Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Budget to stimulate Saudi industries  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 24/12/2013
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi economists are hopeful that the 2014 fiscal budget, likely to be announced on Monday, would pursue capacity building and balanced development throughout the Kingdom.
The Saudi stock market made significant gains in recent days as expectations grew over an expansionary budget. The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) climbed 0.5 percent to 8,551.23 points - a 63-month high.
Analysts expect the budget to spur some buying in infrastructure-related firms.
"Saudi Arabia is expected to announce financing initiatives that will include more youth participation in productive process that is pursuing education, training and entering the job market," Ihsan Buhulaiga, a former Shoura member, told Arab News.
Saudis are optimistic the new budget would earmark more funds for welfare projects across the country.
Economists had earlier predicted that the budget surplus for 2013 would exceed SR225 billion.
In 2012, the surplus was SR96 billion because of a fall in oil prices.
"The budget will create economic impetus for te country to grow and will continue to support the country's diversification efforts," John Sfakianakis, chief investment strategist at Masic in Saudi Arabia, told Arab News.

Sfakianakis said: "The budget is expected to be expansionary in nature and content. It will be a budget that continues to build on the human capital side of things, including education and training as well as health care."
He added: "Public investment will continue to retain its prominence given the government's commitment toward modernization and sustainability." He said government debt would continue to be at the lowest possible levels and among the lowest in the world giving the sovereign enough cushioning at times of greater stress.
Fawaz H. Al-Fawaz, a Riyadh-based economic consultant, said that the budget should be clear about the "explicit and implicit subsidies" to lay the ground for economic reforms.
"The budget should not be just an annual schedule of expenses and revenues. It must reflect the economic choices in the present and the future," he added.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 24 2016 - Two Israeli Reconnaissance Planes Violate Lebanon's AirspaceQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Beirut, July 23 (QNA) - An Israeli reconnaissance plane has violated the Lebanese airspace above Lebanon's Alma Shaab and flew over Iqlim Kharroub region, as indicated by ...

 Jul 24 2016 - Mass Hunger Strike in Protest of Israel's Detention of PalestiniansQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Ramallah, July 23 (QNA) - A mass hunger strike across Israeli prisons continued on Saturday in protest of Israel";s detention of Palestinians without charge or trial, ...

 Jul 24 2016 - EU Condemns Kabul AttacksQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Brussels, July 23 (QNA) -The EU has condemned an attack in Kabul earlier today at a march in which 80 people were killed and over 200 injured. A statement by Maja ...

 Jul 24 2016 - Turkey Forms State of Emergency Coordination CommitteeQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Ankara, July 24 (QNA) - Turkey has formed a state of emergency coordination committee chaired by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, according to the Official Gazette. The ...

 Jul 24 2016 - Israeli Army Injures One Palestinian, Arrests Three OthersQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Ramallah, July 24 (QNA) - Israeli soldiers invaded, at dawn Sunday, the town of Silwad, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, shot and seriously wounded one ...

 Jul 24 2016 - Bahrain to launch USD526m market revampMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bahrain's government has announced a USD526 million project to revamp Bahrain's Manama Central Market.In detail, the project is still awaiting approval, six months after it was suspended ...

 Jul 24 2016 - Enec, KHNP shake hands on support services dealMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have inked an operating support services agreement (OSSA) for the Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu ...

 Jul 24 2016 - QIA, Douglas Emmett acquires USD225m LA office buildingMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has announced the acquisition of a mega office property in Los Angeles in joint venture with Douglas Emmett, a real estate investment trust (REIT.In detail, ...

 Jul 24 2016 - WEEK AHEAD: Blue-chips aplenty due to update marketProactiveInvestors - UK
(MENAFN - ProactiveInvestors - UK) The week ahead is set to be a busy one as blue-chips race to get their results out before people head off on holiday. The first of the big companies reports on ...

 Jul 24 2016 - Italian banking crisis may not spill over to global economy: QNBGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Italian banks are in 'trouble” because of their 'large stock of bad loans” QNB said although it does not foresee the trouble 'spilling over” to the wider ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help