Bangladesh minister of commerce explores bilateral trade options with Saudi Arabia

Bangladesh Minister of Commerce Tufail Ahmed met recently in Riyadh with Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) Chairperson Abdulrahman Al Zamil and other chamber personnel in order to develop avenues of commercial trade between the two nations. Al Zamil conveyed the CSC’s willingness to further develop existing ties, stating that Saudi investors have a strong interest in Bangladesh. Read More »

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector adds to sukuk listings

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) CEO Khaled Al Aboodi marked the listing of a $300 million sukuk on the Nasdaq Dubai by ringing the opening bell for the market on April 25. ICD functions as the private branch for Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, which currently holds seven additional sukuk worth approximately $8.05 billion. Read More »

World Innovation Summit for Health provides training academy to improve patient safety in Qatar

Raising awareness about issues related to patient safety, the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), recently hosted the first edition of the Global Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety in Doha. Held in association with Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar, and Sidra Medical and Research Center, the academy educated nearly 100 Qatar-based faculty and health science students on the best practices in patient safety. Read More »

Northwestern professor raises questions about its branch in Qatar

Northwestern University professor Stephen Eisenman seems to be crying foul, or at least asking questions about the school’s exported journalism program educating students in Qatar. In an interview with the Washington Post published in December of last year, Eisenman talked about things like censorship and human rights violations in Qatar that hamper the efforts of the American universities to maintain a presence there. Read More »

Ericsson reiterates the role of advanced technology in improving Qatar’s public sector

Ericsson hosted the first LTE Towards 5G Forum for the Public Sector last week in Doha where the telecommunications company highlighted how advanced technology can address the critical and diverse needs of the public sector in Qatar. The forum was a networking platform for the various participants, which included Qatar Rail, Ministry of Interior and the Qatar Foundation. Read More »

APICORP attains interest in Ashtead’s offshore oil technology

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) said Tuesday that it has acquired a controlling interest in Ashtead Technology, a global provider of underwater equipment and services to the offshore oil and gas industry. APICORP, which made the transaction in collaboration with Buckthorn Partners, said the acquisition aligns with its diversification objectives Read More »

Council of Saudi Chambers, Australian ambassador discuss trade relations

Australia Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ralph Peter King recently met with Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) Chairperson Abdulrahman Al Zamil to discuss potential trade development between the two nations. Increased mutual economic development appears feasible in the near future as the two officials discussed strategies for joint ventures and potential partnerships. Read More »

College initiative aims to raise the bar for prospective Saudi business leaders

Plans to launch the College for Business and Entrepreneurship at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), a flagship program aimed at raising the bar for prospective Saudi Arabian business leaders, were announced last week in Riyadh. The College for Business and Entrepreneurship is the brainchild of Babson Global, Lockheed Martin, the Saudi Arabia Economic Offset Program and KAEC. Read More »