Low-risk Saudi market to lure foreign investors
Riyadh, January 26, 2014
Saudi Arabia has been ranked 14th among low-risk credit markets on a list of 76 countries published by a global ratings agency, which would help attract more foreign investors, said a top economist.
The kingdom holds 15th position among the world’s leading economies in creditworthiness, in the survey conducted by S&P Capital IQ, said a report in Arab News.
“Saudi Arabia is experiencing high economic growth, making it among the Top 3 fastest growing countries in the world,” Abdullatif Al-Othman, governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, was quoted as saying in the report.
“There are a lot of investment opportunities in key sectors, especially in transport, health and education, where the government is spending huge money,” he added.
Jamal Al-Kishi, chief executive officer of Deutsche Securities Saudi Arabia, highlighted that the kingdom enjoyed high liquidity.
“The Saudi market has developed comfort with long-term debt issues in Saudi riyals,” he was quoted as saying in the report.