\ News

Jeddah panel studies challenges facing women entrepreneurs

Arab News
Mar-27-2013
The steering committee of Jeddah Entrepreneurs Meet (JEM) and its related competition presented their 2nd report for the first of its kind program supporting women entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Housing crisis before Jeddah Economic Forum

Saudi Gazette
Mar-21-2013
I strongly disagree with many of the commentators who said the Jeddah Economic Forum's theme, Housing for the Growing Population, did not merit an entire conference complete with international experts because the solutions for the country's housing crisis are simple and crystal clear.

Irish minister visits Arab News

Arab News
Mar-20-2013
Jan O'Sullivan, Irish minister for housing and planning, along with Dr. Niall Holohan, Irish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Daniel Cunningham, Irish commercial attaché, paid a short visit to Arab News yesterday. Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi, editor in chief of Arab News and Sayidaty welcomed the delegation.

Youth participation ''encouraging'': Makkah Gov.

Arab News
Mar-19-2013
About 50 Saudi youths joined the Jeddah Economic Forum in a Q&A session with Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal to discuss housing issues and suggest solutions for the problems.

In Jeddah, the world talks about housing

Saudi Gazette
Mar-19-2013
The 13th Jeddah Economic Forum, now the world's largest political and economic gathering after the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, has been focusing this year on the pressing international issue of housing.

Empowering private sector role in housing finance

Saudi Gazette
Mar-19-2013
Session 4 of Jeddah Economic Forum stressed on the need for boosting consumer confidence and strengthening private sector banking role for mortgages. David A. Smith, moderator and Founder of Affordable Housing Institute (AHI), US, introduced the panel consisting of Sheikh Saleh Kamel

Prevarication prevents possible progress

Saudi Gazette
Mar-19-2013
Jaime Lerner, former governor of the state of Parana in Brazil brought a refreshing clarity of vision to the Jeddah Economic Forum on Monday when asked how to reform communities quickly.

Ireland advises Saudi Arabia to pass mortgage law

Arab News
Mar-19-2013
Saudi Arabia needs to pass a mortgage law and establish joint private and public funding initiatives to help tackle Saudi Arabia's housing needs, said Jan O' Sullivan, Irish minister of housing and planning on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia needs to build 143,000 units a year

Arab News
Mar-19-2013
Tarek Ali Fadaak, a member of the Shoura Council, said the Kingdom is in need of 143,000 housing units annually.

Ali Babacan: Cut the red tape

Arab News
Mar-19-2013
The Saudi housing crisis can be solved with cheap units, less bureaucracy and innovative financing, said Deputy Premier of Turkey Ali Babacan at the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) yesterday.

Government''s planning and financing regulations

Saudi Gazette
Mar-19-2013
Dedicated to an analysis of housing strategies, the second day of the 2013 Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) highlighted in one of its sessions the positive impact that governments can have on the housing market thanks to integrated actions at a national, regional and city level and through intelligent and sustainable regulations and monitoring systems over planning, financing and funding methods.

Govt advised to impose fees on empty land or sell them

Saudi Gazette
Mar-19-2013
Developers need to focus on new construction projects that can increase the housing units in the Kingdom, said the chief executive officer of housing developing company Ewaan KSA.

You don''t need a leader, you need a participant and I will be that participant

Saudi Gazette
Mar-19-2013
In the last session of Jeddah Economic Forum, Emir of Makkah, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal gave his recommendations to Makkah Youth Community to be in charge of following up with eight projects presented by young men and women.

Zakat on owned land solution to housing problem

Arab News
Mar-19-2013
Experts focused on means to enable the private sector to contribute to financing houses during the fourth session of the last day of the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF).

Private sector''s involvement a must

Arab News
Mar-19-2013
In tackling the essential role of governments in delivering housing, a speakers' panel at the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) yesterday emphasized the need for government intervention and monitoring.

Housing begs urgent attention, say JEF participants

Arab News
Mar-19-2013
Participants of the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), which ended yesterday after a three-day run, generally felt that the annual event was 'interesting and highly informative.'

Housing inadequate for 30% of Saudis

Arab News
Mar-18-2013
In opening remarks at the first session of the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), Abdullah Sadiq Dahlan, member of the JEF's organizing committee and chairman of the board of trustees at the University of Business and Technology, warned of an imminent threat of a housing crisis exploding in the Kingdom over the coming years in the absence of realistic housing plans.

Saudi Economic Forum Addresses Housing Urgency Issues

Realty Biz News
Mar-18-2013
In the opening remarks of session one of the form, Dahlan pointed to figures illustrating just how under-served the population of his country are where affordable housing is concerned.

Ernst and Young unveils report on affordable housing at the Jeddah Economic Forum 2013

AME Info
Mar-18-2013
According to an Ernst & Young report released at the Jeddah Economic Forum, the analysis of housing affordability, as measured by "residual income" (household budget available after paying for housing) shows wide variation across the Middle East, with UAE and Qatar achieving higher levels of housing affordability for nationals, while citizens of Saudi Arabia have lower residual incomes.

Realtors identify steps to solve housing crisis

Saudi Gazette
Mar-18-2013
Specialists and realtors have identified five urgent measures that are needed to solve the housing problem in the Kingdom.
Number of records: 43