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Saudi News Update: Week 14

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This week, the World Bank Group announced plans to establish a knowledge centre in Saudi Arabia. This announcement was made in Washington DC, and the centre will serve as a hub for sharing Saudi Arabia’s experiences in reform and enhancing competitiveness through collaboration.

In other news, Stanford University has said that Saudi Arabia has been ranked among the first countries in the world to develop a national strategy for artificial intelligence.  


Economy, Budgets and Finance

Saudi Gazette:  Saudi Arabia, World Bank to establish knowledge centre for economic reforms. Read here

Saudi Gazette: Stanford lists Saudi Arabia among the first countries to develop a national strategy for Artificial Intelligence. Read here

Arab News: Saudi Arabia leading region’s transformative journey. Read here

Government and Royal Family

Arab News:  Saudi Arabia and Armenia to forge ‘road map’ for diplomatic ties, FM Ararat Mirzoyan tells Arab News. Read here

Arab News:  Saudi FM receives phone call from EU foreign policy chief. Read here

Saudi Gazette: Saudi Culture Minister concludes productive visit to ItalyRead here

Defence and Security

Arab News: Royal Saudi Air Force takes part in multinational exercise. Read here

Times Aerospace: Raytheon Saudi Arabia enters a strategic partnership with GAMI. Read here


Arab News: Investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia abound beyond major cities. Read here

Saudi Gazette: Revenues touch SR3.7 billion in Saudi cinema sector since 2018. Read here

Arabian Business: Saudi Arabia: NEOM Hampton by Hilton hotel to open in early 2025 under new deal. Read here

Arab News: Future Hospitality Summit to shine spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism industry. Read here


Arab News : American golfer John Catlin wins 2024 Saudi Open in Riyadh.  Read here

Arab News: Saudi Arabia’s Umluj Beach makes list of top 100 beaches worldwideRead here

Arab News: Saudi Arabia offers 3rd round of ‘Sah’ savings products with 5.59% returnRead here


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