Elizabeth Owens

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Saudi Arabia’s Great Makeover Can’t Afford to Fail This Time

The real pain is just starting as the kingdom’s new young crown prince implements his ambitious plans.<p>Visitors to Saudi Arabia could be forgiven for …

Women are becoming the driving force for Saudi Arabia’s progress | opinion | top

In a move lauded worldwide, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud recently issued a royal decree allowing women to obtain driving licences.<p>Saudi Arabia …

Saudi Arabia will return to moderate, open Islam and 'will destroy extremist ideas', says crown prince

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia has revealed the country will return to moderate, open Islam.<p>Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud also …

The House of Saud is still in denial | Nesrine Malik

Despite crown prince Mohammed’s pledge of reform there is no honest acknowledgement yet of what lies behind Saudi Arabia’s malaise<p>Something is definitely afoot in Saudi Arabia this time. For decades, the Saud ruling family has followed a policy of promise but never deliver. They make the right …

Saudi Arabia Eases Restrictions on Messaging Apps, But WhatsApp and Viber Are Still Blocked

After more than four years of heavy censorship, Saudi Arabia has eased restrictions on the use of internet-based call and messaging (VoIP) …

8 things to know about NEOM project

<b>RIYADH</b> — NEOM is the world’s first independent special zone stretching over three countries. It is set to become a new vibrant destination located in …

Saudis plan to build $500bn mega city and business zone

<b>Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to build a new city and business zone - a project that will be backed up by more than $500bn (£381bn) in investment.</b><p>Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the 26,500 sq km (10,232 sq mile) NEOM zone will be developed in the north-west, extending to Egypt and Jordan.<p>It …

Saudi Arabia

Citigroup plans hiring drive as it re-enters Saudi Arabia

RIYADH (Reuters) - Citigroup wants to hire up to 20 bankers in Saudi Arabia, where it plans to formally begin operations in the first quarter after obtaining an investment banking licence in the kingdom, a senior executive said. Saudi Arabia’s economic reform programme would create investment …

India Emerged As A Regional And Global Power: CIA Fact Book

India with NaMo effect has emerged as a world leader, and has also played an important role to create a balance between production and consumption …

Venezuela Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

So much for the idea of better angels prevailing within the ruling Socialist United Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Despite not having enough seats to control congress, President and PSUV strongman Nicolas Maduro pulled the plug on the National Assembly, their legislative body, and turned it into a …

Rabbits Won't Save Venezuela from Going Hungry

My family tried raising rabbits to deal with the economic disaster that is socialism and it didn’t work for us either.<p>President Nicolas Maduro wants …

Let Them Eat Rabbit Is Venezuelan President's Response To Food Shortages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has unveiled an unusual strategy to help ease the chronic food shortage faced by many of his nation's 30 million people — something he calls Plan Conejo, or "Plan Rabbit."<p>Maduro and his ministers are embarking on a somewhat surprising — and to many, alarming — …

Retreat from globalisation will destabilise the world economy | Mohamed El-Erian

Hostility in the UK and US to structures such as the EU, World Bank and IMF will lead to increasing instability for everyone<p>The retreat of the advanced economies from the global economy – and, in the case of the UK, from regional trading arrangements – has received a lot of attention lately. At a …

Economics

Xi says BRICS nations should stand up against protectionism

next<p>prev<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for the world to reject protectionism even as American and European pressure mounts on Beijing to lower market barriers, speaking at the start of a Chinese-led summit of five large emerging economies now overshadowed by North Korea's sixth …