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Michael Wuebbens, managing director of Huta Group talks about the major infrastructure projects on the Red Sea. Add a comment Continue
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26 July 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about the advantages of carrier neutral data centre. Continue
26 July 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about cyber security and Nournet's Internet security solution. Continue
26 July 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about Nournet being one of the leading companies in cloud services and also in managed IT services. Continue
26 July 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about Nournet. NourNet is one of the leading telecommunication services companies that are geared to empower businesses with the highest level of security and Continue
26 July 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about Nournet's strategy for managed ICT services. Continue
17 May 2016 |
Peter Matay
Mohammed Al Hammouri, Deputy GM of Saudi Pipe Systems Co. talks about doing business in Saudi Arabia and the infrastructure. Continue
17 May 2016 |
Peter Matay
Mohammed Al Hammouri, Deputy GM of Saudi Pipe Systems Co. talks about making one of the top ten companies in Saudi Arabia in the pipe, valve and fittings field. Continue
17 May 2016 |
Peter Matay
Mohammed Al Hammouri, Deputy GM of Saudi Pipe Systems Co. talks about strategy and certifications. Continue
16 May 2016 |
Peter Matay
Yasser Abu Ateek, CEO of Dar Al Tamleek talks about the main priorities for the housing sector in Saudi Arabia. Continue
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15 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Badr Al-Musaibeh, CEO of Al Hammad Holding talks about doing business in Saudi Arabia. Continue
06 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
It seems doing business in Saudi Arabia is getting harder. In 2011, Saudi Arabia ranked 10th in the World Bank’s doing business survey. In 2012, it was on the 12th position, and now 2014, the latest Continue
06 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Shahir A. Batterjee, Managing Director of Batterjee & Bros. Co. talks about doing business in Saudi Arabia and family business. Continue
06 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Shahir A. Batterjee, Managing Director of Batterjee & Bros. Co. talks about doing the company, strategy and vision. Batterjee family is one of the largest families in Saudi Arabia. Continue
03 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Ali H. Alireza, Managing Director of Haji Husein Alireza talks about doing business in Saudi Arabia. Continue
03 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Ali H. Alireza, Managing Director of Haji Husein Alireza talks about business environment in Saudi Arabia. Continue
02 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Ayman M. Tamer, Chairman and Managing Partner of Tamer Group talks about doing business in Saudi Arabia. Continue
01 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Seifallah M. Sharbatly, deputy general manager of Mohammed Abdallah Sharbatly talks about doing business in Jeddah. Continue
30 June 2015 |
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Mohammed Moumena, managing director of Edward W Kelley & Partners talks about talent, human resources and doing business in Saudi Arabia. Continue
30 June 2015 |
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Dr. Adli A. Hammad, Partner at Hammad & Al-Mehdar talks about legal recourse in Saudi Arabia. Continue
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13 January 2016 |
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Cherif Ali, General Manager of Tiara Hotel talks about the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia. Continue
13 January 2016 |
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Cherif Ali, General Manager of Tiara Hotel talks about Tiara Hotel, one of the leading five star hotels in Riyadh. Continue
13 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Cherif Ali, General Manager of Tiara Hotel talks about Tiara Hotel, one of the best hotels in Riyadh. Continue
06 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Hossam Al Gendy, general manager of Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Salam hotel, talks about one of the best hotels in Jeddah. Continue
06 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Hossam Al Gendy, general manager of Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Salam hotel, talks about the tourism sector in Jeddah and Saudi Arabia. Continue
26 May 2014 |
Jacques Yétérian
In 2013, RICEC was able to attract more than 1 million visitors, 3,200 exhibitors – 60% of whom were international exhibitors. As for the outlook, Alomran optimistically states: "We expect from Continue
26 May 2014 |
Jacques Yétérian
Riyadh is the capital city and is one of the most important and populated cities in Saudi Arabia. We have more than 5 million people living in Riyadh. With the launch of the Riyadh International Continue
26 May 2014 |
Jacques Yétérian
One of the pioneering companies in the business tourism segment is Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre (RICEC). Business tourism is booming with the total revenue generated by Continue
