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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 14 November 2018

Business Extra Podcast: the Saudi investment landscape

Russian, French and Chinese companies have grabbed the momentum from the US for the opportunities created by the kingdom's Vision 2030

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman smiles as he attends the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh. AP
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman smiles as he attends the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh. AP

With the broader political picture unsettled for Saudi Arabia, the landmark Future Investment Initiative, being held in Riyadh, has been dominated by non-US institutions, funds and companies.

Will this alter both the inbound and outbound investment priorities in the kingdom? Hosts Mustafa Alrawi, Assistant Editor in Chief and Chris Nelson, Assistant Business Editor discuss the evolving investment landscape. Listen here:

Sarmad Khan, Senior Business Correspondent, reports from the Saudi capital from the FII. Mustafa and Chris also assess the viability of an electric future for the aviation sector.