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JEDDAH: In the heart of Saudi Arabia, amidst the towering skylines of Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam that have long symbolized the nation’s economic strength, a new narrative is taking shape. It is a story of decentralized development, where attention is shifting away from the bright lights of the cities to the lesser-explored corners of the Kingdom.

The announcement followed a record $35bln investment deal with UAE and coincided with a sharp devaluation of the currency and a 600-basis-point increase in the central bank’s overnight interest rates, breathing new life into Egypt’s flagging finances