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Saudi News Update: Week 12

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This week The National Labour Observatory has said that 1.06 million workers joined the business sphere in 2023 with women constituting 37% of the total.

In other news, the world’s first ‘Dragon Ball’ theme park will open in Saudi Arabia. This will be a part of the Qiddiya Investment Company’s project based just outside of Riyadh and will be based on the Japanese manga comic.


Economy, Budgets and Finance

Arab News:  Saudi private sector employment soars with over 1m new hires. Read here

Al Arabiya: Saudi Arabia’s NEOM unveils massive lagoon resort ‘Treyam’. Read here

Asharq Al-Awsat: Encouraging Private Sector to Issue Sukuk Increases Savings Rate in Saudi Arabia. Read here

Government and Royal Family

Saudi Gazette:  Saudi-led committee discusses Arab League reform. Read here

Arab News:  Saudi Arabia, Bahrain sign MoUs to boost transportation cooperation. Read here

Saudi Gazette: Saudi foreign minister meets Singaporean counterpart in RiyadhRead here

Defence and Security

Asharq Al-Awsat: Saudi Crown Prince Receives Pakistan's Army Commander in Jeddah. Read here

Arab News: Saudi defence minister guest of honour at Pakistan Day parade, gets top civilian award. Read here


Arab News: Saudi Arabia plans $40bn push into artificial intelligence, NYT reports. Read here

Arab News: Saudi Arabia’s mining sector records 138% growth in exploitation licenses. Read here

Arab News: Saudi Arabia boosts its maritime connectivity with India. Read here


Al Arabiya: World’s first ‘Dragon Ball’ theme park to open in Saudi Arabia.  Read here

Arab News: Ramadan in Saudi Arabia ‘like nowhere else’Read here

Al Arabiya: Eid al-Fitr 2024: Near week-long holiday in April in Saudi ArabiaRead here


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