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The Cohen Group will Launch a Saudi Arabia Office, Company Says

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Global business advisory firm The Cohen Group announced today that it will launch an office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as the company focuses more on the region's largest economy.

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Debt Finance

Saudi Arabia raises $2 billion with new Islamic bonds

Saudi Arabia has raised $2 billion in new sukuk, or Islamic bonds, completing its external funding requirements for 2018. ...

 

Saudi Workforce

Jobs for Saudis, deportation for expats: Saudisation rollout begins

The first phase aims to unlock 30,000 jobs for Saudi men and women, who would replace expatriates, Al-Eqtisadeya reported, quoting an official at the Ministry of ...

 

Saudi-Spain

Spain will go ahead with sale of 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia

Spain will go ahead with the sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said on Thursday, after the deal was ...

 

Saudi Aramco/SABIC

Aramco Fights $70 Billion Price Tag for Saudi Chemicals Giant

Aramco is seeking to pay below the current market price of 119 riyals a share ($32) for the Saudi Public Investment Fund’s 70% stake in ...

 

Saudi Nuclear Energy

Commentary: Saudi nuclear program at a crossroads

As the international community assesses the Saudi program’s goals, they are likely to judge the kingdom’s intentions in reference to two other nuclear energy models ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Arabia Boosts Oil Supply To Asia As Iran Sanctions Return

Iran’s key customers in Asia—no.1 China and no.2 India—are not expected to cut off their imports of Iranian oil, although India may reduce some of ...

 

Saudi-Iran

Iran lacks a strategy to counter Saudi influence: Chatham House

Despite its aggressive foreign policy agenda across the Middle East, Iran is confronted by its failure to develop meaningful bilateral relationships in the region and ...

 

Tobacco

Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging

Saudi Arabia notified the World Trade Organization on Wednesday that it plans to adopt plain packaging of tobacco products, a public health measure strongly opposed ...

 

Haramain Train

New Saudi high-speed train service set to launch on Sept 24

Saudi Arabia's Haramain high-speed train service will reportedly start commercial operations on September 24. ...

 

Lobbying

Gibson Dunn to Support Opposition to Anti-OPEC Legislation

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Ted Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general who served under the George W. Bush administration, has registered as a foreign ...

 

Startups

Seedstars World Is Searching for the Best Startups in Saudi Arabia

The companies selected to pitch at any of the events need to be less than 2 years old, have raised less than $500,000 in funding ...

 

Saudia Cargo

Saudia Cargo launches 2 new terminal projects

Saudia Cargo celebrated the launch of its new terminals project for King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, and King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh on ...

 

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Global Oil Markets

IEA: Global oil supply hits record despite Iran, Venezuela fallout 

Global oil supply was firing on all cylinders in August, reaching a record 100 million barrels per day (bpd), the International Energy Agency revealed in ...

 

Turkey

Turkish Lira Up After Central Bank Raises Benchmark Interest Rate

Turkey’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by the most since Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power 15 years ago, countering the president’s call ...

 

Iran in the Region

U.S. Warns Iran Over Rocket Attacks by Shia Militia

Indeed, recent rocket attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and near the U.S. consulate in Basra, which the White House condemned in a statement ...

 

Syria

Powers cite need for peace in Idlib

A top U.N. humanitarian aid official for Syria says the United States, Russia and other powers have expressed a “common agreement” on the need for ...

 

War in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition seizes main road linking Yemen’s Hodeidah to Sanaa

The coalition of Sunni Muslim states led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has repeatedly said that by taking control of Hodeidah ...

 

Al-Qaeda

Al Qaeda leader: America is the main enemy in a ‘single war with different fronts’

Titled “How to Confront America,” the talk is intended to rally jihadists and supporters against their common perceived enemy. Much of the message is not ...

 

Afghanistan

Taliban say they’re ready for new round of talks with US

The Taliban are ready for a second round of talks with the U.S., possibly this month, which is likely to focus on prisoner exchanges, confidence ...

 

UNRWA

Arab foreign ministers stress their support for UNRWA

The foreign ministers of the Arab League concluded a two-day meeting in the Egyptian capital Cairo by warning that undermining the power and role of ...

 

Apple

Middle East Apple fans will not have long to wait for new iPhone models

And technology-lovers will only have a few days to wait before they can pre-order the latest incarnations of the world’s most popular phone, with orders ...

 

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