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Saudi imports $199m worth of cement

Saudi Arabia has imported 3.1 million tonnes of cement worth SR750 million ($199.9 million) in the past nine months, said a report. A financial report data released by the Customs Department said that the rise in cement imports is

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Saudi reforms to boost foreign investment in focus

Saudi Arabia’s reforms being rolled out in a bid to boost foreign investment, including a landmark decision to liberalise the kingdom’s capital markets, will be the focus of a study. ‘The Report: Saudi Arabia 201

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Saudi likely to impose 20pc foreign ownership limit

Overseas investors in the Saudi Arabian stock market will face restrictions including a 20 per cent ceiling on combined foreign ownership of any listed stock, a major Saudi newspaper reported on Tuesday. The Capital Market Authori

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Blue chips lift Saudi index to six-year peak

Blue-chip stocks lifted Saudi Arabia's bourse to a new six-and-a-half year peak on Sunday, while other Middle East markets were mixed as low volumes led to choppy trading and a lack of clear direction. The Saudi index rose 0.5

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Saudi, Kuwait to abide by UN move on militant funds

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agreed to comply with a United Nations resolution aimed at stopping financing for Islamist militant groups in Syria and Iraq after four of their nationals were named among a group blacklisted by the international body.

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IKEA annnounces plans for first store in Bahrain

IKEA Saudi Arabia, a leading home furnishings company, has announced plans to open its first store in Bahrain in a premium destination mall in the kingdom's capital Manama. The 30,000 sq m store will be part of the expansion plan by

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IKEA annnounces plans for first store in Bahrain

IKEA, a world leader in furniture and design, has announced plans to open its first store in Bahrain in a premium destination mall in the kingdom's capital Manama. The 30,000 sq m store will be part of the expansion plan by IK

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KACST approves 3,500 patents

The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has approved 3,500 patents since the inception of the patent office in 1982. Of the total, 171 were Saudi, local media said quoting an official. A total of 19,523 paten

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SRO to launch Riyadh-Dammam 180kmph trains

Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) plans to launch four new passenger trains between Riyadh and Dammam that will run at a speed of 180 kmph, a report said. The first of the four trains will be introduced in November this year and t

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Saudi telecom, IT spending to hit $28bn

Saudi Arabia’s telecom and IT spend is set to reach SR108.7 billion ($28.9 billion) this year, an increase of six per cent as compared to SR102.6 billion last year, said a report. An IDC market research firm study found that

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