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The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry supplies Saudi shoppers with local and international brands. A select group of domestic family-owned trading businesses are suppliers for the household brand names of the global FMCG business. Through joint ventures (JVs) and subsidiaries, these regional conglomerates are involved in the...

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2018

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 are being pursued to fund several key schemes, while a number of the country’s publicly operated facilities, such as airports, are...

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2018

Accounting for 6% of GDP and 10% of non-oil GDP in 2016, according to the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Saudi Arabia’s ICT sector plays an important part in the Kingdom’s economy. Spending in the sector exceeded SR130bn ($34.7bn) in 2016, and in 2017 it was expected to reach SR138bn ($36.8bn) despite economic headwinds. The government’s recently finalised economic...

Chapter | Industry from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2018

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 planning to inject capital into promising sectors, but it is also setting ambitious targets for itself and for industry. Though the launch of Vision 2030...

 

Just a few months after the unveiling of Saudi Vision 2030, we began launching executive programmes with clear objectives and methods to achieve the vision. Many achievements have already been made, including a contribution to the treasury from the Public Investment Fund (PIF). We transferred SR100bn ($26.7bn) to the PIF and initiated a...

 

When Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid out Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 in April 2016, he proposed reducing the country’s dependence on oil revenues by modernising the economy and creating a more moderate society. While the full economic impact of the plan will take a few years to be felt in the country, a series of bold moves to loosen...