Saudi Aramaco IPO Before Saudi Arabia Goes Bankrupt

Chaganomics

If you were to take Saudi Arabia's religious issues into effect their credit rating should hover on near default. IPO: Saudi Aramco is valued at $2 trillion. Saudi Arabia is scheduled to go bankruptcy in about 5 years. First from Saudi Arabia, and then on Africa. And another question, if we think the slowdown in Saudi Arabia's economy will impact aid to other countries and investments in the region.

Uber Raises Another $3.5 Billion

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A new infusion from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund raises the company's valuation to $62.5 billion

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NC company carved out of $418M contract for warplane; U.S. Rep. Ted Budd tries to halt sale

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia use them to protect their borders. IOMAX USA Inc., based in Mooresville, modifies crop dusters into surveillance planes fortified with such weapons as Hellfire missiles.

Saudi Arabia Makes Security A Top Priority

Chaganomics

By Andrew Barber Saudi King Salman has removed his half-brother of the title of crown prince in favor of his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, 55 and bestowing the title of deputy crown prince to his nephew, Mohammed bin Salman, who sources say is around 30 years old. The move, which makes the king’s nephew heir apparent to the throne, comes on the same day as news of arrests of more than 90 suspected Islamic State, or ISIS , operatives within Saudi Arabia.

4/26/2015 - Rewind - Disruption threat sends oil trading to near four-month high

Chaganomics

Japan Times: Oil traded near the highest price since December on concern that Middle East supplies may be disrupted as Saudi Arabia expanded its military campaign against Yemen. Saudi Arabia deployed National Guard troops to its southern borders, state-run Saudi Press Agency reported, a month after launching airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

More than Oil to Saudi Arabia: The Economic Cities

Entrepreneurial Growth Culture

Few people would be surprised to know that the production of oil and gas in Saudi Arabia is equivalent to each national citizen producing 0.7 million non-nationals, it is understandable that experts envision Saudi Arabia having oil revenues between $2.8

Mexican Food and Entrepreneurship for Lunch in Dubai

Feld Thoughts

They then spent the next two hours answering questions that I had about Dubai, its history, entrepreneurship in the region, and the geopolitical dynamics with other UAE states, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iran. Amy and I are spending the week in Dubai on the annual Wellesley Art Trip. I’ve been doing some of the art stuff, visited one of our LPs, and have been getting together with local entrepreneurs and investors.

Oil dips as oversupply outweighs Saudi royal reshuffle

Chaganomics

(Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as oversupply outweighed political uncertainty in Saudi Arabia where King Salman relieved the crown prince as well as several senior ministers and the chief executive of national oil company Saudi Aramco. In a surprise move, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Wednesday sacked his younger half brother as crown prince and appointed his nephew, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as the new heir apparent, state television said.

And Then They Came for Me …

Both Sides of the Table

The fact that he called on nations like South Korea or Saudi Arabia to have their own nuclear weapons? Yesterday was Halloween in the United States where children dress up and try to scare people as they “trick-or-treat” for candy.

The mindset of a good investor

The Equity Kicker

They drew on a contest run by American spies in the wake of the Iraq debacle: Begun in 2011, it posed hundreds of geopolitical questions (“Will Saudi Arabia agree to OPEC production cuts in November 2014?”

1985: Oil Prices Will Go Up Forever

Feld Thoughts

In December, 1985, Saudi Arabia flooded the market for oil and by the end of 1986 the price of a barrel of oil was around $10. This is not a post about a bubble, real or imagined. It’s a lesson from when I was 20 years old. I showed up at MIT as an eager freshman. I was 17, from Dallas, with a nice pair of cowboy boots and long hair. On my first day, at the freshman picnic, I heard that 50% of us would end up in the bottom half of our class.

Why It’s OK to Show Your Anger

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 —  @realdonaldtrump He’s a Foreign Policy Idiot He has said that he thinks non-nuclear countries should have their own nuclear weapons and specifically said he has no problem if South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia go nuclear.

Uber, Not So Uber

Chaganomics

billion from Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund. I have been rolling my investor eyes at Uber for a while now. That valuation - what are they thinking?? Regardless, in order to discover the bloated valuation on public markets, Uber could list on global major exchanges (India, UK, Korea, China) and that would merit the type of valuation they need. RTRS - Uber raises $3.5

International Do’s and Don’ts For the Traveling Entrepreneur

Up and Running

” However, in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and even France, it means something different. Doing business on an international scale is very exciting. But, it can also be overwhelming.

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

Both Sides of the Table

GLOBAL” Warming The first thing that’s clear is that global investors from China, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Japan and elsewhere stepped in to fill the gap that was initially created by the VC pull back.

The State Department Meets the Lean Startup – Hacking For Diplomacy

Steve Blank

Army veterans and mid-career MBAs hailing not just from the United States but from countries including Saudi Arabia, India, France, Israel and Austria. The academic year is in full swing at Stanford and already we’re deep into our new Hacking for Diplomacy course.

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Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank

For example, our Intel Technology To Market Accelerator took 22 teams from 11 countries across 15 time zones, from northern Russia to southern Chile and from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. During the Cold War with the Soviet Union, science and engineering at both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley were heavily funded to develop Cold War weapon systems. Stanford’s focus was Electronic Intelligence and those advanced microwave components and systems were useful in a variety of weapons systems.

