Arabia is making plans to diversify its economy. However, this is no small task in a country that takes 91% of its export earnings from hydrocarbons. Natasha Turak looks at how its rulers are aiming to make the move from oil.

Saudi Arabia unveils airport privatisation plans

As part of a wider drive to open up its economy to foreign investment, Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to privatise its airports.

Saudi Arabia relaxes foreign ownership rules

Saudi Arabia is relaxing its foreign ownership laws in an attempt to diversify its economy away from petroleum. 

Saudi Arabia sees year-on-year FDI decline

Saudi Arabia has experienced a steady decline in foreign direct investment since 2011 and 2015 figures look set to follow the downwards trend. 

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