Saudi Aramaco IPO Before Saudi Arabia Goes Bankrupt


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.

Saudi Arabia Granted Humanoid Robot 'Citizenship'

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Sure, it's a PR stunt, but people on social media were quick to point out how the "female" robot might have more rights than women in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia Makes Security A Top Priority


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.

Google's Parent Company Reportedly Is Considering Building a Tech Hub in Saudi Arabia

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Alphabet CEO Larry Page has reportedly been involved in talks about it for months. Technology

Progress For Women in Saudi Arabia Allows Them To Enter A Football Stadium For The First Time. (And They're Calling It a Milestone).

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7,500 miles away from the #MeToo movement, women have cause for a muchdifferent celebration. Innovate

Doing Business in Saudi Arabia – I Part: 7 impressions of Riyadh

Entrepreneurial Growth Culture

At the present time, I am Project Director of the Saudi Fast Growth 100 , an annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing emerging companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, recognizing the new generation of companies that are creating jobs and spurring innovation in KSA. The Saudi Fast Growth 100 was launched by three founding partners, including Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority’s (SAGIA) National Competitiveness Center , Al Watan newspaper and Next Economics.

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

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.

Uber, Not So Uber


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

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


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.

Oil dips as oversupply outweighs Saudi royal reshuffle


(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.

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.

The Pharaohs of IBM

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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

[ADV] 4 Products Businesses Can Import From Qatar


Bordering Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf, UAE and Iran, Qatar is one of the most important Middle Eastern countries despite its small size. Middle Eastern countries have build an immense reputation in the world of business by exporting goods to many countries and Qatar is one such country.

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Mounting Geopolitical Risks Threaten Middle East Economic Recovery


Projections were left stable in Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the UAE and Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s strong compliance with the oil cap deal is preventing the economy from fully benefitting from the recent spike in oil prices.

Mexican Food and Entrepreneurship for Lunch in Dubai

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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.

And Then They Came for Me …

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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?”

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.

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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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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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.

[Review] Startup Rising


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.

Up Close & Personal with Middle East Conflict

VC Confidential

Billionaires in Saudi Arabia funded initial ISIS activities but now, as ISIS has grown more radical, they have pulled back as ISIS condemns the Saudi secular rule. Today was one of the most memorable days of my life. Things in the Middle East got very real today.

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

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” 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.

Reducing Risk And Optimising Business Opportunity In The Middle East


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.

Twitter's Ad Products to Go Global

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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."

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

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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.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.


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

Texas Bitcoin Conference Runs Oct 28–29

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The Forrest Four-Cast: Oct 23, 2017 Blockchain technology are red-hot at present, generating countless media reports. For instance, watch this two-minute everything-you-need-to-know-about-this-new-technology released last week via Wired.

The Artificial Intelligence Opportunity: A Camel to Cars Moment

Occam's Razor

I lived in Saudi Arabia for almost three years. Saudi Arabia is a country that saw massively fast modernization. I only half-jokingly say that Saudis still ride their cars like camels – and it was scary!).

International Business Do’s And Don’ts


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

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.

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.

4 Things to Know About Global Consumers

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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.

Founder Institute

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

I have had substantial experience in Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Dubai & Saudi Arabia. I have just applied for the Founders Institute program in Singapore. The Founder Institute is a startup-mentorship program with an enviable list of mentors and advisors on their panel.

7 Reasons Auto Czar Steve Rattner is Wrong

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We are now the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. When it comes to manufacturing, we''re staring down several game-changing moments.

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.

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How can Visual Search Change SEO for E-Commerce?

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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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