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Saudi Arabia to Host G20 Summit Meetings in 2020

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The final communiqué of the G20 summit, which concluded this weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina, confirmed that Saudi Arabia will host the summit in 2020.

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Oil Prices

Crude oil’s next move depends on Saudi Arabia and Trump

"What we really need to get on the path to $60 is we need to see a substantial cut coming out of OPEC... at the ...

 

Economy

Fitch raises Saudi 2018 GDP growth forecast

Fitch Ratings has increased Saudi Arabia’s 2018 GDP growth forecast to 2.2 per cent from 1.8 per cent estimated earlier in line with the IMF’s ...

 

G-20

Saudi Prince Finds Both Friends and Disapproval at G-20 Summit

In the end more leaders chose to see him than expected, if only fleetingly. One imperative was to talk about oil. Another was to try ...

 

G-20 2020

Saudi Arabia to host G20 summit meetings in 2020

The final communiqué of the G20 summit, which was held in in Buenos Aires, Argentina, confirmed that the summit will be held next year in ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Senate headed for clash over Saudi Arabia

The Senate is barreling toward a floor brawl over how to respond to Saudi Arabia's role in the slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. ...

 

Stock Market

Saudi’s Tadawul Leads Gauges in Middle East Markets: Inside EM

The Tadawul All Share Index rose as much as 2 percent, leading gains in Middle East equity gauges, following upbeat third-quarter earnings and deal announcements. ...

 

Tourism

‘Saudi needs to evolve’ tourism regulations to capture opportunity

Saudi Arabia must re-visit its tourism laws in order to achieve the sector’s maximum potential, as hotel operators increasingly pile in to the kingdom in ...

 

Blockchain

Saudi-based ICD eyes blockchain-based tool for Islamic banks

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) plans to introduce a blockchain-based product to help Islamic banks manage their liquidity needs, ...

 

Saudi Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines reveals Formula E Gen2 car aircraft design

Formula E has officially landed in Saudi Arabia as national flag carrier airline Saudia – the title sponsor of the ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix – ...

 

E-Prix

David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas and Amr Diab among headlining acts at Saudi Arabia’s E-Prix

Six of the world’s biggest music acts are set to perform in a three-day music festival in Saudi Arabia during the Saudia E-Prix next month. The ...

 

Construction

Saudi Contractor Defaults on $2 Billion of Debt

One of Saudi Arabia’s major contractors defaulted on almost $2 billion after a falling out among its owners and delays in payments from the government, ...

 

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Global Trade

Trump and Xi Park Trade War—For Now

As widely expected, U.S. President Donald Trump paused his trade war with China at the G-20 summit in Argentina this weekend, halting the imposition of ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Oil surges 5 percent on trade truce, expected supply cuts

Oil prices jumped by more than 5 percent on Monday after the United States and China agreed a 90-day truce in a trade dispute, Canada’s ...

 

Climate Change

With Stakes Mounting, World’s Governments Meet on Climate Change

The Dec. 2-14 meeting in Poland is the most significant conference since Paris in 2015. ...

 

War in Yemen

The Other War in Yemen—for Control of the Country’s Internet

In June of this year, a new internet service provider quietly came online in Yemen. Built with funding from the United Arab Emirates and with ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Yemen’s other conflicts simmer in city once held by al-Qaida

Two years after al-Qaida militants withdrew from Yemen's eastern city of Mukalla, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates patrol the streets in ...

 

Iran

Iran to continue missile tests to build up defense: military spokesman

Iran will continue missile tests to build up its defense and deterrence capabilities, a top military spokesman was quoted as saying on Sunday, following a ...

 

U.S.-Iran

Victims look to punish Iran for attacks against US troops in Iraq

It is a trial in which a small New Jersey law firm and a lawyer out of Arkansas are trying to hold the Islamic Republic ...

 

U.S. AID

U.S. Mulls End To Remaining Aid Programs For Palestinians

The U.S. Agency for International Development could shutter all of its operations in the West Bank and Gaza by early 2019, a move that aid ...

 

Syria

Syria says US-led coalition fired missiles on its positions

Syria’s state news agency says the U.S.-led coalition has fired several missiles at Syrian army positions in the country’s east, causing material damage. ...

 

Qatar

Qatar is pulling out of OPEC

Qatar is a marginal player in OPEC when compared to some of the cartel's biggest producers, such as Saudi Arabia and Iraq. It pumps about ...

 

Netanyahu Charges

Netanyahu’s legal woes grow as police seek new bribery charges

Israeli police on Sunday said they had found enough evidence for bribery and fraud charges to be brought against Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife in ...

 

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