Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia accelerates reform push with market opening

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's decision to open its stock market to foreign investors is part of an accelerating series of economic reforms that may culminate in the most far-reaching change yet: higher domestic energy prices.

Saudi Arabia accelerates reform push with market opening 24 Jul 2014

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's decision to open its stock market to foreign investors is part of an accelerating series of economic reforms that may culminate in the most far-reaching change yet: higher domestic energy prices.

ANALYSIS-Saudi Arabia accelerates reform push with market opening 24 Jul 2014

* But government feels under pressure to transform economy

Saudi state investment fund to set up new companies 23 Jul 2014

RIYADH, July 23 - Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) aims to establish companies in areas including housing, petrochemicals and technology as it expands its investments locally and overseas, Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf said.

Saudi bourse opening may double fund flows to Gulf 23 Jul 2014

* Other regional markets likely to benefit from halo effect

Saudi's Savola says in talks to sell packaging business to Takween 23 Jul 2014

DUBAI, July 23 - Saudi Arabia's Savola Group has signed a non-binding agreement to sell its packaging business to Takween Advanced Industries, as it moves to focus on its core sectors of food and retailing, it said on Wednesday.

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Qatar emir meets Saudi king in Jeddah to discuss Gaza fighting 23 Jul 2014

RIYADH/DOHA - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Jeddah on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah for talks that focused on the situation in Gaza, according to SPA, the Saudi press agency.

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Qatar emir meets Saudi king in Jeddah to discuss Gaza fighting 22 Jul 2014

RIYADH/DOHA - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Jeddah on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah for talks that focused on the situation in Gaza, according to SPA, the Saudi press agency.

Qatar emir meets Saudi king in Jeddah to discuss Gaza fighting 22 Jul 2014

RIYADH/DOHA - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Jeddah on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah for talks that focused on the situation in Gaza, according to SPA, the Saudi press agency.

Saudi Arabia to open $530 billion bourse to foreigners in early 2015 22 Jul 2014

RIYADH/DUBAI - Saudi Arabia plans to open its stock market, the Arab world's biggest, to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of next year, the market regulator said on Tuesday.

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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

GAZA/JERUSALEM - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. | Video