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August 2018

ARAB YOUTH: A DECADE ON

Now in its 10th edition, the annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey is one of the most important pieces of research produced in the Middle East and North Africa offering unique insight into the attitudes and aspirations of the region’s biggest demographic – its youth. Here are just some of…

K.S.A HOTEL CONSTRUCTION PIPELINE

According to a recent report: “Saudi Arabia Hotel Construction Overview” by TopHotel Projects almost 60 percent of Saudi Arabia’s current construction pipeline of 143 hotels is forecast to open in 2018. Released ahead of the Hotel Show Saudi Arabia last April, the report revealed that 84 hotels comprising 27,281 rooms…

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was born in 1898 in southwestern Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University’s School of Theology. Peale then attended Syracuse University where he received a doctorate. After serving ten years as a clergyman in New…

THE HUMAN FACE OF RAMADAN

For many of the world’s 1.8 billion muslims, the month of Ramadan represents an opportunity to try to partially detach themselves from the world and devote themselves to fasting, reciting the Koran, prayer and acts of charity. Each year, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) holds a photography contest around…

THE ISLAMIC WORLD THROUGH ART

The British Museum has announced that the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World will open to the public on the 18th of October, 2018. Conceived as a major re-display of the Museum’s world-class Islamic collection, the new gallery will be a comprehensive presentation of the Islamic world through art…

SAUDIA WINS TWO AWARDS AT ATM

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) won two awards at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the Middle East’s largest travel trade event, which took place from April 22-25 at the Dubai International Convention Center. An independent panel of judges from the ATM organizers selected SAUDIA for the “Best Stand Personnel” award.…

SAUDI ARABIA’S RECORD $17.5 BILLION BOND ISSUE

Saudi Arabia’s record $17.5 billion bond issue Saudi Arabia conducted the largest-ever emerging market bond sale last month, selling $17.5 billion of debt in the government’s first international offer while attracting investor orders totalling almost four times that amount. Reuters attributed the huge demand, larger than many market participants had…

THE GCC CORPORATE BOND MARKET

According to a report by ratings agency S&P, the GCC’s corporate and infrastructure bond (sukuk) market remained subdued in the first half of 2018 while GCC corporate and infrastructure bond issuers raised over $7.6 billion in 2017, the market was subdued in the first half of 2018. Five issuers raised…

YOUNG GLOBAL LEADERS

One hundred of the world’s most promising business leaders and social entrepreneurs under the age of forty have been selected to join the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders. The 2018 nominations include nine outstanding young leaders from the Middle East and North Africa The Young Global Leaders class…