Saudi Arabia Articles & Analysis

2017 proved a momentous year for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the various strategies related to the country’s Vision 2030 and National Transformation Plan 2020 started to take shape.

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Efforts to make home ownership in Saudi Arabia more accessible and galvanise activity across the building, services and financial industries received a boost last month with the launch of a new programme of funding and incentives.

A new wave of reforms including higher shareholding ceilings and lower asset requirements has opened the door wider to foreign investors looking to buy into Saudi Arabia’s capital markets.

 

Which international markets is Saudi Arabia hoping to enter for aviation services expansion?

 

The Kingdom’s long-term development plan, Saudi Vision 2030, gives a special place to the transport and logistics sector, aiming to leverage the country’s unique location on global shipping routes to make the maritime industry a cornerstone of national development. This means a much greater focus on domestic ports, with many projects already...

 

In its efforts to become a logistics trading hub linking Asia, Africa and Europe, Saudi Arabia has taken concrete steps to comply with the highest international standards in freight handling. In July 2016 the Kingdom signed the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and in March 2017 it announced its decision to join the...

 

What impact will the National Transformation Programme (NTP) have on the transport sector?