Saudi Arabia

February 21, 2001

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OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia is in favour of fresh output cuts during the next OPEC meeting in a month's time, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

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Saudi Arabia will need to invest 300 billion riyals in the water sector over the next 40 years, experts said in a report published on Saturday, which called for the desert kingdom to speed up the plan

February 20, 2001

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Saudi Arabia will exclude its oil production, broadcasting, land and air transport, and telecommunications sectors from foreign investment, the official SPA news agency reported Monday, February 12.  

February 19, 2001

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Unemployment among Saudi males is set to rise to 15 percent this year, challenging the kingdom's economy, a report by the Saudi American Bank (Samba)

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A senior economist at the Saudi American Bank said that the total amount of private Saudi money invested abroad has reached 700 billion dollars.

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South African President Thabo Mbeki held talks Sunday in Riyadh with King Fahd and Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdelaziz.

February 18, 2001

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Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez held Sunday in Riyadh talks with King Fahd and Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdelazizon bilateral and regional issues.

February 17, 2001

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The Prince of Wales discussed with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdelaziz the human rights of Britons being held in Saudi Arabia during a visit to

February 15, 2001

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Saudi Arabia’s higher tourism commission and the British company Earnest and Young International have signed a contract to develop the tourism sector.

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Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) has signed contracts with Iran and Egypt for exports this year of 260,000 tones of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), the company announced Wednesday.

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South African President Thabo Mbeki will travel to Saudi Arabia on Saturday for a three-day visit, followed by a stopover in Mali for talks with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, his off

February 14, 2001

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Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez will start Saturday a three day official visit to Saudi Arabia.

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The US government's lead witness in the embassy bombings trial told the court Tuesday that a group led by Saudi exile Osama bin Laden considered bombi

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Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) has signed contracts with Iran and Egypt for exports this year of 260,000 tons of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), the company announced Wednesday, February 14.

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Saudi Arabia and Syria have decided to set up a free trade zone, the official news agency <i>SPA</i> reported Monday, February 12.