SUSTG.org | Lucien Zeigler | 12.2.13
The Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry will host a new conference, the Private Sector in the Middle East (PSMEC) in Riyadh on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. (more…)
SUSTG.org | Lucien Zeigler | 11.21.13
Floods that have ravaged Saudi Arabia from its capital, Riyadh, to regions in the Kingdom's Eastern Province have claimed 11 lives, with four individuals unaccounted for, according to official figures
released by Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency.
reports that out of those killed, seven were in Riyadh Region, two in the city of Araar, ... Continue Reading
one in Al-Gunfuza and one in Al-Baha. (more…)
SUSTG.org | Lucien Zeigler | 11.17.13
The streets of the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh were inundated with water after a rare rainstorm dumped two hours of rain onto the desert city, leaving at least four dead, many more missing, and millions in damage.
Photos published on social media outlets and in the Saudi press show the extent of the damage to the city of 8 million residents, which rarely receives heavy rain.
SUSTG is collecting photos and accounts of the flooding in ... Continue Reading
Riyadh. If you are in Riyadh and have photos to share with SUSTG, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUSTG.org | Staff | 11.11.13
In the wake of Saudi Arabia's decision to turn down a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council, Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the United Nations Abdallah Yahya A. Al-Mouallimi is calling for Arab states to be permanently represented on the U.N.'s most powerful body and for veto power to be eliminated. (more…)
SUSTG.org | Lucien Zeigler | 11.10.13
According to a recently released report by Jadwa Investment,
the Saudi economy picked up in September following the seasonal slowdown in August, with indicators of consumer spending showing growth in both absolute and year on year terms. Year on year inflation also slowed for the third consecutive month in September. ... Continue Reading
SUSTG.org | Lucien Zeigler | 11.5.13
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday, November 4, 2013, on a trip aimed at shoring up the "special relationship" between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Secretary Kerry met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, Foreign Minister Prince Saud al Faisal, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adel Al Jubeir, and other officials in Riyadh. ... Continue Reading
SUSTG.org | Lucien Zeigler | 10.29.13
Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh, has undergone dramatic growth and modernization during the last decade - an extraordinary period of economic expansion and population growth. Riyadh's population now exceeds 5 million with its metropolitan area claiming close to 7 million people. ... Continue Reading
SUSTG.org | Lucien Zeigler | 10.30.13
Saudi Arabia is second in the Middle East in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business report and 26th overall, according to the recently released 2014 report. The placement represents an overall drop of 4 slots in the coveted ranking since 2013, when the Kingdom was ranked 22nd overall. ... Continue Reading
SUSTG.org | Lucien Zeigler | 10.27.13
"The latest ramp-up in activity has caught the attention of the biggest players," according to a Reuters report, which details the extent to which global oil services firms are eying Saudi Arabia as a high-growth market in 2014.
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"Dozens of offshore and onshore rigs are being lined up for drilling in Saudi Arabia in 2014, and service companies are expanding their Saudi operations to meet buoyant demand," Reuters reports. Citing industry sources, Reuters reports that "at least 160 rigs are currently deployed in Saudi territory and that the world's top oil exporter plans to raise its rig count to 210 by the end of 2014."
[Click here to read the full report from Reuters]
SUSTG.org | Pat Ryan (SUSRIS) | 10.26.13
Following his candor at the National Council on US-Arab Relations' Policymakers Conference in Washington, our partner site SUSRIS features an exclusive interview with Prince Turki al Faisal. (more…)
SUSTG.org | Lucien Zeigler | 10.25.13
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor and the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund will sponsor a one-year postdoctoral study at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, according to an announcement submitted to SUSTG.
The purpose of the sponsorship is to better understand the Saudi labor market. The accepted applicant will train as a research fellow at the Evidence Based Policy Department at the prestigious Kennedy School in Cambridge, ... Continue Reading
The new postdoc position is a new initiative “that will assess current constraints in the areas of employment and job acquisition in Saudi Arabia and identify potential policy solutions by utilizing and further developing a base of rigorous empirical research,” according to the announcement.
Applications must be submitted by November 10th.
Interested candidates may apply by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject line "Post-doc: Saudi Labor Market Project," and include your CV, academic transcript, and a statement of interest.
Click here to download the flyer.
H/T Saad Alflayyeh (@alflayyeh)
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SUSTG.org | Lucien Zeigler | 10.22.13
Army Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal
, the second-highest ranking Army civilian, is the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, according to a report.
Al Kamen, who last week reported that outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James. B. Smith is slated ... Continue Reading
to join the Cohen Group, confirms in the Washington Post that Westphal is the front-runner. (more…)