14 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Abdullah M. Ben Jebreen, CEO of Abana talks strategy for Abana. Continue
14 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Abdullah M. Ben Jebreen, CEO of Abana talks the state of the ATM network in Saudi Arabia. Continue
13 February 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"Standard Chartered is very keen to assist in developing the secondary trading market in bonds and sukuks in the Kingdom," argues Dr. Boutros Klink, CEO of Standard Chartered. Continue
13 February 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"There are five main drivers that make it a particularly strong economy: firstly, you have substantial capital investments made by both the government and private companies. Secondly, there is the Continue
13 February 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"As Saudi Hollandi, we have decided that our main competitive advantage is customer service. We have a strong focus on the customer. We were the first bank in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, operating Continue
13 February 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"The Saudi economy is among the best performing in the world, and I believe the banking sector is also among the best in the world. Saudi banks are typically doing very well, are very strong, very Continue
13 February 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"I think the outlook is very positive. There is a substantial amount of competition between the twelve domestic banks. Despite intense competition, the outlook for the banking sector is optimistic, Continue
13 February 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"For home finance, the banks and the dedicated mortgage companies are already extremely active in the market. The new mortgage law is very strong and supportive," explains Dr. Bernd van Linder, Continue
13 February 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"Saudi Arabia, being a very young and very technology-savvy society, is an ideal ground for Internet banking. What we have seen is very fast-growing usage of our internet banking channels, and even Continue
13 February 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"The banking sector mirrors the economy, so the outlook is extremely bullish," claims Dr. Bernd van Linder, Managing Director of Saudi Hollandi Bank. Continue
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16 May 2016 |
Peter Matay
Yasser Abu Ateek, CEO of Dar Al Tamleek talks about the main priorities for the housing sector in Saudi Arabia. Continue
16 May 2016 |
Peter Matay
Total volume of mortgages to GDP in Saudi Arabia is less than 5%, whereas in the developed countries the ratio is 70% to 80%. Yasser Abu Ateek, CEO of Dar Al Tamleek talks about the mortgage industry Continue
16 May 2016 |
Peter Matay
Yasser Abu Ateek, CEO of Dar Al Tamleek talks about the outlook for mortgage industry in Saudi Arabia. Continue
16 May 2016 |
Peter Matay
Yasser Abu Ateek, CEO of Dar Al Tamleek explains the structure of Saudi Arabia's mortgage industry. Continue
20 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Hamad A. Al Showair, Managing Director of Hamad Al-Showair Group talks about the real estate sector in Saudi Arabia. Continue
20 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Hamad A. Al Showair, Managing Director of Hamad Al-Showair Group talks about the importance of real estate sector in Saudi Arabia. Continue
18 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Ahmad Ibrahim Bin Saedan, GM for Real Estate Development at Al Saedan Real Estate talks about strip malls in Riyadh. Continue
18 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Ahmad Ibrahim Bin Saedan, GM for Real Estate Development at Al Saedan Real Estate talks about being the leader in the real estate market. Continue
18 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Ahmad Ibrahim Bin Saedan, GM for Real Estate Development at Al Saedan Real Estate talks about Al Saedan Real Estate. Continue
18 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Ahmad Ibrahim Bin Saedan, GM for Real Estate Development at Al Saedan Real Estate talks about Elegance Tower. Continue
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26 July 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about the advantages of carrier neutral data centre. Continue
26 July 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about cyber security and Nournet's Internet security solution. Continue
26 July 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about Nournet being one of the leading companies in cloud services and also in managed IT services. Continue
26 July 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about Nournet. NourNet is one of the leading telecommunication services companies that are geared to empower businesses with the highest level of security and Continue
26 July 2016 |
Peter Matay
Amjad A. Hafez, CEO of Nournet talks about Nournet's strategy for managed ICT services. Continue
14 April 2016 |
Peter Matay
Ahmed Farroukh, CEO of Mobily talks about infrastructure developments. Continue
14 April 2016 |
Peter Matay
Ahmed Farroukh, CEO of Mobily talks about Mobily's main strategy in Saudi Arabia for 2016-2017. Continue
14 April 2016 |
Peter Matay
Ahmed Farroukh, CEO of Mobily talks about the telecom market in Saudi Arabia. Continue
14 April 2016 |
Peter Matay
