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Bahrain's Investcorp buys stake in Saudi retail firm
Banking & Finance»

Bahrain's Investcorp buys stake in Saudi retail firm

Friday, 5 February 2016 10:15 AM

Investment firm says it has acquired minority interest in supermarket and hypermarket group Bindawood

Saudi currency devaluation would carry major political risk
Politics & Economics»

Saudi currency devaluation would carry major political risk

Thursday, 4 February 2016 11:13 PM

Currency traders have been betting against the Saudi peg, and those of other regional oil producers, in the wake of oil's price collapse

25% probability of Saudi FX devaluation soon, says SocGen
Politics & Economics»

25% probability of Saudi FX devaluation soon, says SocGen

Thursday, 4 February 2016 2:31 PM

Societe Generale says that possibility will rise to 40% if oil prices stay at current level throughout 2016

Saudi private sector growth drops to record low in January
Politics & Economics»

Saudi private sector growth drops to record low in January

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 2:32 PM

Loss of growth momentum sees business conditions improve at weakest pace since 2009

Saudi Telecom to take majority control of Kuwait's Viva
Banking & Finance»

Saudi Telecom to take majority control of Kuwait's Viva

Monday, 1 February 2016 11:52 AM

Saudi Telecom will buy a further 25.8 percent to raise its stake to 51.8 percent

Saudi Jabal Omar says in talks with lenders after missing $173m payment
Construction»

Saudi Jabal Omar says in talks with lenders after missing $173m payment

Sunday, 31 January 2016 4:16 PM

The developer, which has a long-term debt of over $2bn, said its sustainability depended on finding funds to repay short-term debts

Mideast funds anticipate rebuilding equities positions: survey
Banking & Finance»

Mideast funds anticipate rebuilding equities positions: survey

Sunday, 31 January 2016 12:14 PM

Many funds see risk of further losses in markets, as Gulf earnings may be downgraded further

Saudi Arabia launches new home financing firm
Banking & Finance»

Saudi Arabia launches new home financing firm

Friday, 29 January 2016 10:28 AM

Bidaya Home Finance to begin operations with capital of $240m; aims to raise low level of home ownership

Saudi net foreign assets drop to $609bn in December
Politics & Economics»

Saudi net foreign assets drop to $609bn in December

Thursday, 28 January 2016 7:45 PM

Central bank assets drop 15.9% from a year earlier to their lowest level since August 2012

Ambitious Saudi reforms may not avert looming economic slump
Politics & Economics»

Ambitious Saudi reforms may not avert looming economic slump

Thursday, 28 January 2016 4:06 PM

Cheap oil continues to put pressure on Saudi currency; opens up record state budget deficit of around $100bn

JPMorgan looks to hire in Saudi Arabia as kingdom weighs reforms
Banking & Finance»

JPMorgan looks to hire in Saudi Arabia as kingdom weighs reforms

Thursday, 28 January 2016 2:45 PM

US bank says it is planning to increase headcount by about 10% this year

Saudi industrial city says to speed up, broaden investment
Construction»

Saudi industrial city says to speed up, broaden investment

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 2:59 PM

Saudi Arabia is trying to develop alternative sectors with state finances under heavy pressure from low oil prices

The guessing game: How much of America’s debt does Saudi Arabia own?
Banking & Finance»

The guessing game: How much of America’s debt does Saudi Arabia own?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 9:43 AM

The Saudi debt secret that US Treasury has kept for 41 years has come to the fore as Saudi Arabia is pressured by plunging oil prices and costly wars in the Middle East

Saudi Arabia renews push for foreign investors as oil cushion shrinks
Banking & Finance»

Saudi Arabia renews push for foreign investors as oil cushion shrinks

Monday, 25 January 2016 7:45 PM

Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority says keen to open the country’s retail sector to 100% foreign ownership

Saudi's Kingdom Holding Q4 profit slumps 86% on lower income
Banking & Finance»

Saudi's Kingdom Holding Q4 profit slumps 86% on lower income

Thursday, 21 January 2016 8:22 PM

Investment firm owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal makes net profit of $10.1m in three months to Dec 31


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