Arabian Centres IPO Postponed Two Days, But will Still Make History

Saudi Arabia’s largest share offering in four years for Arabian Centres shopping malls has been postponed for two days amid rising geopolitical tensions and a looming trade war between the U.S. and China, but when trading begins, it will still be a historic moment for Saudi Arabia's markets.

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Bomb-carrying drone from Yemen rebels targets Saudi airport

Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels said Tuesday they attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as ...


Arabian Centres IPO

This is the biggest Saudi IPO in almost five years — and the first to be sold directly to U.S. investors

The flotation of Arabian Centres is a key test of international investor sentiment in the Kingdom since the death of dissident journalist Jamal Kashoggi last ...


Oil Markets

Hot summer complicates Saudi Arabia’s oil balancing act

Saudi Arabia's seasonal spike in domestic oil consumption to fuel power plants comes at an inconvenient time for the OPEC kingpin, which is under increasing ...



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Saudi Arabian consumer prices fell 1.9 percent year-on-year in April for the fourth month in a row but were unchanged from March, data from the ...



Acciona reaches $600m financial close on Saudi desalination project

ACCIONA, a leading company in the development of water infrastructure, together with Marubeni Corporation, Almar and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding Co., has achieved the financial close ...



Launching a New Remittance Corridor from Saudi Arabia to India

India received the most remittance volume in the world in 2018 at $79 billion, making it a critical and highly desirable corridor for many financial ...



Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) relocates factory to KAEC’s Industrial Valley

As part of its continued efforts to develop its business in the region's markets, and contribute to the diversification of the Saudi economy, in line ...


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Saudi Arabia opens registration for Dakar Rally 2020

The Saudi General Sports Authority (GSA), a co-organizer along with the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation and Amaury Sport Organization, said registrations opened on May 15 ...



Turkey groans under economic pressure from Saudis

Tensions between Turkey and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are spilling over into the economic realm with the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry warning Saudis ...



Three historical mosques in Hail to be restored under Saudi crown prince project

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Italy unions refuse to load Saudi ship in protest over Yemen war

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