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Record number of foreign investor licenses issued by Saudi Arabia, noted in UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2021

August 11, 2021 With continued global interest in Saudi financial assets, FDI inflow into Saudi Arabia is today at its highest level since 2016 when Vision 2030 was launched.  The Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia’s (MISA) latest update echoes trends highlighted in UNCTAD’s World Investment Report, confirming the highest demand for foreign investor licenses since records began in 2005.…

Invesco: Middle East sovereigns focus on liquidity as over half saw drawdowns in 2020

July 13, 2021 As the majority of governments stepped in to support local economies and plug fiscal deficits, over half of the sovereigns in the Middle East region saw drawdowns, compared with a third globally. Of these 78 percent were from liquidity sovereigns and 58 percent from investment sovereigns.  Middle East sovereign funds built large liquidity reserves following the global…

Saudi Arabian solar: how the state has invested in overseas solar projects

July 7, 2021 Major investments in countries across the Middle East and North Africa could make Saudi Arabia a key supporter, if not producer, of solar power in the region. With Saudi money and local support for solar power, these plans could establish a new sense of collaboration and renewable investment in the region. Read the original article at Power…

Shuaa Capital considers three SPACs as investor enthusiasm finally catches on in MENA

July 6, 2021 Dubai financial services firm Shuaa Capital PSC is considering setting up three blank-check companies of around $200 million each, rapidly opening up a potential boom market for special purpose acquisition vehicles to Gulf investors. Interest is taking off in the Middle East as momentum for the vehicles has waned in the U.S. following lackluster performance and increasing…

OPEC resumes oil policy talks amid Saudi-UAE standoff

July 5, 2021 OPEC+ ministers called off oil output talks after clashing last week when the United Arab Emirates rejected a proposed eight-month extension to output curbs, meaning no deal to boost production has been agreed. The failure of the talks, which had partly been about an increase in oil output from next month, helped to drive up international benchmark…

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