Latest articles from Saudi Arabia

A clearer path for investors

March 3, 2004

Dr Nahed Taher discusses the necessity of corporate governance and potential impact of the new Saudi Capital Market Law.

Open for business

March 3, 2004

The dismantling of barriers to investment could result in foreign banks playing a bigger role in the economy, writes James Gavin.

Stock market flying high

March 3, 2004

Foreign investors are excluded, but Saudis have made fortunes on the fast-rising Saudi Stock Market in the past year, writes Mark Wallace.

New heights for Saudi’s banks

March 3, 2004

Rocketing profit levels in 2003 have given the kingdom’s banks a healthy start to the year. Expectations are high for the growth of financial services.

Market road to project finance

March 3, 2004

The Gulf region has become a focus of attention for global project financiers. Saudi Arabia has come late to this, but could yet prove the biggest draw of all, writes Kevin Godier.

Consumers run for cover

March 3, 2004

Root and branch reform of the Saudi insurance sector beckons rich pickings for underwriters and banks, writes James Gavin.

Saudi finance stands tall

April 2, 2003

The Saudi financial sector continues its vibrant growth. Stephen Timewell reports from Riyadh on the players and a new law governing capital markets.

Saudi banks buck international trend

April 2, 2002

Stephen Timewell reports from Riyadh on how most of Saudi Arabia's banks are enjoying a profitable year.

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