25 April, 2016 Saudi Arabia outlines reform plan for oil-addicted economy RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia unveiled a bold reform plan on Monday aimed at weaning the country off its "addiction" to oil in a bid to prepare the next generation of Saudi leaders for the domestic pressures of youth unemployment and revenues eroded by lower oil prices.
22 June, 2012 Saudi women cancel driving protest, petition king Saudi female activists have cancelled their plan to brave a driving ban on Friday, settling instead for petitioning King Abdullah to allow them to get behind the wheel, members of their group said.
15 June, 2015 Saudi Arabia opens $585B stock market to foreign investors DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's stock market, valued at $585 billion, opened up to direct foreign investment for the first time Monday, as the kingdom seeks an economic boost amid low global oil prices.
19 December, 2017 Saudi Arabia to spend big after economy shrinks Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday its economy contracted for the first time in eight years due to painful austerity measures as it announced record spending to stimulate growth. The last time the Saudi economy contracted was in 2009, when GDP fell 2.1 perc...