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The ousted director of the failing WeWork empire allegedly helped Jared Kushner on his Middle East peace initiative and wanted to mentor Mohammed bin Salman.

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 Saudi '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.

Saudi Arabia's crisis: Climate change opportunity

Michelle Dixon and Sunjeev Bery

Saudi Arabia's crisis: Climate change opportunity

Comment: Now is the time to force western companies to give up the fossil-fuel profits that Saudi Arabia is investing in them, write Sunjeev ...

<em>SoftBank</em> boss reaffirms Saudi investment ties despite Khashoggi murder

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SoftBank boss reaffirms Saudi investment ties despite Khashoggi murder

Nearly half of the money in the SoftBank Vision Fund comes from Saudi Arabia and there has been a pledge of another $45 billion this ...

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Saudi crown prince's public defiance masks crumbling investor confidence

After the Khashoggi affair, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's image as a reforming moderniser may be damaged beyond repair.

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SoftBank's Saudi ties unnerve investors amid 'murdered' journalist affair

SoftBank is half-financed by Saudi Arabia and its shares dropped eight percent as fallout from the Khashoggi affair spreads.

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Will business leaders boycott Mohammed bin Salman's flagship project?

Pressure is on a group of business leaders who make up the NEOM advisory board to withdraw their support for Mohammed bin Salman's flagship ...

Stasa Salacanin

Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity: desert destination or futuristic flop?

In-depth: Can Saudi Arabia's planned megacity Neom function as an economically successful hub in the desert, asks Stasa Salacanin.

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 million in Hollywood

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Saudi Arabia to invest $500 million in Hollywood

Saudi Arabia is reportedly in talks to invest in at least a five percent share in Endeavor, a major Hollywood entertainment company.

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Riyadh announces ambitious $500bn investment zone with Jordan, Egypt

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced the biggest plan yet to emerge from Riyadh's drive to restructure its economy.

Saudi wealth fund diversifies into robotics and US infrastructure

The New Arab

Saudi wealth fund diversifies into robotics and US infrastructure

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) made two multi-billion dollar investments in the past week, signalling a move towards ...

Japanese tycoon to launch $100bn-fund during Trump Saudi visit

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Japanese tycoon to launch $100bn-fund during Trump Saudi visit

Japan's richest man, Masayoshi Son will accompany the US president on his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia, to launch the world's largest ...

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