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Saudi Arabia introduces measures to ‘facilitate the entry of foreign issuers to the Saudi stock market’

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Saudi Arabia has introduced measures to facilitate the entry of foreign issuers to the Saudi stock market, Reuters reports, in the latest reforms to attract overseas share buyers and issuers as part of its Vision 2030 economic and social reform plans.

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Capital Markets

Saudi market regulator facilitates listing of foreign companies

Saudi Arabia has introduced measures to facilitate the entry of foreign issuers to the Saudi stock market and encourage investment in NOMU, the country’s secondary ...

 

Tourism

Saudi Arabia to allow unmarried foreign couples in hotel rooms

Saudi Arabia plans to drop a requirement for men and women visiting the kingdom to prove they’re related to share a hotel room, part of ...

 

Tourism

Six Tourist Spots in Saudi Arabia That Will Surprise You

Tourists are now welcome in Saudi Arabia, but should you visit? The conservative Islamic kingdom bans alcohol and detains domestic critics, and only recently allowed couples ...

 

Saudi-UAE

Abu Dhabi crown prince, top Saudi defense official discuss military, defense matters

The de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates held talks with Saudi Arabia’s deputy defense minister in Abu Dhabi on Sunday on military and ...

 

Saudi-Germany

German-Saudi trade volume declines by 17%

German exports to Saudi Arabia fell to less than €6 billion ($6.66 billion) for the first time in nine years, the German Chamber of Commerce ...

 

G20 - Riyadh

Saudi Arabia and the G20

Vision 2030 cannot be successful without cooperation in the digital economy, digital technology and artificial intelligence. Tsukuba, which hosted a ministerial meeting on trade and ...

 

Sudan

Saudi Arabia working to remove Sudan from U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list: tweet

Inclusion on the list makes Sudan ineligible for desperately needed debt relief and financing from lenders like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Removal ...

 

Security

Saudi, Bahrain Conduct Joint Naval Drills to Raise Combat Readiness

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have launched two joint naval exercises to strengthen operational coordination as part of their efforts to protect maritime navigation and boost ...

 

Climate Change

Most Saudis believe climate change will affect lives

Most Saudis believe climate change will affect their lives but fewer believe human activity is to blame or that they should do anything about it, ...

 

E-Games

E-gaming will be a big part of Saudi Arabia’s futuristic city, NEOM

The recently signed MoU comes as NEOM officials are planning to host the first-ever electronic sports event in the city. As a major player in the ...

 

Education

Al-Asheikh: Efforts afoot to make education better

“So we started revising some of the curricula and completing the work started by our predecessors. When I took over the ministry, there were people ...

 

Public Investment Fund

Saudi fund acquires 49% stake in consulting firm Richard Attias: Maaal

A subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has acquired 49% of consulting firm Richard Attias & Associates (RAA), Saudi financial news website Maaal reported ...

 

Hyperloop

Saudi Arabia set to host training track for ‘unprecedented’ transport system

Saudi Arabia is set to become the first country with a long-range test track for the planned hyperloop transport system. The US-based Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) ...

 

HRDF

Saudi Human Resources Development Fund gives $122 million to support job schemes

The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) has deposited more than SR457 million ($122 million) for September in the bank accounts of more than 299,000 ...

 

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Syria

U.S. pulls troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish attack

The United States began pulling troops from northeast Syria on Monday in a major policy shift, opening the way for a Turkish attack on Kurdish-led ...

 

Iraq

Iraqi police fire on protesters as anti-government unrest grows, death toll passes 100

At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters on Sunday, the sixth day of unrest in which ...

 

Yemen

Yemeni government, separatists close to deal on ending Aden stand-off: sources

Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are close to a deal that would end a power struggle in the southern port of Aden and see ...

 

Taliban Talks

Taliban meet US peace envoy for first time since Trump announced deal ‘dead’

The official offered few details of Friday’s meeting between peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and the Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder ...

 

Weapons Sales

Here’s how many foreign military sales the US State Department OK’d in FY19

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Oil Markets

Analysis: Oman crude at a premium to Brent shows lingering impact of Saudi attacks

With the price of Brent crude back below where it was before last month’s attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure, it’s tempting to think normal ...

 

Shale Oil

Perspective: Is the U.S. Oil Industry Dominant? On the Verge of Oblivion? Neither

The price of oil continues to rise and fall in response to commercial pressures and investor sentiment. But even an attack threatening 6 percent of ...

 

Israel

Ancient ‘New York’: 5,000-year-old city discovered in Israel

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Hackers

Iran-linked group targeted email accounts for US presidential campaign, government officials

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Tunisia

Split Vote Complicates Government Formation After Tunisia Election

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Migrant Labor

Sudden deaths of hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar not investigated

Qatar is failing to investigate the sudden deaths of hundreds of migrant works, the Guardian can reveal. Hundreds of labourers in the World Cup host nation ...

 

Libya

Libyan conjoined twins will come to Riyadh for treatment

In accordance with the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Libyan conjoined twins will arrive in Riyadh on Monday. Ahmed and ...

 

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Taliban commanders freed ‘in swap for Indian hostages’

The 11 Taliban reported freed included a member of the militant Haqqani group. The Indians released on Sunday were part of a group of seven engineers ...

 

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