Following Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council’s approval of a special residency permit for entrepreneurs, investors, and skilled expatriates, Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli discusses the impact this may have on existing barriers to knowledge transfer.
Following the New York Times editorial board recently published editorial bemoaning corporations’ continued interest in investing in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Omar AlUbaydli in Al Arabiya provides some additional context on what makes Saudi Arabia eye-catching to foreign investors.
Many natural resource-dependent countries have tried to restructure government finances in the wake of falling commodity prices, with little success. Dr. Omar AlUbaydli discusses the goals of Bahrain’s Fiscal Balance Program and at the factors that may serve to increase the likelihood of success.
In late March 2019, the global ride-hailing giant Uber announced its acquisition of its Middle-Eastern competitor, Careem; Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli discusses the implications….
Lack of financial literacy and a worrying trend of personal debt are discussed by Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli in his latest article for ‘The National’.
The EGIC, Italy, hosted Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli, to present findings from the recent Bahrain Human Development Report 2018 and to discuss the importance of socio-economic development to peace, security and resilience.
Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli discusses why President Trump’s fight against a trade deficit maybe misguided.
Dr. Omar talk about how the openness of the Gulf economy boosts productivity.
Economists typically criticise import tariffs, because they result in higher prices for consumers.The Arabian Gulf countries have generally subscribed to this view. However, as the Gulf countries look to diversify their economies, is it time to consider imposing temporary tariffs to develop domestic industries?
Is diversifying imports the answer to low productivity and preserving future water resources for Bahrain?