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VAT hike will change Saudi spending habits, say citizens, traders

JEDDAH/RIYADH: Saudis on Wednesday were coming to terms with a hefty hike in the Kingdom’s value-added tax (VAT) on goods and services from 5 to 15 percent.

As citizens began looking at ways to adjust spending habits, many people told Arab News that the new tax rate would have a huge impact on their shopping behavior and would"...

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23% of parents in Saudi Arabia not aware of digital content their children are fond of
July 2, 2020

23% of parents in Saudi Arabia not aware of digital content their children are fond of

RIYADH — Modern parents have to constantly educate themselves and keep up to date when it comes to the Internet trends. There is a strong reason for it — their children. If parents do not know what is popular on the Internet, they can have misunderstandings or even conflicts with their children. It turns out, not all the parents keep up with current trends online and do not have enough knowledge"...

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Intertek certifies SEC for information security and IT service management
July 2, 2020

Intertek certifies SEC for information security and IT service management

RIYADH — Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has awarded the ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certification for Information Technology Service Management and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Information Security Management to the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the largest utility company in the Middle East and North Africa.

SEC acquired certification for 50 different"...

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Bahri operates cargo flights to transport medical equipment and supplies to KSA
July 2, 2020

Bahri operates cargo flights to transport medical equipment and supplies to KSA

RIYADH — In continuation of its ongoing efforts to support the Ministry of Health’s initiatives to contain and combat COVID-19 and as part of its SAR10 million worth of services donated to the Ministry, Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has been operating cargo flights from China to Saudi Arabia to transport medical equipment and supplies to the government of Saudi Arabia....

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Pandemic closes stores at Saudi Arabia’s biggest retail franchise group
July 2, 2020

Pandemic closes stores at Saudi Arabia’s biggest retail franchise group

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s biggest retail franchise group reported a full year loss of SR577.5 million ($153.9 million) as the global shopping industry emerges from near paralysis.

Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co (Alhokair) is behind some of the region’s biggest brands and like other retail groups worldwide has been heavily exposed"...

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23% of parents in Saudi Arabia not aware of digital content their children are fond of
July 2, 2020

RIYADH — Modern parents have to constantly educate themselves and keep up to date when it comes to the Internet trends. There is a strong reason for it — their children. If parents do not know what is popular on the Internet, they can have misunderstandings or even conflicts with their children. It turns out, not all the parents keep up with current trends online and do not have enough knowledge"...

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Intertek certifies SEC for information security and IT service management
July 2, 2020

RIYADH — Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has awarded the ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certification for Information Technology Service Management and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Information Security Management to the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the largest utility company in the Middle East and North Africa.

SEC acquired certification for 50 different"...

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