Saudi Aramco Selects D.C.-Based FTI Consulting as Media Advisor for IPO, Report Says

There is reason to believe that, as a results-oriented businessperson, Donald Trump will “get” what the Saudis are trying to do with reforms, Field writes.
Saudi Aramco has chosen Washington, D.C.-based FTI Consulting as global media adviser for what is expected to be the world's largest initial public share offer, industry sources told Reuters.



Saudi FM Adel Al-Jubeir Meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir Met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today at the State Department in Washington.

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King Salman in Asia

Saudi king’s Japanese visit is about much more than oil

Japan's growing economic involvement with Iran has not yet raised the ire of the U.S., Riyadh or its Gulf Cooperation Council partners. Stronger ties with ...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Meets the Trump Administration

The visit by thirty-one-year-old Prince Muhammad bin Salman, a son of King Salman, who turns eighty-one this year and is now on the Japan leg ...


Saudi Oil Policy

Saudis Tell OPEC They Eased Cuts by Pumping 10 Million Barrels

Even after the increase, Saudi Arabia’s data shows it’s cutting output more than required under the terms of OPEC’s Nov. 30 agreement. Still, it follows ...



Commentary: Why Saudi Arabia, China and Islamic State are courting the Maldives

Saudi King Salman’s stop in the Maldives on his month-long tour of Asia brings into focus how this tiny archipelago – best known for high-end ...


Gen Z

Marketers chasing Saudi Arabia’s elusive Gen Z

The majority of today’s Arab teens cannot be considered subversive the way Western teens are. But at the same time, their exposure to globalized ways ...


Women in the Workforce

Women to constitute 28% of Saudi Arabia’s work force by 2020

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development said that its work from home program is set to create about 141,000 jobs by 2020 and added ...



Saudi Arabia’s Olayan Family Plans Local Listing

The planned IPO would be the first time Olayan Financing has sold shares in one of its Saudi businesses since at least 2000, according to ...


Capital Markets

Saudi receives interest from GCC firms keen to list on its SME market

Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority (CMA) has received enquiries from companies from the Gulf Cooperation Council considering listing on its new parallel market, Nomu, a ...


Saudi - Pakistan

Pakistan sends combat troops to Saudi southern border

The brigade will be based in the south of the Kingdom, but will only be deployed inside its border, the sources told Middle East Eye. ...


Youth in Saudi

Perspective: The new generation that’s transforming Saudi Arabia

There is a growing understanding among the leadership that socioeconomic issues, like unemployment, housing shortages, discrimination of women and minorities and personal dissatisfaction, are gnawing ...


Saudi Film

Saudi cinema needs state funding, film fest head says

The head of the main film festival in Saudi Arabia, where cinemas are banned, wants the government to invest in the sector as part of ...


Saudi +

Regional and related topics

2016 Arab Opinion Index

Report: Quarter of Arabs seek migration

Some 24 per cent, nearly quarter, of the Arab region’s citizens seek to emigrate their home countries in an attempt to improve their economic and ...


Military Guidelines

Trump administration reviewing ways to make it easier to launch drone strikes

The Trump administration is close to finishing a review that would make it easier for the Pentagon to launch counterterrorism strikes anywhere in the world ...



In Mosul, a heavy but not crushing blow to IS group

The extremists are carrying out what looks like an organized, fighting withdrawal: a core of fighters is holding out in the city using hundreds of ...


Climate Change

New Scientific Evidence that Middle East may become Uninhabitable

The new facts are stark: per capita availability of fresh water in the region is now 10 times less than the world average. Moreover, higher ...


Trump Middle East Envoy

Trump Middle East envoy meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem

The statement added that during a conversation lasting more than five hours, Netanyahu and Greenblatt discussed Israel's settlement building "with the hope of reaching a ...



Exclusive: Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role – sources

Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic ...



Iran Arrests Opposition Leader’s Son in New Wave of Crackdown

More than seven years since the 2009 presidential elections in Iran, controversies related to the disputed polls and the regime’s subsequent crackdown of the protest ...


Women in the Workforce

How To Be A Female Business Leader In The Middle East

Embracing their own authority can be a most difficult step for women from many different backgrounds. ...


Buried Pharaoh

Buried treasure: huge statue of Egyptian king unearthed in Cairo neighborhood

A team of Egyptian and German archaeologists has discovered a towering 26-foot statue in a Cairo slum, a presumed depiction of Pharaoh Ramses II, Reuters ...


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