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Israeli group tenders for 115,000 tonnes corn, 65,000 tonnes feed wheat HAMBURG: A group of Israeli private buyers has issued international tenders to purchase up to 115,000 tonnes of corn and 65,000 tonnes of feed wheat all of optional origins, European traders said on Monday.The tenders close on June 9, traders said. If based on European Union or Black Sea region supplies, some 15,000 tonnes of corn was sought for shipment between June 25 and July 15, 50,000 tonnes between July 20 and Aug.10 and a further 50,000 tonnes between Aug. 20 and Sept. 10, they said.If based on EU or Black Sea supplies, shipment of 10,000 tonnes of feed wheat was sought between June 25 and July 15, 25,000 tonnes between July 15 and Aug. 5 and 30,000 tonnes between Aug. 20 and Sept. 10, they said. Shipment periods from other origins may differ, traders said.In the last reported corn and wheat tender from Israel on May 15, a group ...

Saudi says it intercepted Scud missile fired from Yemen RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a Scud missile fired on its territory by rebel forces in neighbouring Yemen early Saturday as momentum gathers for peace talks in Switzerland next weekend."The Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces intercepted it with a Patriot missile," said a statement from the Saudi-led coalition which has been waging an air war against the rebels since March 26.Coalition aircraft destroyed the launcher used in the 2:45 am (2345 GMT Friday) attack ...
Yemen rebels say to attend Geneva peace talks DUBAI: Yemen's Huthi rebels agreed on Friday to attend UN-brokered peace talks in Switzerland, as the war-torn country's exiled government confirmed it too would attend."We accepted the invitation of the United Nations to go to the negotiating table in Geneva without preconditions," said Daifallah al-Shami, a politburo member of the rebels' political wing.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Car bomb kills 12 rebels in south Yemen ADEN: A bomb-laden vehicle parked near an arms depot exploded killing 12 Iran-backed rebels and wounding eight others in southern Yemen's Abyan province on Saturday, a local official told AFP.The official said the attack in the coastal city of Shoqra was carried out by local anti-rebel fighters, who are backed by a Saudi-led coalition pounding Shia Huthi militia and their allies since March 26.Anti-rebel forces are made up of pro-government fighters, Sunni tribes and southern ...
Suicide bomber, two people killed outside a Mosque in Saudi ABU DHABI: Two people were killed on Friday when a sucide bomber tried to enter a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, witnesses said, the second attack of its kind in a week.A witness identified only as Ahmed said he was with his family near the al-Anoud Mosque when "a quick explosion" happened. He did not know the cause of the blast.He said acquaintances at the mosque told him a man was killed along with a ...
Syria's Assad pays tribute to soldiers despite setbacks DAMASCUS: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has paid tribute to his army and a group of soldiers who escaped an almost month-long rebel siege, in comments which follow a series of regime losses.Assad, quoted by state news agency SANA late Friday, saluted the "heroism" of some 150 soldiers and their families who were able to escape a hospital building in the town of Jisr al-Shughur in northwestern Syria."You represent with your heroism the soldiers of the ...
Jeddah awaits 15,000 pilgrim flights ISLAMABAD: King Abdulaziz International Airport has predicted the arrival and departure of 15,000 flights carrying pilgrims over the next few months.The airport's Haj and Umrah Director Khalid Al-Harby said all flights with pilgrims will be directed to the Haj Terminal. The terminal will be open until mid-Ramadan, he said, Saudi Gazette reported."The northern and southern halls will reopen and operate as usual, receiving all passengers, after the 22nd day of Ramadan," he said.Saudi ministries of ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklyOctober 05, 2015
Reserves $18.349 bln