CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED

Bloomberg Lands Another Wide-Ranging Sit-Down Interview with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

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Bloomberg's reporting team in Saudi Arabia landed another wide-ranging sit down interview with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, revealing the powerful leader's thinking on many issues from Vision 2030 to the Saudi Aramco IPO and others.

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Investment

Exotix partners up with Saudi Arabia’s NCB Capital

Exotix Capital, an investment bank specialising in developing markets, has teamed up with Saudi Arabia’s NCB Capital to provide frontier and emerging markets research and ...

 

MBS

Mohammed bin Salman Bloomberg Interview Transcript

Bloomberg’s Senior Executive Editor for Economics, Stephanie Flanders, and five other Bloomberg journalists spoke to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud Wednesday ...

 

PIF

Saudi crown prince says sovereign wealth fund will surpass $600 billion target by 2020

He added that the fund, with more than 50 percent of its investments located in Saudi Arabia, will be investing in more places next year. ...

 

Economy

Saudi Arabia invests $133.3bn in industrial, service projects to diversify economy

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Public Investment Fund

Saudi fund PIF purchases $578.6 mln land plot in northern Riyadh

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Mobily

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audi regulators suspended some of the services of telecommunications provider Etihad Etisalat for failing to hire enough Saudis in executive positions in the latest sign ...

 

Investment

Standard Life Said in Talks With Saudis Over Seeding Local Funds

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Art and Culture

For the First Time Ever, Saudi Artists Exhibit Work at German Art Festival

This week, another milestone was achieved by Saudi Arabia in the field of arts and culture. For the first time in its recent history, artists ...

 

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