Fadhel Saad Al-Buainain, secretary-general of the Saudi Columnists Society

Fadhel Saad Al-Buainain
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Updated 12 October 2020

Fadhel Saad Al-Buainain, secretary-general of the Saudi Columnists Society

Fadhel Saad Al-Buainain has been the secretary-general of the Saudi Columnists Society since 2017.
He is a renowned Saudi economic expert and a columnist at the Riyadh-based Al-Jazirah newspaper, boasting 26 years’ experience in the banking sector including management, investment and stock markets besides offering banking, finance and media consulting.
In 2017, he became a member of the Eastern Province Council and the following year he joined the Eastern Province Development Commission. He also holds the position of chairman of the board of directors at Accurate Industrial Company and heads the Fadhel Al-Buainain Finance and Banking Consulting Center.He is a member of the board of the Saudi Financials Association and the Scientific Association for Investment and Finance.
Al-Buainain believes that the messages of economics are very important; however, they do not get through to most families and members of the public because such messages are full of complicated economic terminology. “It is important to simplify the messages of economics and this can be done through simple analysis that every member of society can understand. The use of a simple language will help the public learn more and understand economics and how the vital sectors influence their living and future and also understand the local and global economic variables,” he said.
Al-Buainain holds a master’s degree from the University of Hull in business administration and has earned different higher diplomas in banking management, Islamic banking, Islamic economics, investment in finance markets, company finance, and media.


Saudi health ministry announces 385 new COVID-19 cases

Updated 20 October 2020

Saudi health ministry announces 385 new COVID-19 cases

  • The number of people who contracted the disease in the Kingdom is now 342,968

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has confirmed 385 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths over the last 24 hours.

The Ministry of Health said the new confirmed cases increase the number of people who contracted the disease in the Kingdom to 342,968. 

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in Madinah with 59, followed by 31 in Yanbu, 27 in Makkah, and 23 in Riyadh. 

 The ministry also announced that 375 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 329,270.

The recent deaths raise the total number of fatalities in the Kingdom to 5,217.