The 27th edition of this reference on the Middle East additionally includes all the Central Asian states and provides both an analytical overview of the region and specific data for each of the 32 countries. Introductory chapters cover regional issues, such as: the growth of Islamic banking and its implications for the wider economy; the impact of ex-Soviet countries on international oil and gas production; and the significance of the Middle East's contribution to international terrorism.;Comprehensive economic and business reports for each country include: political and economic surveys identifying the trends, developments, problems and solutions; country profiles, including information on economic sectors, political parties and systems, demographics and languages; key facts and analysis of vital statistics; a business guide offering practical information for visitors to the country, including local contact addresses; and key indicators setting out the country's key economic indicators between 1998 and 2003.Financial markets Stock exchange The Saudi stock exchange was opened to foreign investment in 1997. Saudi Arabiaa#39;s ... Time GMT plus three hours. No seasonal ... Public holidays There are no official public holidays in Saudi Arabia, but business stops for Eid Al-Fitr (10 days), the Haj, Eid Al-Adha (10 days) and Al- Hijra.
|Title||:||Middle East Review 2003/04|
|Author||:||Kogan Page (CRT)|
|Publisher||:||Kogan Page Publishers - 2003|