Bringing Lean Startup to Life at GE

Startup Lessons Learned

In Saudi Arabia, for example, where screening rates are low due to both cultural stigma around the female body and women’s fear of diagnosis, healthymagination has looked to solutions going far beyond just new equipment. “In Guest post by Sarah Milstein, co-host of The Lean Startup Conference. At a party in NYC recently, I was challenged by a VC to name the biggest company currently using Lean Startup practices.

10 Entertaining Things to Check out While You’re Waiting in Line Today

Up and Running

Women can now be attorneys in Saudi Arabia. While in other nations this has long been the case, for the very conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the first female lawyer and the first woman-founded law firm are indeed a novelty. These people need something to read.

TutoTOONS reaches 50 million downloads, growing 10x in 10 months

ArcticStartup

21% of players are from the US, followed by Brazil, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Just as we were watching Sorry as a Service win this year's SV2B pitch , the winner of last year's Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics TutoTOONS is showing great traction over the last 12 months.

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

ReadWriteStart

Currently he’s thinking Chile, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Portugal and Brazil.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.

YoungUpstarts

Saudi Arabia: Motivated. If there’s one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it’s creative.

Many Startups Stumble on International Cultures

Startup Professionals Musings

Although most Latin American countries have significantly improved working environments for women, few companies would yet dare send a women employee to work in Saudi Arabia.

The State Department Meets the Lean Startup – Hacking For Diplomacy

Steve Blank

Army veterans and mid-career MBAs hailing not just from the United States but from countries including Saudi Arabia, India, France, Israel and Austria. The academic year is in full swing at Stanford and already we’re deep into our new Hacking for Diplomacy course.

The Emerging Market You're Probably Ignoring

Inc Startups

Christians go to the West Bank, Muslims to holy places in Saudi Arabia, others go to the Dead Sea or Mount Horeb, the "Moses Mountain." Here's what you don't know about this market: More than half the population is under 25 years old--and that's a big business opportunity.

3 Lessons Consumers Have Taught Businesses About Global Expansion

Inc Startups

But when a Swedish newspaper got its hands on the version distributed in Saudi Arabia, editors noticed one thing missing from its pages: All of the women and girls had been Photoshopped out of its pages.

De Negocios en Arabia Saudita – I Parte: 7 impresiones de Riyadh

Entrepreneurial Growth Culture

Desde hace 7 semanas, soy Program Director del Saudi Fast Growth 100 (SFG 100), un ranking de las 100 empresas de más rápido crecimiento y generadoras de empleo e innovación en el reino de Arabia Saudita. “De negocios en Arabia Saudita&# es una serie de artículos orientados a compartir mi experiencia social, cultural y empresarial en el reino Saudí. Busco acortar brechas entre el Medio Oriente y Latinoamérica, entre Arabia Saudita y Colombia.

Twitter's Ad Products to Go Global

Inc Startups

We are still growing quite fast month on month in the UK, Mexico, Spain, Italy, France… Saudi Arabia is our fastest-growing market percentage-wise month on month."

8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013

Inc Startups

Cybernationalists will target companies as political statements, Saudi Aramco-style. This summer’s cyberattack against Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s national oil company, was “one of the most destructive hacker strikes against a single business.”

[Review] Startup Rising

YoungUpstarts

This I Believe: A Manifesto for a Magnificent Career

Occam's Razor

My professional career spans three countries: India, Saudi Arabia and the United States. This I Believe was one of my favorite NPR programs.

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

ReadWriteStart

Currently he’s thinking Chile, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Portugal and Brazil.

The Pharaohs of IBM

deal architect

One of the really nice things about an assignment in Saudi Arabia is its proximity to Egypt (or Misr in the Arabic/Semitic vernacular). It was a convenient weekend destination and I got to visit some of the pyramids. You quickly. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Meet the Prince Who's Also an Entrepreneur

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Prince Fahad bin Faisal Al Saud might be a Saudi royal, but that hasn''t stopped him from working on start-ups. Prince Fahad bin Faisal Al Saud is a grandson of the brother of the Saudi Arabian king.

How can Visual Search Change SEO for E-Commerce?

Duct Tape Marketing

Currently, he is heading the marketing team at Go-Gulf Saudi Arabia – a custom web design company. How can Visual Search Change SEO for E-Commerce? written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The visuals of a website attract more users than a mere text.

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4 Things to Know About Global Consumers

Inc Startups

Egypt and Saudi Arabia were 42 percent for impulse spending and 46 percent for early adoption. Do consumers around the world shop the same way Americans do? A recent Nielsen study finds they do--and they don''t--in some important ways.

International Business Do’s And Don’ts

YoungUpstarts

However, in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and even France, it means something different. by Scott L. Girard, Jr.,

Reducing Risk And Optimising Business Opportunity In The Middle East

YoungUpstarts

In peaceful and stable countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for example, expatriates are more likely to be concerned about the state of their bank account rather than the geopolitics of the region.

Travelling app CreateTrips Closes $600,000 seed round, Announces Global Launch

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Since their establishment around a year ago, CreateTrips has been launched in 18 countries worldwide, ranging from Philippines to Saudi Arabia. There’s probably not too many Finns who’ve seen the world as much as CreateTrips founder Juha-Petteri Kukkonen has.

The Returnees: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs are Going Back to Korea

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South Korea has no mineral resources to speak of, and it ranks 117th in the world in terms of arable land per capita, behind Saudi Arabia and Somalia. California Style The offices of Devsisters, a graduate company of the Seoul Space incubator.'>