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One of the keys to unlocking Saudi Arabia’s potential as a global transport hub is the development of its aviation sector, and there are significant changes taking place that will provide opportunities for international investors. Across the country, airports are expanding to meet growing passenger demand, and those same terminals are being...

 

Which projects are likely to improve the competitiveness of Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure?

 

In a push to diversify its economy, Saudi Arabia is determined to increase the role of the private sector in the development of its transport infrastructure, as well as in the operation of seaports, airports and related supply chains. Public-private partnerships (PPP) are being pursued to fund several key schemes, while a number of the country...

 

How will the planned digitisation policies impact the Kingdom’s citizens and businesses?

 

The cost of a smartphone in Saudi Arabia has declined rapidly in recent years. The arrival of affordable brands such as China’s InnJoo, which entered the market in late 2014 with a model priced at SR299 ($79.70), has made smartphone technology more accessible than ever. In July 2017 another Chinese firm, Huawei, pushed the iPhone into third...

 

One of the effects of the current low-oil price environment has been a return of the concept of Saudiisation to the top of the economic agenda – a development which has had significant impacts on the telecoms sector. In 2016 the Kingdom introduced its latest iteration of the nitaqat framework, a system that evaluates companies on their...