Prince Faisal launches new Al-Eqtisadiah website

Updated 18 November 2012
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Prince Faisal launches new Al-Eqtisadiah website

RIYADH: Prince Faisal bin Salman, chairman of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG), recently launched the new website of Al-Eqtisadiah business daily.
Salman Aldossary, editor in chief of Al-Eqtisadiah, said the number of people visiting the daily’s website has increased by 40 percent compared to last year.
He said the new user-friendly website would help readers get wider content, adding that it is provided with greater interactive facilities.
“Readers will be able to get more reports, articles and investigative feature stories daily with pictures,” Aldossary said.
He estimated the number of readers who follow Al-Eqtisadiah reports on Twitter at more than 100,000 including its main users.
The online edition of the daily conducts weekly referendums on important topics, receiving responds from thousands of readers. Next week Al-Eqtisadiah Channel will be launched on YouTube, with a lot of attractive programs presented by experts, the editor in chief said. The daily will announce incentives to its online readers shortly.


Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Updated 19 April 2019
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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

  • Finance representatives of 150 government bodies meet for the Budget Forum 2020

RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements.
Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020.
Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.”
Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals.
“We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added.
The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency. 
Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending.
Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget.
Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged.