NUCLEAR POWER IN SAUDI ARABIA

Westinghouse in Talks with Other U.S. Companies to Bid for Saudi Nuclear Opportunities, Reuters Reports

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An exclusive Reuters report reveals that Westinghouse is in talks with other U.S-based companies to form a consortium to bid in a multi-billion-dollar tender for two nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia, citing three industry sources.

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Investment

Saudi Arabia’s stock market could attract inflows worth $145 billion thanks to indexes and the Aramco IPO

For a demonstration of their growing clout, look to Saudi Arabia, where the equity market is in line to receive about $145 billion of investment ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

USA’s Tillerson and Saudi crown prince discuss terrorism by phone

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday to discuss regional security, Saudi state news agency SPA ...

 

Public Investment Fund

Saudi Wealth Fund to Take Over Struggling Financial Hub

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund finalized a deal to take over the management of Riyadh’s $10 billion unfinished financial hub as the government attempts to ...

 

Vision 2030

Saudi Economic Reforms Increase Non-oil Revenues by 80%

Saudi non-oil revenues rose nearly 80 percent in the third quarter of 2017, a clear indication that economic reforms carried out by Saudi Arabia are ...

 

Economy

S&P affirms Saudi Arabia credit ratings

The agency maintained its “A-/A-2” ratings on Saudi Arabia and said its outlook was stable, citing expectations the government would take steps to consolidate public ...

 

Nuclear Power

Exclusive: Westinghouse discussing group bid for Saudi nuclear tender

Toshiba-owned Westinghouse (6502.T) is in talks with other U.S-based companies to form a consortium to bid in a multi-billion-dollar tender for two nuclear power reactors ...

 

Yemen Blockade

UN urges Saudi Arabia to allow urgent aid supplies into Yemen

UN humanitarian agencies in Yemen have pleaded with Saudi Arabia to permit the delivery of two urgently needed shipments of medicine and food aid blocked ...

 

Corruption Crackdown

Saudi Arabia Squeezes Detainees as It Tries to Seize Assets

Two weeks after the crackdown began, Saudi officials and their supporters are attempting to justify the indefinite detentions as an ordinary part of a plea-bargaining ...

 

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Exclusive: Saudi prince detention holds up loan to investment firm

Kingdom Holding’s plan to borrow money to fund new investments has stalled because owner Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been detained in Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption ...

 

Saudi Foreign Policy

How Saudi regional moves impact Israel

They have told the Americans that Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt and the Arab League believe that it is an opportune time to embark ...

 

Cybersecurity

‘Advanced’ cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities said Monday they had detected an "advanced" cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers. ...

 

Jeddah Floods

Flooding in western Saudi Arabia forces schools to shut

Saudi authorities have closed schools and universities after flooding in the kingdom’s second-largest city, Jiddah, and the country’s Red Sea coastal regions. ...

 

Nelly in Arabia

Rapper Nelly’s Planned Saudi Gig Sparks Social Media Stir

Rapper Nelly is to perform in Saudi Arabia next month, but his planned concert in the ultraconservative kingdom is not being welcomed by everyone. Some Saudis ...

 

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