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Saudi king keeps close hand on oil in remodelling strategic team

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RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's subtle change of energy policymaker line-up since the accession of new King Salman in late January appears to give the monarch's inner circle a firmer hand on the kingdom's oil strategy than previous rulers have enjoyed.

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Kerry visits Riyadh to sooth fears of stronger Iran under nuclear deal 8:57am GMT

MONTREUX, Switzerland/RIYADH - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Riyadh this week to reassure King Salman that any nuclear deal with Iran is in Saudi Arabia's interest, despite the country's fears it may boost its rival's support for Shi'ite Muslim interests in the region.

RPT-ANALYSIS-Saudi king keeps close hand on oil in remodelling strategic team 8:34am GMT

RIYADH, March 3 - Saudi Arabia's subtle change of energy policymaker line-up since the accession of new King Salman in late January appears to give the monarch's inner circle a firmer hand on the kingdom's oil strategy than previous rulers have enjoyed.

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Analysis - Saudi king keeps close hand on oil in remodelling strategic team 8:31am GMT

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's subtle change of energy policymaker line-up since the accession of new King Salman in late January appears to give the monarch's inner circle a firmer hand on the kingdom's oil strategy than previous rulers have enjoyed.

ANALYSIS-Saudi king keeps close hand on oil in remodelling strategic team 7:00am GMT

RIYADH, March 3 - Saudi Arabia's subtle change of energy policymaker line-up since the accession of new King Salman in late January appears to give the monarch's inner circle a firmer hand on the kingdom's oil strategy than previous rulers have enjoyed.

UPDATE 1-Saudi mkt regulator says suspects insider trading in Mobily shares 02 Mar 2015

RIYADH/DUBAI, March 2 - Saudi Arabia's market regulator is investigating possible insider trading in shares of telecommunications operator Mobily relating to its shock earnings restatement, the watchdog said on its website.

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Egypt's Sisi meets new Saudi King to discuss Middle East crises 01 Mar 2015

(This corrected version of the story fixes the nationality of Asharq al-Awsat newspaper)

Saudi's ACWA Power gets $344 mln loan for Dubai solar project 01 Mar 2015

ABU DHABI, March 1 - Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power is obtaining a loan of about $344 million from three banks to finance a solar energy project in Dubai, chief executive Paddy Padmanathan said on Sunday.

Standard Chartered cuts 2015 Brent price forecast by $9 27 Feb 2015

- Standard Chartered Bank on Friday cut its oil price forecast for 2015, mainly on the price undershoot in the first quarter and expectations of a slightly more cautious policy stance by Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi ambassador moves to Aden from Houthi-controlled capital - Hadi aide 26 Feb 2015

SANAA - Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Yemen is moving to the southern city of Aden, an aide to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said on Thursday, in an apparent snub to the Shi'ite Houthi faction that has taken control of the capital Sanaa.

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UK intelligence asked Tanzania to stop 'Jihadi John' in 2009 - source

Dar es Salaam - Mohammed Emwazi, the Briton identified as Islamic State killer "Jihadi John", was denied entry to Tanzania in 2009 at the request of British security services, a Tanzanian police source said on Tuesday.