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Saudi Arabia

UN human rights boss urges Saudi Arabia to allow free speech, assembly

UN human rights boss urges Saudi Arabia to allow free speech, assembly

  • Hathloul campaigned for women's right to drive and to end Saudi Arabia's guardianship system that requires women to obtain permission of a male relative for certain decisions and travel.
  • Bachelet did not refer to the expected release by the Biden administration of a sensitive US intelligence report on the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Published 26 Feb, 2021 06:29pm
Saudi Arabia eyes Dubai's crown with HQ ultimatum
World

Saudi Arabia eyes Dubai's crown with HQ ultimatum

  • Saudi crown prince pushes social and economic change.
  • Dubai's glitzy reputation has long attracted investors.
  • From 2024, no new Saudi contracts without a local HQ.
  • UAE commercial hub takes Saudi business pitch seriously.
Updated 16 Feb, 2021 09:56pm
Oil prices extend rally as producers restrain output
Markets

Oil prices extend rally as producers restrain output

  • However, energy giant BP flagged a difficult start to 2021 amid declining product demand, noting that January retail volumes were down by around 20% year on year, compared with a decline of 11% in the fourth quarter.
Published 02 Feb, 2021 03:28pm
PIA issues new travel advisory for Saudi Arabia passengers
Pakistan

PIA issues new travel advisory for Saudi Arabia passengers

  • The PIA administrations has directed staff to distribute the health declaration form onboard the flight to all passengers arriving at the kingdom with immediate effect.
  • General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) updated its health disclaimer form for all airlines operating in Saudi Arabia amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
Updated 30 Jan, 2021 05:08pm
Saudi prince arrives in Pakistan to hunt houbara bustards
Pakistan

Saudi prince arrives in Pakistan to hunt houbara bustards

  • The governor of Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk region has arrived in Pakistan for three weeks for hunting houbara bustard in Dalbandin, Balochistan.
  • According to authorities, a camp city has been set up for the visiting prince in Dalbandin, where he will hunt the endangered birds.
Published 28 Jan, 2021 11:51am
Saudi Arabia raises $5bn via dual-tranche bonds
Markets

Saudi Arabia raises $5bn via dual-tranche bonds

  • The kingdom on Tuesday sold $2.75 billion in 12-year bonds at 130 basis points (bps) over 10-year US Treasuries and $2.25 billion in 40-year notes at 3.45%.
  • It drew more than $13 billion in orders for the 12-year bonds and over $9 billion in orders for the 40-year paper.
Updated 27 Jan, 2021 11:23pm