Reports: Crown Prince and Delegation to Meet with Tech, Defense, Banking Giants

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House.
Two separate reports from Bloomberg confirm that Saudi officials are eying meetings with major banking houses and technology giants during the Crown Prince's nearly three-week long visit to the United States.

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Security

Commentary: Saudi Arabia is a critical American security partner in the Middle East

Somewhere along the line, we seem to have forgotten that our strategy in the Middle East is dependent on Saudi Arabia as our most important ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Business

MBS in the USA: What the Saudi Prince Wants From US Business

MBS comes off as a unusual combination of super-smooth operator and fierce revolutionary. “He’s a politician’s politician, in a class with Bill Clinton. He charms ...

 

Technology

Saudis Hunting for Deals Plan to Meet Amazon, Apple, Google

The delegation of hundreds of Saudis that’s descended on the U.S. for three weeks will meet executives from Amazon, Apple, Google, Pfizer and other companies ...

 

Finance

Saudi Grand Tour to Include Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, JPMorgan

The kingdom has "almost hired" banks for the offering and is considering 5-year, 7-year, 10-year, 12-year and 30-year bonds or longer, he said. The government ...

 

Security

Saudi Prince’s Nuclear Bomb Comment May Scuttle Reactor Deal

Opposition to a deal for the U.S. to provide nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia is growing after Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Why the Saudi Crown Prince Might Think He Owns Kushner

Trump’s adviser-in-law has been quite successful in one area: strengthening ties between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. ...

 

Education

Saudi Arabia to reform education system and fight ‘extremist ideologies’

The education ministry is working to "combat extremist ideologies by reviewing school curricula and books to ensure they do not reflect the banned Muslim Brotherhood's ...

 

Women in Saudi Arabia

What life is like now for women in Saudi Arabia: Reporter’s Notebook

The women I spoke to came from a wide array of backgrounds. Some were very westernized and spoke English with impeccable American accents. Others came ...

 

Film and Cinema

Saudi Arabia to Launch its First Film Industry Body at Cannes Film Festival

Saudi Arabia has set up its first national film industry entity and is expected to launch it internationally at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. ...

 

Entertainment

Dj Armin Van Buuren to Play at Saudi Arabia’s First Rave in Latest Sign Islamic Kingdom is Easing Restrictions

Electronic musician Armin Van Buuren will be flown into Saudi Arabia to perform at the kingdom’s first DJ party. ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco may create employee shareholders says US think tank

Saudi Aramco could grant shares to employees in any forthcoming initial public offering, according to an analysis of the company charter it adopted at the ...

 

Saudi-Israel

Historic flight to Israel over Saudi Arabia takes off from India

Air India’s inaugural flight to Israel took off from New Delhi on Thursday, as the 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner overflies Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf states, ...

 

Saudi Workforce

At Riyadh gold souk, ‘Saudisation’ spells salesmen scarcity

The policy, along with a hike in expat levies and fees for dependents, has triggered an exodus of foreign workers - who make up a ...

 

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Redefining the Emerging Market Multinationals

Their rise has been meteoric, as reflected in their participation in the Fortune Global 500, which has tripled in eight years—a remarkable feat considering that ...

 

Trump Administration

Report: How 2 Gulf Monarchies Sought to Influence the White House

A cooperating witness in the special counsel investigation worked for more than a year to turn a top Trump fund-raiser into an instrument of influence ...

 

China-Egypt

It’s Make or Break for China’s $20 Billion Egyptian Capital Plan

Chinese city-builder CFLD’s planned $20 billion project in Egypt’s new capital is at a critical juncture after nearly two years of tough negotiations. ...

 

Africa

South Sudan says U.S. oil sanctions will undermine search for peace

U.S. sanctions on 15 South Sudanese oil operators will work against efforts to restore peace and stability in the nation, the government said on Thursday. ...

 

Turkey

Turkey targets Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkish jets have attacked suspected Kurdish rebel camps across the border in northern Iraq, in an operation that reportedly “neutralized” ...

 

Qatar

Qatar Meets Investors Ahead of Potential Bond Sale

Qatar met fixed-income investors in Asia to test their appetite for a potential bond sale in the next few weeks, according to people familiar with ...

 

China in the Region

China takes minority stake in oil offshore United Arab Emirates

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. said Wednesday it awarded a 10 percent stake in the Lower Zakum concession and Umm Shaif/Nasr concession to China ...

 

UAE-India

Commentary: India’s most vital hub city isn’t in India

Look up at the departures screens at any major Indian airport and you are likely to see a familiar pattern: Dubai and Abu Dhabi appear ...

 

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