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Cybersecurity stands at an interesting developmental stage in Saudi Arabia. Unevenly applied in the private sector, a combination of market forces and regulatory encouragement is driving its uptake in areas where online transactions are increasingly becoming the norm. Elsewhere in the economy, the development of cloud services is presenting a...

 

With a land mass bigger than that of both Iran and Pakistan, Saudi Arabian telecoms firms intending to roll out infrastructure to the country’s widely distributed population face an expensive proposition. Rural areas, in particular, have historically represented a financially unattractive prospect, lacking the client base that would make large...

 

What advantages have the development of industrial zones provided to manufacturers?

 

How does the current level of domestic financing available compare to the cost of the projects that are currently in the pipeline?

 

Bold strategies to use industry as an engine of economic change could see new gold mines, plastics factories and medical laboratories boost growth, prosperity and jobs. While raising the profile of private enterprise, the government is also planning to inject capital into promising sectors, setting ambitious targets for itself and for industry...

 

In its drive to diversify the economy and reduce its reliance on oil export revenues, Saudi Arabia is backing soft loans for industry using significant state allowances. In December 2016 Khalid Al Falih, the minister of energy, industry and mineral resources, announced a substantial boost in capital provided to the Saudi Industrial Development...