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Understanding the changing dynamics of the Saudi aviation industry

  • The Saudi aviation sector is dominated by the national carrier, Saudi Arabian Airlines, which once enjoyed monopoly status. A few years back, before the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the sector opened up to competition with the entrance of privately owned operators, and due to multip...
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Aramco: A company sought after by global investors

  • Last month, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman indicated during a TV interview that “there are talks for the acquisition of a 1 percent stake of (Saudi) Aramco by a leading global energy company in a deal that would boost Aramco’s sales.” Aramco is the world’s largest oil company by marke...
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Riyadh on its way to becoming city of the future

  • In a recent TV interview, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stated that “Riyadh was very well planned by King Salman and it is the city with the best infrastructure in Saudi Arabia and it is one of the best cities in the Middle East.” As the focal point for Vision 2030, the Riyadh Develo...
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PIF creates investment opportunity in Asir region

  • As we were landing at Abha International Airport, I glanced through my window and saw one of the most breathtaking sights of clouds hugging the mountains. It was my first visit to the southern region at the invitation of Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal, in his capacity as head of the advisory ...
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An exceptional fourth edition of Future Investment Initiative

  • I took part last week in the fourth edition of “Davos in the Desert,” as the annual Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh has come to be known. Due to social distancing measures, the event was organized as a hybrid one, with speakers joining Riyadh from New York, Sydney, Beijing, Mumbai...
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Will artificial intelligence in KSA be the future normal?

  • I bought my first robot from a Boston-based gadget shop back in 1986, right after completing my studies at Harvard and ready to head back to Saudi Arabia. After landing at an airport in Jeddah and going through customs, it was such a struggle trying to explain to officials why I was bringing a ...
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Formula 1 grand prix drives Saudi Arabia forward

  • My obsession with Formula 1 (F1) grand prix racing started when I was living and working in London more than 20 years ago. Growing up in Riyadh as a teenager, soccer was the only sport that captured our time and attention. But, from the first month of living in London, I developed the habit of ...
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And here comes the BMG Economic Forum and Concert

  • In a few days the 14th BMG Economic Forum will open on July 15. I must admit, this is the most important forum we have organized to date. Not only because of the economic and social impact of the pandemic, but also because of the speakers’ high profiles and diversified backgrounds, locally and ...
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