Saudi Arabia

December 19, 2000

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Finance Minister Ibrahim Al Assaf said Saudi Arabia plans to offer trade finance of up to 85 percent in order to boost non-oil exports to help diversify its economy. Under newly approved rules, the st

December 18, 2000

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Two Saudi medical companies have begun talks with local financial and consulting firms in an effort to evaluate joint expansion opportunities in the near future.

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Saudi Industry Minister Hisham bin Abdullah Al-Yamani said Saudi Arabia's industrial sector recorded growth of 5.5 percent in 1999, while investments in industrial projects totaled more than $64 billi

December 17, 2000

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Ten Tunisian pilgrims were killed and 15 injured, two seriously, in a road accident in Saudi Arabia overnight.

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The death toll from Rift Valley Fever (RVF), a virus that has affected the Arabian peninsula for more than two months, has risen to 109 in Saudi Arabi

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The arrival of the holy month of Ramadan has partially compensated the local sheep and meat sellers, who have recently incurred substantial losses.

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Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies, signed yesterday a Letter of Intent expressing Shell's interest in participating in the Saudi Natural Gas Initiative.

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Royal Dutch/Shell said on December 14th that it had signed a letter of intent signaling its interest in the long-awaited Saudi Arabian natural gas opening.

December 16, 2000

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Twenty-six people from Syria and Jordan were killed when a mini-bus collided with a truck and both vehicles burst into flames on a Saudi road near the

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A senior British government official described a new car bombing in Saudi Arabia involving a Briton on Saturday as very serious, saying British subjec

December 15, 2000

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The Saudi stock exchange went up 4.6 percent for the week after a strong showing by the lead Saudi petrochemical firm SABIC.

December 14, 2000

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A press report said that a US national implicated in anti-British bombings in Saudi Arabia had been involved in a financial dispute with his victims.

December 13, 2000

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The number of typhoid cases in the Jizan region of Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen has climbed to 190.

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A Saudi newspaper said Wednesday that Saudi police have arrested a US national in connection with two anti-British bomb attacks that killed one person

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Saudi Defense Minister, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, admitted Wednesday that Saudi troops are still posted inside Yemeni territory despite a June 12