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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 April 2019

Business Extra podcast: Saudi Arabia's record budget for 2019

We discuss how the world’s biggest oil exporter boosts spending to spur economic growth, and talk to Maharati's Greg Hucker about the 'gig economy'

Saudi King Salman has expressed support for his Sudanese counterpart. Saudi Royal Court
Saudi King Salman has expressed support for his Sudanese counterpart. Saudi Royal Court

Host Mustafa Alrawi, The National's Assistant Editor in Chief and Sarmad Khan, Company & Markets Editor, discuss what the outlook will be for the biggest Arab economy after it forecast spending in 2019 to reach 1.106 trillion riyals (Dh1.083tn), up 7 per cent from the finance ministry’s figure of 1.030tn riyals for 2018.

Also in this episode, Assistant Business Editor Chris Nelson talks about the realities of the "gig economy" with Greg Hucker, the founder and chief executive of Maharati in Dubai.

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Updated: December 20, 2018 03:23 PM

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