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Under the leadership of the new King, Saudi Arabia is pushing ahead with reforms and a host of major projects, despite the drop in oil prices.
Economy: Public spending set to continue
The Kingdom's strong fiscal position should enable the government to maintain spending even in the face of lower oil prices.
Capital Markets: Opening up to foreign investors
The Saudi bourse has recently opened up to qualified foreign investors, with an eye to boosting institutional investment.
Education: Preparing for a knowledge economy
Accouting for the second-largest part of the budget, education remains a central priority for the government.
Energy: OPEC heavyweight maintains production
Despite the volatility of recent years, Saudi Arabia has steered a steady course in terms of oil output.