Saudi Arabia, Other Gulf Nations to Join JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Emerging-Market Bond Indexes

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EM Bond Index

Saudi Bonds to Join JPMorgan Index in $119 Billion Gulf Addition

Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf nations will join JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s emerging-market bond indexes this month, potentially paving the way for billions of ...

 

Oil Prices

Commentary: OPEC cuts offset headwinds from slowing economy

Oil traders seem increasingly convinced OPEC’s prompt action in cutting production will be enough to offset the impact of rising shale production and slowing global ...

 

Women's Rights

Saudi Arabia gives women full control over childbirth procedures 

Pregnant women in Saudi Arabia are no longer obliged to acquire consent from male guardians over childbirth procedures. This includes decisions on how they want to ...

 

Saudi-S. Africa

Saudi Arabia plans oil refinery, petchem plant in South Africa

The new refinery would reduce the need for refined product imports and cement Saudi Arabia’s dominant position in South Africa’s oil sector. The Gulf kingdom ...

 

AFC Asian Cup

Politics Stay Off The Soccer Field As Qatar Plays Saudi Arabia

Surging off momentum built in the early rounds of the AFC Asian Cup, Qatar defeated the Saudis 2-0 . Almoez Ali, a 22-year-old forward, scored ...

 

Qatif

Saudi Arabia pumps money into restive Shi’ite quarter

The government has spent more than $60 million to rebuild the 18-hectare (45-acre) al-Musawara and another $230 million to compensate residents for hundreds of razed ...

 

Weather

Opinion: We Need To Get ‘Rain Days’ In Saudi

Companies need to come up with a standard set of guidelines that they follow in case of rains. ...

 

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco and Total JV to Hire SMBC to Advise on Funding

Satorp, the joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Total SA, hired Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. and Riyad Bank to help raise funds to develop a ...

 

Fashion

Abadia: The Label Marrying Traditional Saudi Artistry with Modern Silhouettes

The ethical luxury label’s pieces are helping preserve Saudi craftsmanship and are infused with cultural pride. ...

 

Saudi-Canada

Canada examining case of Saudi who fled Canada after charge

Canada’s foreign minister said Thursday her government is looking into the case of a Saudi Arabian man charged with sexual assault who might have fled ...

 

Art and Culture

Meet Saudi Arabia’s artist to the kings

During a lifetime at the easel, the unassuming Jeddah-based artist’s stunning creations have become the choice of kings. ...

 

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Regional and related topics

Renewable Energy

Shunning Oil: Middle East Countries Developing Renewable Energy Sources

“Other than in hydroelectric dams, MENA countries are definitely behind Europe and North America in terms of investment in renewables but they are rapidly increasing ...

 

War in Yemen

Head of U.N. team in Yemen’s Hodeidah safe after car in convoy shot: U.N.

The head of a U.N. mission tasked with overseeing a peace deal in Yemen’s Hodeidah port city is safe after an armored car in his ...

 

GCC in the Region

Analysis: The Gulf’s New Interventionists

Gulf Arab states are funding development outside their borders, reshaping aid patterns and opening new arenas for competition with actors like China. ...

 

China in the Region

China Offers Iran $3 Billion Oil-Field Deal as Europe Halts Iranian Crude Purchases

China’s state-run energy giant is making a new approach to clinch a $3 billion deal for more development of an Iranian oil field, seeking to ...

 

Turkey

Turkey sentences detained judge who won human rights award to 10 years

A Turkish court sentenced a judge who previously won an award for human rights to 10 years in prison over links to the network Ankara ...

 

Palestinian Aid

Palestinian School And Sewage Projects Unfinished As U.S. Cuts Final Bit Of Aid

The White House has blocked an emergency effort to finish major U.S.-funded school, water and sewage projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according ...

 

U.S. Military

Army Releases a Critical History of the War in Iraq

The Army on Thursday published a long-awaited study of the U.S. war in Iraq that criticizes decisions of some of the service’s most senior officers ...

 

U.S.-Iran

Report: US assesses its Iran policy not working

“A preliminary internal assessment by the administration described to Crisis Group purportedly concludes that the U.S. approach has yet to curb Iran’s behaviour or entice ...

 

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