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  1. Trade between the two nations is growing

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters As one of the most prosperous countries in the world, Saudi Arabia has a significant number of commercial interests on the mainland. And Hong Kong, as one of Asia's prime economic hubs, is also involved. Oil is the most obvious trading entity. Saudi Arabia holds a quarter of the earth's proven oil reserves, is the world's largest exporter of petroleum, ...

  2. Easy accessibility means visitors can marvel at ancient wonders

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters Saudi Arabia is more accessible than many local travellers might think, with regular flights on Cathay Pacific and the kingdom's national carrier, Saudi Arabian Airlines, linking Chek Lap Kok to Riyadh and Jeddah, the country's two major cities. Familiar hotel brands, such as Four Seasons and Novotel, have a presence in Saudi Arabia, although they can ...

  3. Busiest day yet but attendance still short of expectations

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... those of Japan, Saudi Arabia, Germany and Hong Kong, were back up to three hours or more, while visitors to most smaller exhibits also experienced waits of at least 30 minutes. The fair needs ...

  4. Developing a special bond with China

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis As Saudi Arabia and China celebrate two decades of diplomatic ties, the countries are looking forward to strengthening their relationship through business, culture and financial links, while working together to achieve world peace, stability and security. Hammad Al-Rowaily, Saudi Arabia's Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau, says the two-nation strategic ...

  5. Kingdom hopes to forge closer ties with the city

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis As trade and investment links between the mainland and the dynamic oil economy of Saudi Arabia continue to blossom, commerce between Hong Kong and the kingdom is also enjoying attractive benefits. According to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Saudi Arabia is the city's third-largest export market in the Middle East. Last year, Hong Kong's exports to Saudi ...

  6. Big-spending Saudis seek to boost ties as pavilion pulls crowds

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Besides the China pavilion, the most sought after pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai is not that of the United States or Japan, but Saudi Arabia's showcase. The Saudis ... to the nature of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and China, as well as the significance of this historical expo,' Ghandi said. The Sino-Saudi relationship has been rosy since diplomatic ties ...

  7. Mecca light rail construction woes leave China Railways over a Saudi barrel

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Plagued by labour unrest, the project has racked up big losses. It is a cautionary tale of a publicly traded company that got caught up in Saudi bureaucracy, diplomatic considerations between China and its biggest supplier of oil, Saudi Arabia, and the cultural sensitivities of doing business in the holiest Muslim city in the world. At the heart ...

  8. Railway firms quit bidding for Saudi job

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in Saudi Arabia. No explanations were given, but industry executives cite the high cost of business in Saudi Arabia and the difficult working conditions. The 444-kilometre Haramain high-speed rail ... although it was part of a consortium that pre-qualified to bid for it, according to the website of the Saudi Railways Organisation, which is in charge of the project. Only two mainland companies, ...

  9. Rail firm expects loss from Mecca project

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih China Railway Construction Corporation expects to incur a total loss of roughly 4.15 billion yuan (HK$4.82 billion) from the Mecca Light Rail Project, a metro light railway designed to serve Muslim pilgrims to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The contract value of the project is 12.07 billion yuan, but the total cost is estimated at 16.07 billion yuan. Together with finance ...

  10. Fuelling the region's economy

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Asia's economies and societies run on petroleum, and much of that comes from Saudi Arabia,' Al-Ajmi says. He says that as the world's largest exporter of crude oil, Saudi Aramco, Saudi ... Company- that are engaged in refining, petrochemicals and retail distribution. Asia is also home to Sinopec and Sumitomo Chemical, partnering with Saudi Aramco in joint ventures in Saudi Arabia ...




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