Arabia Monitor’s Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden speaks to the Wall Street Journal on Saudi Arabia & the cancellations to the Future Investment Initiative 2018

The Wall Street Journal Interview with Dr.Florence Eid-Oakden

Our Chief Economist & CEO, Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden, discusses Saudi Arabia and the cancellations made by Western companies to the Future Investment Initiative 2018 in Riyadh with Nicolas Parasie from the Wall Street Journal.

“Countries less fussed about how political dissidence is managed will be able to step in if the West has to take a pause and come to terms with what it considers unpalatable,” said Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden.

“This is an opportunity for Gulf companies, China, Russia,” she said.

For the full article, click here.

For further insights from Dr. Eid-Oakden on Saudi Arabia, Vision 2030, Saudi-Turkish and Saudi-US relations following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and ahead of the upcoming Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, listen to her Bloomberg Surveillance interview with Francine Lacqua, on 16 October here.