Let’s get some shoes

Saudi Arabia among Gulf region’s leaders in potential for retail markets, according to the management consultancy AT Kierney, behind Kuwait. Armina Ligaya in the National cites Dan Starta, MD of AT Kearney Middle East: “…While there were still opportunities in the Emirates, many brands had already made their mark, while Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were less […]

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Gold!

The Saudi Central Bank is currently sitting on twice as much gold as they previously thought, reports Tarek El-Tablawy of the AP/Washington Post, in a shift that represented “an accounting adjustment” rather than a change in the Kingdom’s gold purchasing policy. Gold – like oil – took a beating during the global economic downturn. Also like […]

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Almost Back (We Promise…)

Loyal readers, family, friends and enemies: we’re almost back, we promise. Our editor is dedicating all his focus to strengthening the new Saudi-US Trade Group website serviceand making it the best guide to Saudi Arabian and Greater Middle East news and analysis on the web, and once up and fully operational, we’ll resume our commentary and […]

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In honor of the BP oil spill…

We’re taking this week off in honor of the BP oil spill. Actually we’re tinkering with the format and publication strategy a bit, and will return Monday. To hold you over, please view our Editor hard at work over the Memorial Day holiday in the video below. And as always, for the world’s number one […]

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