Saudi Arabia

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most markets pull back on weak Q4 results, dividends

DUBAI, Jan 29 - Saudi Arabia's stock market pulled back on Thursday after gaining strongly earlier in the week, while disappointing dividends and earnings weighed on other Gulf markets.

UPDATE 2-MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia pulls back but property firms strong 9:23am GMT

DUBAI, Jan 29 - Saudi Arabia's stock market edged down in early trade on Thursday after posting strong gains this week, while Egypt's bourse was almost flat.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia rallies on as oil pares losses 28 Jan 2015

* Saudi Arabia's petchems, banks surge again on strong volume

Saudi's Emaar Economic City says cheap oil may boost growth 28 Jan 2015

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Emaar the Economic City (EEC) expects demand for its industrial and residential property to grow this year as companies increase investment despite the plunge of oil prices, a top executive said.

UPDATE 2-MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia extends gains, Egypt pulls back 28 Jan 2015

DUBAI, Jan 28 - Saudi Arabia's stock market rose in early trade on Wednesday on the back of banks and petrochemicals, while Egypt's bourse retreated from a multi-year high.

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Obama and Saudi king discuss Iran, energy in symbolic visit 27 Jan 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah and bolster a relationship that now stretches well beyond oil interests to security cooperation across the volatile Gulf Arab region. | Video

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Obama and Saudi king discuss Iran, energy in symbolic visit 27 Jan 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah and bolster a relationship that now stretches well beyond oil interests to security cooperation across the volatile Gulf Arab region. | Video

Saudi's Samba proposes 8 bln riyal bonus share issue to raise capital 27 Jan 2015

DUBAI, Jan 27 - Saudi Arabia's Samba Financial Group said on Tuesday its board had proposed increasing the bank's capital by 8 billion riyals ($2.13 billion) through issuing bonus shares to help support future growth.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia jumps on bets that oil has bottomed out 27 Jan 2015

* Saudi petchems surge after bullish comments by OPEC official

Saudi Aramco to renegotiate some contracts on low oil price - CEO 27 Jan 2015

RIYADH - Saudi Aramco will renegotiate some contracts and postpone some projects due to falling oil prices, the head of Saudi Arabia's state oil company said on Tuesday, stressing the top crude exporter will not single handedly balance the global oil market.

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Jordan still holding prisoner demanded by Islamic State as deadline passes

AMMAN/TOKYO - Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset. | Video