Saudi Arabia

August 24, 2000

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Saudi Arabia's interior ministry issues its last warning to Saudis employing expatriates who lack the proper labor documents.

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Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will meet in Riyadh on September 1st to discuss holding an emergency Arab summit, the Middle E

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As part of the first phase of the year 2000 telecom development plan, the Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) has inaugurated a new digital line with 155 million pulses per second (Mbit/s) capacity.

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The central region in Saudi Arabia has proven to be a magnet for newly built industrial plants, drawing investments worth SR 315 million in 1999 to recently opened factories.

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Saudi Arabia holds a 1 percent share of the overall worldwide investment, and is capable of absorbing up to $7.2 billion direct foreign investments annually.

August 23, 2000

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South African communications minister, has applied for the right to appeal a high court order preventing her from awarding the country's third cellular phone license, to the Saudi-backed group Cell-C

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The Saudi market is one of the fastest expanding pharmaceutical markets in the Arab world, with a growth rate estimated at 10 percent per annum, and with local per capita spending amounting to $55.70.

August 22, 2000

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The Saudi ministry of commerce issued Tuesday a statement reiterating that businessmen who conclude agency contracts with some foreign companies to re

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Authorities of Jeddah Port, the main sea outlet in Saudi Arabia, have opened a new terminal with the capacity of 400,000 standard containers per year,

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The Saudi industrial city of Yanbu is scheduled to host a conference titled “Horizons of Investments in Saudi Arabia in the 21st Century”, which will be held November 12-14, 2000.

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Saudi Arabia has authorized the construction of 61 new schools consisting of 1,347 classrooms for 40,410 students. They will be built at a cost of SR 358.1 million ($95.5 million) and will encompass

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The Saudi Geological Institute has signed an agreement with Japan's International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under which the two sides will prospect for minerals, the official SPA agency said Monday.

August 21, 2000

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The Stockholm-based Corral Petroleum Holdings has signed a $150 million five-year loan facility, arranged primarily by Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank and Arab Petroleum Investments Corporat

August 20, 2000

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French press reports have linked between the sale of a large number of French tanks to Saudi Arabia and a reported case of a Saudi princess’s thwarte

August 19, 2000

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Saudi Arabia's embassy in India denies a newspaper report that two of its nationals were detained on charges of spying for Pakistan.