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Saudi economic growth forecast to hit 4.6pc

Saudi Arabia's economy is likely to grow 4.6 percent this year, more than previously estimated, helped by a robust performance of the private sector, the International Monetary Fund said. "Private sector growth is expecte

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Saudi private sector expansion continues

The Saudi Arabian non-oil private sector continued expansion during June, with output growth quickening to a 26-month high, a report said. New business from abroad also improved, albeit at a slower pace than total new orders, said

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Forum discusses ways to boost private sector growth

A high-level workshop organised by the World Economic Foundation (WEF) on "creating a supportive environment for private sector growth" was hosted yesterday by the Economic Development Board (EDB). Attended by around 30

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Saudi can achieve 4.4pc growth this year

The International Monetary Fund's forecast for Saudi Arabia's economic growth of 4.4 percent this year is reasonable and achievable, the country's central bank governor Fahad al-Mubarak said on Sunday. "We see tha

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Region ‘still dominated by expat workforce’

The Gulf Arab States need to create a massive 600,000 jobs by 2018, just to maintain a credible percentage of nationals working in the private sector, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The regional private sector

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Saudis' number in private sector jobs doubles

Saudi Arabia has doubled the number of its citizens working for private companies in the 30 months since it introduced wide-ranging reforms to tackle long-term unemployment, Labour Minister Adel Al-Fakeih said. Policy makers fear

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UAE targets 65pc GDP growth in 7 years

* Move to increase Emiratisation * Country to have best infrastructure * Steps to cut waiting period of housing   The UAE will achieve rapid growth with the launch of new pro

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Saudi must boost private sector to meet jobs demand: IMF

Saudi Arabia needs to strengthen its private sector to satisfy demand for jobs by its young population and reduce its dependence on oil exports, said a senior International Monetary Fund official. The world's top oil exporter

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Tamkeen to present operational plan

Tamkeen, an initiative tasked with developing Bahrain’s private sector, will present its 2014 Operational Plan at an event on Thursday (November 21). The plan has been prepared after gathering public opinion through the vari

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Private sector more attractive, say GCC nationals

GCC nationals working in the private sector report significantly higher levels of engagement (45 per cent) compared to their counterparts in the public sector (37 per cent), a report said. This is despite the perceived attractiven

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