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Bellissima means perfection

  • As we were approaching the Jeddah Islamic Port, we saw that gigantic floating city — the Bellissima cruise ship. This was the first time I was going on a cruise ship with my four kids, Sara, Bader, Salma, and Alma. From the first time I saw its advert, I was attracted to sign up for this cr...
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GAC needs to reintroduce itself with more mergers expected in Saudi Arabia

  • I do not believe that many of us in the private sector have dealt with the General Authority for Competition (GAC). I only dealt with it recently when we, BMG Financial Group and Alinma Investment, applied for approval of our clients’ mergers; Enaya and Amana insurance companies respectively. G...
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Saudi Arabia is set to be a major player in hydrogen

  • The use of hydrogen as an energy source has gained a lot of attention in recent years. Up to a few years ago, little was known or debated about hydrogen energy and its economic and environmental impact on society. I myself had little knowledge of the hydrogen energy market until recently. The ...
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Saudi Arabia, Oman: Two countries, one vision for success

  • The official visit by Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tarik to Saudi Arabia this week is an important one in terms of the timely geopolitical and economic developments in the region. The visit is a qualitative leap for the two countries and their people. According to the Omani Ministry of Economy,...
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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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ESG: An investment guideline tool for sustainable economies

  • Earlier this year, when I was approached by Sri Nadarajah, CEO of Venus Healthcare Co., to consider an advisory role for his group’s Al-Ikhlas Care Villages (ICV) project, my initial reaction was positive.  As an infrastructure healthcare project with a viable feasibility study and promi...
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The Helicopter Co.: From timesaving mobility to luxury tourism

  • In 1984, when I was living and studying in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, I used to visit New York City frequently. Back then, Pan American Airways, which was the world’s largest airline until it went out of business almost 30 years ago, used to operate a charter helicopter service from John F...
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SNB: A regional financial champion

  • Saudi National Bank (SNB), Saudi Arabia’s newly formed bank, which was the result of the consolidation of National Commercial Bank (NCB) and Samba Financial Group (SAMBA), has recently announced the launch of its brand identity. I still like the old logo of NCB, which for half a century, has be...
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ACWA Power: A success story for Harvard Business School case study

  • If Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty members want to pick an outstanding Saudi success story in business strategy and global growth, ACWA Power is the obvious choice. Since its inception in 2004, ACWA Power has grown rapidly both in Saudi Arabia and internationally and evolved into one of...
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How Saudi Arabia is making progress toward food security

  • The Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co. (SALIC), a Public Investment Fund (PIF) business, last week made an announcement confirming that its 60,000 ton shipment of Australian wheat will be arriving in the Kingdom around the middle of June 2021. This shipment, part of SALIC’s tende...
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