Saudi Arabia

U.S. man shot and wounded in eastern Saudi Arabia: state media

DUBAI - A U.S. citizen was shot and wounded in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, state news agency SPA reported, adding to security concerns in the world's top oil exporting nation.

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OPEC oil output rises in January as key members stand firm: survey 2:21pm GMT

LONDON - OPEC's oil supply has risen this month due to more Angolan exports and steady to higher output in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf producers, a Reuters survey showed, a sign key members are standing firm in refusing to prop up prices.

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OPEC oil output rises in January as key members stand firm - survey 1:48pm GMT

LONDON - OPEC's oil supply has risen this month due to more Angolan exports and steady to higher output in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf producers, a Reuters survey showed, a sign key members are standing firm in refusing to prop up prices.

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Saudi king orders payout to state employees, reshuffles cabinet 29 Jan 2015

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's new King Salman ordered a lavish payout to all state employees on Thursday and reshuffled some top government jobs while keeping in place the oil, foreign, finance, defence and interior ministers.

UPDATE 2-Saudi king orders payout to state employees, reshuffles cabinet 29 Jan 2015

RIYADH, Jan 29 - Saudi Arabia's new King Salman ordered a lavish payout to all state employees on Thursday and reshuffled some top government jobs while keeping in place the oil, foreign, finance, defence and interior ministers.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most markets pull back on weak Q4 results, dividends 29 Jan 2015

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 29 Jan 2015

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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Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighbouring Belarus was aborted before it began.