Trump to host Saudi Crown Prince

Britain Saudi ink deals worth $2 billion

Britain Saudi ink deals worth $2 billion

Bin Talal, the chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, is one of the world's richest men with assets valued by Bloomberg at $19 billion.

"The numbers don't gel", a financial advisor in the Gulf told MEE.

"We are waiting for the reforms to be in place and to join MSCI and Aramco listing in Tadawul will be catalytic for that capital market as we bring worldwide capital to the kingdom", he told the USA channel last week.

"Speaking up your mind, this is a crime in Saudi Arabia".

Various analyses of the crackdown viewed it as a necessary step for Saudi Arabia to streamline its famously inefficient government, a desperate clawback of resources appropriated by self-indulgent members of the huge royal family, a vital step in persuading global investors to put money into a dramatically reformed economy, a bid by the crown prince to weaken his rivals before he assumes the throne, or all of the above.

The kingdom has never publicly provided an explanation of the general's death.

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Then, shortly before noon, local time, police responded to a third explosion, this time on the southeast side of the city. Police in Austin , Texas say they are treating a series of bomb explosions over the past week as a potential hate crime.

Preparatory work on the part of Aramco has also been slow.

Data published in March by fund tracking firm EPFR Global Funds found evidence that investors have warmed to Saudi Arabia in recent weeks.

In response to questions by the New York Times about the claims of abuse, an official at the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC, told the newspaper: "All allegations of abuse and torture of those investigated during the anti-corruption proceedings are absolutely untrue".

While London is preferred over NY, the requirement by both for greater disclosure of sensitive information on Aramco than the Hong Kong exchange is viewed as a drawback by some Saudi officials and advisers, the sources said.

The state has also reportedly taken "large sums" and real estate from Mohammed al-Tobaishi, former head of royal court protocol; Fawaz Alhokair, a businessman; Khalid al-Tuwaijery, former chief of the royal court; Adel Fakieh, former economic minister; and Dabbagh, a businessman who once oversaw the country's foreign investment authority. He has made it legal for women to drive and dropped official bans on them attending sports matches, but many have said the changes really serve to obscure the crackdown on dissent which has gone on in the meantime. The billionaire was said to have been beaten and hung upside down.

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