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Initially scheduled for October, the Future Investment Initiative (FII), which seeks to showcase the insular kingdom as a dynamic investment destination, will now take place from January 26-28.

Some of the biggest corporate names and top government officials that had boycotted Davos in the Desert last December are returning to the same forum again this year.

Global leaders, tycoons attend <em>Saudi</em> 'Davos in desert'

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Global leaders, tycoons attend Saudi 'Davos in desert'

Some 300 speakers from over 30 countries are attending the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed 'Davos in the desert', in stark contrast to last year's boycotted event.

US officials to attend Saudi's 'Davos in the Desert'

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US officials to attend Saudi's 'Davos in the Desert'

Dozens of top global officials and business leaders boycotted last year's Future Investment Initiative, a lavish event dubbed 'Davos in the ...

<em>Saudi</em> prince gifts Pakistan's Imran Khan gold-plated Kalashnikov

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Saudi prince gifts Pakistan's Imran Khan gold-plated Kalashnikov

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been gifted a gold plated Kalashnikov by Saudi prince Fahad bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz.

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MbS denounces 'heinous' journalist murder he allegedly ordered

The Saudi prince widely believed to have instructed Khashoggi's killing said he wanted to see the perpetrators brought to justice.

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Pakistan secures $6bn Saudi loan amid Khashoggi fallout

Islamabad has confirmed that it has secured a three-year loan deal with Riyadh following Prime Minister Imran Khan's second trip to ...

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Saudi Arabia in 'crisis' amid Khashoggi murder: minister

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said the kingdom is facing a "crisis" amid international outrage over the murder of journalist ...

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Saudi-US lobbyists deflect Khashoggi cold-blooded murder with Mickey Mouse

Saudi Arabia will host Disney, Marvel and Cirque Du Soleil shows, the kingdom announced last week, in an attempt to avert attention ...

US treasury head withdraws from <em>Saudi</em> investment conference

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US treasury head withdraws from Saudi investment conference

The US appears to have pulled their support for an investment conference in Saudi Arabia later this month, following a boycott from ...

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UK minister pulls out of Saudi trade conference

Britain's Department for International Trade has said the 'time is not right' for Liam Fox to attend the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh.

Dutch finance minister joins <em>Saudi</em> conference boycott

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Dutch finance minister joins Saudi conference boycott

The Netherlands finance minister became the latest big name to announce they will not attend an investment conference in Riyadh.

French minister boycotts <em>Saudi</em> conference over Khashoggi disappearance

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French minister boycotts Saudi conference over Khashoggi disappearance

France's economy minister is the latest big name to withdraw from an investment conference in Saudi Arabia.

IMF chief Lagarde cancels attendance at <em>Saudi</em> conference

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IMF chief Lagarde cancels attendance at Saudi conference

IMF head Christine Lagarde has postponed a planned trip to the Middle East, which included her attendance at a major investment conference in ...

Khashoggi case: The no-shows at <em>Saudi</em> investment conference

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Khashoggi case: The no-shows at Saudi investment conference

A list of the corporate bigwigs that have boycotted an investment conference in Saudi Arabia 23-25 October over the alleged murder of ...

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More banking executives boycott Saudi investment conference

Chief executives of HSBC, Standard Chartered and Credit Suisse pull out of Saudi Arabia's business conference amid widespread concern over Khashoggi's fate.

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Bahrain minister calls for Uber boycott over Khashoggi case

Bahrain’s foreign minister calls for a boycott of Uber after its chief executive officer said he will not attend a business conference in the ...

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Hollywood star drops out of Saudi event over Khashoggi

A Hollywood A-lister has pulled out of a film screening in Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the ...

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IMF chief Lagarde 'horrified' by Saudi journalist's disappearance

Lagarde says she will 'speak her mind' when she attends an economic summit in Riyadh, from which many high profile speakers and sponsors have ...

Bloomberg withdraw support for major <em>Saudi</em> investment conference

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Bloomberg withdraw support for major Saudi investment conference

Bloomberg became the last major media partner to pull out of a Saudi investment conference due to take place in Riyadh.

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Media giants rebuff Saudi conference over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance

The Financial Times, CNN and CNBC are the latest media sponsors to withdraw from an investment conference in Saudi Arabia.

Who next? Business heavyweights abandon sinking <em>Saudi</em> ship

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Who next? Business heavyweights abandon sinking Saudi ship

A host of business heavyweights and media giants are boycotting Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Uber CEO shuns <em>Saudi</em> conference amid Khashoggi murder allegations

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Uber CEO shuns Saudi conference amid Khashoggi murder allegations

Dara Khosrowshahi has said he will not be attending Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative later in October 'unless a ...

Economist editor latest withdrawal from Riyadh business summit

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Economist editor latest withdrawal from Riyadh business summit

Zanny Minton Beddoes is the latest high-profile figure to pull out from Riyadh's Future Investment Initiative.

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