Saudi Arabia plans to introduce VAT

Saudi Arabian finance minister Ibrahim Alassaf said the kingdom expects to introduce value-added tax in two years, aiming for a tax rate of around 5 percent, the Saudi-owned Al-Hayat newspaper … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia announced 2016 budget

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to cut government expenditure and reform its public finance system after decreasing oil prices resulted in an annual budget deficit of around SAR 370 billion. The 2016 … [Read more...]

Saudi Telecom to acquire 40% of Sale Advanced Co. Ltd.

Saudi Telecom (STC) offered to acquire a stake in Sale Advanced Co. Ltd., representing 40 per cent of the company's shares to the owners of Ettihad Sale, valued at SAR 400 million. As reported by SAP, … [Read more...]

Saudi Prince Al-Waleed’s Firm invests $247.7 mn in Lyft

Ride-sharing service Lyft Inc. is getting a boost from Saudi Arabia’s Prince al-Waleed bin Talal. The prince disclosed on Thursday that his Kingdom Holding Co. investment company is paying $104.9 … [Read more...]

KHC announced the combination of its FRHI luxury hotel platform with Accor

Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, announced that it has signed an agreement to combine its Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) … [Read more...]

Event: Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit, 13-14 November 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Event: Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Dates: 13-14 November 2017 The Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit is hosted to support this effort by … [Read more...]

Event: Global AgInvesting Middle East, 29 February – 2 March, Dubai, UAE

Global AgInvesting Middle East 2016 (29 February - 2 March) offers a comprehensive overview of the agriculture investment landscape and a clear idea of where the real money is moving in the space. The … [Read more...]

Event: Smart Cities, 15-16 March 2016, Riyadh, KSA

The Kingdom Smart Economic Cities Summit will enable and equip the Kingdom’s Stakeholders such as Province Authorities, Infrastructure Project Developers, Public Safety Authorities, Education … [Read more...]

Saudi women votes for the first time

Saudi women voted for the first time. A total of 978 women have registered as candidates, out of around 130,000 women registered to vote. "We are making history. I just made history," said … [Read more...]

Saudi female divorsees can obtain ID card

Saudi female widows and divorsees may obtain an identity card, allowing them to to visit a health clinic and register their child for school independently. 28 per cent of Saudi families face divorvce … [Read more...]

Harnessing the Earth’s Heat for Climate Action

Source: Harnessing the Earth’s Heat for Climate Action … [Read more...]