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SEEKING RECIPROCITY

Heavily criticized by US President Donald Trump for excessive state subsidies, the “Made in China 2025” program has been dragged into Washington’s trade war with Beijing. At the core of the program is technology and artificial intelligence. Last month, a study entitled “China’s AI Development 2018”was released by Tsinghua University,…

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…

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…

K.S.A. FIRST QUARTER BUDGET STATEMENT

A May 2018 report by Jadwa Investment says the Saudi government’s 2018 first quarter budget statement shows the government’s efforts to raise non-oil revenue are beginning to work. Revenue Total government revenue totaled SAR 166 billion ($44.27 billion) in Q1 2018, an increase of SAR 22 billion ($5.87 billion) or 15 percent year-on-year.…