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Goldman Sachs Gets License for Regional HQ in Saudi Arabia: Reports

New York-based Goldman Sachs Group has reportedly obtained a license and is set to become the first Wall Street bank to establish its regional headquarters in Saudi Arabia.

Bloomberg has reported that Goldman Sachs has the go-ahead from the Ministry of Investment, but the company has not officially commented on it as yet.

Local sources could not get a confirmation from the Ministry of Investment last night.

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet recently approved a new set of rules under which companies without a regional headquarters in Saudi Arabia risk losing lucrative government contracts.

Companies with state contracts must have a regional headquarters in KSA with a minimum of 15 employees.

On the other hand, firms that set up a regional base in the Kingdom get significant tax benefits.

Goldman Sachs offices

This includes a 30-year exemption for corporate income tax. Goldman Sachs has offices in Doha, Riyadh and Dubai.

The bank recently opened a new office in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).


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