Oil-price-hit Saudi Arabia embarks on new era, led by young prince

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A recent list of the 100 most powerful Arabs under 40, published in Arabian Business magazine, included quite a few well-known names from Saudi Arabia. That’s not really surprising, as the desert Kingdom has the Middle East’s largest economy, and consequently is hugely influential in the Arab world. What emerges from a closer analysis of this list, though, is that many of these “powerful” younger Saudis represent a diverse group of companies and organisations, some of which have been associated recently with areas of growing tension in Saudi Arabia’s micro-managed and, some say, pressure...

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