Tadawul IPO Pushed to ‘2019 at the Earliest’ as Kingdom Eyes MSCI Inclusion Bump

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Saudi Arabia is delaying the IPO of the Tadawul, the Kingdom's stock exchange, "on hopes that a potential MSCI Inc. upgrade could boost its value," according to Bloomberg which cited people with knowledge of the matter.

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Women's Rights

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