Saudi Arabia Country Risk Views

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Key Themes Of 2014

Growth in the Middle East and North Africa region will remain subject to downside political risks over 2014. We expect the major themes over the coming year to include; a slight convergence in growth...

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New Tourist Visa Provides Opportunities

Saudi Arabia has announced a relaxation of visa restrictions on overseas visitors, allowing foreign nationals travelling to the country for pilgrimage to stay for a longer period of 30 days. Under...

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GCC PMI Readings Remain Positive

The headline PMI for the UAE came in at 56.3 for the month of October, down slightly from 56.6 in September. This remains at the upper range of the survey series, with a host of indicators supporting...

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Regional Equity Strategy

Equity markets in the GCC remain buoyant as we head into the final months of 2013, with the S&P GCC index recording gains of 17.1% since the start of the year. Our core view has long been that a...

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GCC: Key Themes For 2014

We retain a generally positive view of the GCC's prospects as we head into 2014. While headline growth should slow on account mainly of smaller gains in oil production, the expansion of the non-oil...

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