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February 18, 2021

Saudi Ultimatum to Move In or Lose Out Unsettles Global Firms

Saudi officials are frustrated by the consultants and executives working on Saudi projects who based themselves in Dubai, business-oriented city that draws in millions of foreign workers.

“It’s a combination of desperation and a little bit of overreach” said Ryan Bohl, a Middle East analyst at Stratfor Worldview. “It’s going to be hard to convince multinationals and regional giants to pick sides,” he said, predicting Riyadh would make exceptions and find ways for companies to function in both.

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