• Sukuk issuance to hit $275b by end-’13

    JEDDAH – The volume of sukuk (Islamic bonds) issued by end of the first quarter of 2013 reached $34.2 billion, increasing on a quarterly based rate at 21.5 percent, after an abundant year that witnessed a 54 percent increase in …

  • Effective Saudization needs private-public sector rapport


    Laura Bashraheel
    Saudi Gazette

    JEDDAH – With Saudization programs, the private sector is going through many challenges to be able to replace expats with Saudi graduates and be able to change the Saudi labor market. The second session of the …

  • KSA construction projects in the pipeline to hit SR2.35 trn


     
     
    RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has been witnessing a remarkable growth in real estate projects that have been launched to keep pace with soaring demand. Housing is a particularly active segment, with 13 percent growth expected in demand for …

  • BDI unveils tips on Gulf board directors’ effectiveness

     
     
    JEDDAH – The GCC Board Directors Institute (BDI), a non-profit organization focused on promoting professional directorship and raising the level of board effectiveness in the region, published ‘Challenging Board Effectiveness’, its 3rd report on board practices in the …

  • E&Y beefs up FIDS team in MENA region

    Ernst & Young (E&Y) announced the appointment of Stuart Jones Jr. and Jonathan Campbell-James to its Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services (FIDS) team. Stuart was appointed as an executive director, to lead its FIDS strategic client engagement efforts across the …

  • Palestinian President Meets with Turkish Foreign Minister

    Istanbul, Jumada II 11, 1434, Apr 21, 2013, SPA — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met here today with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. During the meeting, they reviewed the latest situations in the region in addition… …

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