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Saudi Arabia says foils bombing attempt on Aramco fuel distribution terminal

DUBAI Saudi forces have foiled an attempt to blow up an Aramco fuel terminal in southern Saudi Arabia using a high-speed boat laden with explosives, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, and accused Yemen's Houthi group of being behind the attempt.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi may be buoyed by Alawwal Bank-SAAB merger talks 26 Apr 2017

DUBAI, April 26 Banking shares in Saudi Arabia may buoy the bourse on Wednesday after two large banks said they were in initial stages of tie-up talks while strong emerging equity markets may help shares in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

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Saudi exchange may be ready for equity futures, options in 24 months 25 Apr 2017

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's stock exchange should be ready to introduce equity futures and options in about 24 months, after it completes reforms to help it manage the risks of such products, the exchange's chief executive Khalid al-Hussan said.

INTERVIEW-Saudi exchange may be ready for equity futures, options in 24 months 25 Apr 2017

RIYADH, April 25 Saudi Arabia's stock exchange should be ready to introduce equity futures and options in about 24 months, after it completes reforms to help it manage the risks of such products, the exchange's chief executive Khalid al-Hussan said.

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HSBC wins mandate on $100 bln Saudi Aramco IPO - CEO 25 Apr 2017

HONG KONG HSBC Holdings Plc has been formally mandated as an adviser on the initial public offering of Saudi Arabia's national oil giant Aramco , expected to be the world's largest ever IPO, HSBC's chief executive said on Monday.

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HSBC wins mandate on $100 billion Saudi Aramco IPO - CEO 25 Apr 2017

HONG KONG HSBC Holdings Plc has been formally mandated as an adviser on the initial public offering of Saudi Arabia's national oil giant Aramco , expected to be the world's largest ever IPO, HSBC's chief executive said on Monday.

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HSBC wins mandate on $100 billion Saudi Aramco IPO: CEO 25 Apr 2017

HONG KONG HSBC Holdings Plc has been formally mandated as an adviser on the initial public offering of Saudi Arabia's national oil giant Aramco , expected to be the world's largest ever IPO, HSBC's chief executive said on Monday.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Mobily holds back Saudi index as Dubai drops and Egypt stabilises 24 Apr 2017

DUBAI, April 24 Saudi Arabian telecoms company Mobily slumped after worse than expected results on Monday, but the market was buoyed by stronger quarterly earnings from the insurance sector, while performance across the rest of the region was mixed.

Saudi’s ACWA Power revives dollar bond plans - sources 24 Apr 2017

DUBAI, April 24 Saudi Arabian water and power project developer ACWA Power plans to issue a $600 million senior secured bond and a U.S. dollar-denominated sukuk, a document produced by one of the lead banks showed.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Mobily slump weighs on Saudi shares, Alhokair jumps 24 Apr 2017

DUBAI, April 24 Saudi Arabia's second largest telecoms firm, Mobily, slumped on a disappointing set of first quarter results on Monday, as profit-taking hit other shares.

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South Korea, U.S. warn of punishment for North Korea; U.S. stresses sanctions

SEOUL/WASHINGTON South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of more provocation, although the United States signalled sanctions and diplomatic pressure were its priorities for now.