New deputy ministers in pole position

Date: Jun 2018

New Country Views

Saudi Arabia: Mini cabinet reshuffle emphasizes culture

If oil prices were to remain at the current average for the rest of the year, we would expect a sizeable improvement in the government’s fiscal position.

The recent Cabinet reshuffle is an indication that social liberalisation is gaining significance in Saudi Arabia.

The slate of deputy ministers appointed -- including young technocrats and private sector businessmen -- could be in pole position before too long.

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