RIYADH Saudi Arabia's crown prince showed up only briefly this week at the kingdom's flagship investment forum, which largely drew leaders and firms with strategic interest in the Gulf state and wrapped up with relatively meagre deals and an anticlimactic finale.
RIYADH Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he wants his country to join OPEC, a move that would add the most significant new producer to the oil cartel for years but met with skepticism in Brazil's energy industry.
There was standing room only in the expansive halls of Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel on Tuesday as the world's financial royalty attended Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference, aimed at courting global investors.
RIYADH, Oct 29 World leaders and Wall Street
heavy hitters gathered for an annual investment forum in Riyadh
on Tuesday, with global wealth disparities, central back policy
and technology in focus.
RIYADH A preliminary deal between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists to end a power struggle in Aden will see the separatists included in a new technocrat cabinet and both sides' forces placed under government control, sources said.
DUBAI, Oct 25 Wall Street's heavy hitters are
back in Saudi Arabia but the terms of engagement have changed.
WASHINGTON/RIYADH Gulf countries led by Saudi Arabia sharply improved their rankings in the World Bank's latest Doing Business report, while Latin American countries largely lagged in reforms and New Zealand took the top spot for the fourth year in a row.
RIYADH The merit of Saudi Arabia's new bankruptcy law, part of efforts to help the kingdom attract investors, should become clearer in about a year after courts handle initial cases, a World Bank representative and senior government official told Reuters.
DUBAI/ABU DHABI/RIYADH SoftBank Group Corp founder and CEO Masayoshi Son will attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week, two people familiar with the matter said, as the Japanese company seeks to raise funds for a second technology fund.