Ahmed Farroukh, CEO of Mobily talks about the main challenges in the Saudi telecom market. Continue
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02 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the strategic objectives for ACWA Power, for the year 2015-16. Continue
02 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the tender and how Acwa Power is intending to structure the deal. Continue
02 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the IPO. Continue
02 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the price of coal vs renewable energy. Continue
02 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about renewable energy in Saudi Arabia. Continue
02 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the outlook for the economy in Saudi Arabia, petrochemicals, drop in prices of oil and other subjects. Continue
01 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Emad K. Mukhalalaty, Managing Director of Altaaqa talks about the major power projects and investments. He estimates that the total investment needed to upgrade the power infrastructure could amount Continue
01 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Emad K. Mukhalalaty, Managing Director of Altaaqa talks about energy sector and power infrastructure. Continue
03 February 2015 |
Isslam Moubarak
"I believe it is time for the private sector to step in and start privatising utilities. Why shouldn’t the private sector start their own power generation plants, where they can have their own Continue
03 February 2015 |
Isslam Moubarak
"Al-Khafrah Holding Group is a privately owned company, established by Sheikh Mubarak Al-Khafrah. We have multi-departments and sections responsible for renewable energy, industrial investments, Continue
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19 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Mohammed A. Alabbadi, General Manager of Cisco talks about the ICT sector in Saudi Arabia. Continue
15 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power talks about the progress towards renewable energy in Saudi Arabia. Continue
06 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
There is a decrease in inflow of foreign direct investment. It appears to be US$ 7.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 as opposed to US$ 9.3 in 2013. Continue
06 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Mazen M. Batterjee, Vice President of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industrytalks about Jeddah as an economic hub as the city experiences 10% yoy growth. Continue
01 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Adil S. Dahlawi, managing director and CEO of Itqan Capital talks about the most important investments in Saudi Arabia offering the highest return on capital. Continue
01 July 2015 |
Peter Matay
Adil S. Dahlawi, managing director and CEO of Itqan Capital talks about the major investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia, capital markets, real estate and other topics. Continue
29 June 2015 |
Peter Matay
Investment strategy of SEDCO. Continue
29 June 2015 |
Peter Matay
Anees Ahmed Moumina, CEO of SEDCO Holding talks about foreign direct investments and doing business in Saudi Arabia. Continue
13 February 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"The options are either through funds or through swaps. Foreigners would prefer direct ownership of securities and this has been an ongoing debate for quite some time," explains Dr. Boutros Klink, Continue
13 February 2015 |
Dominika Bzduchova
"One of the government’s initiatives that SATCO is participating in is that SATCO has won a significant contract by the Ministry of Housing to build 778 villas in the northern region of Taima. It Continue
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20 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Sami Alhumaidi, Managing Director of PSATRI taks about the offset program in Saudi Arabia. Continue
20 January 2016 |
Peter Matay
Sami Alhumaidi, Managing Director of PSATRI taks about innovation in Saudi Arabia. Continue
24 July 2014 |
Peter Matay
Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) was one of the companies created under the auspices of the Saudi Economic Offset Program, which originally started in the mid-1980s. The company focused on Continue
24 July 2014 |
Jacques Yétérian
Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, President and CEO of Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), aleading manufacturing company operating in military, telecom and industrial sectors, stresses the importance of Continue
24 July 2014 |
Peter Matay
"If we look at all the fundamentals related to Saudi economy, I do think we have any other option but to be positive and optimistic about our future," explains Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, President and Continue
24 July 2014 |
Jacques Yétérian
Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a leading manufacturing company operating in military, telecom and industrial sectors, discusses their strategy to develop ICT capabilities in Saudi Arabia. Continue
24 July 2014 |
Peter Matay
Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) has been involved in major defense and ICT projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One of the projects included cooperation with Saudi Telecom.Dr. Ghassan Continue