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Federal regulators align to champion AGWA
Environment & Energy | Sunday 16 June, 2024 11:00 am
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) announced a key agreement with the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates to streamline regulatory approvals for the food and water industry, advancing AGWA (AgriFood Growth and Water...
Saudi airports receive 19,000 flights for Haj
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 16 June, 2024 10:44 am
Saleh Al-Zwaid, Spokesman for the Transport and Logistics System, said the Kingdom’s airports received more than 19,000 flights from over 72 air carriers, coming from more than 90 countries, Saudi Press Agency reported.   The Haramain Train made more than 2,700 trips since the...
China OKs first ETFs tracking Saudi equities: Report
| Sunday 16 June, 2024 10:39 am
China approved on Friday its first exchange-traded funds (ETFs) investing in Saudi Arabia equities, fund managers told Reuters.   The products, managed by China’s Huatai-Pinebridge Investments and Southern Asset Management separately, will track Hong Kong-listed CSOP Saudi Arabia...
Saudi industry minister to discuss potential lithium investments in Chile in July: Report
Business & Money | Sunday 16 June, 2024 10:36 am
Chile's government said on June 15 that Saudi Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Bandar Alkhorayef, will visit the country in July and plans to meet with his counterpart Aurora Williams. The Saudi minister will discuss potential investments in lithium, as Chile is the world’s second ...
Saudi Arabia detects 160 fake Hajj campaigns: Official
Government | Sunday 16 June, 2024 10:18 am
Colonel Talal Al-Shalhoub, Security Spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior, said 160 fake Hajj campaigns were detected this year, Saudi Press Agency reported.   Al-Shalhoub told reporters that the security authorities sent back 256,500 holders of visit visas, as well as 250,400...
Health ministry says no private medical insurance for pilgrims currently
Healthcare | Saturday 15 June, 2024 5:46 am
The Ministry of Health said the Saudi government guaranteed to provide general insurance to ensure the safety of pilgrims during their performance of Hajj, Al Eqtisadiah newspaper reported.   It added that the private medical insurance has not been added to the Ministry of Haj and...
PIF mulls to invest $15B in Brazil: Report
Business & Money | Saturday 15 June, 2024 5:42 am
The Public Investment Fund (PIF) plans to invest $15 billion in Brazil, in areas such as green hydrogen, infrastructure and renewable energy, Reuters reported, citing Alexandre Silveira, Brazil's Minister of Mines and Energy.   The plans were shared by PIF during meetings with...
Saudi Arabia one of major clean energy investors: Minister
Environment & Energy | Saturday 15 June, 2024 5:40 am
Saudi Arabia is one of the major investors in clean energy as it has giant projects aimed at reducing the climate change effects, Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Adel Al-Jubeir, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Climate Envoy.   The Kingdom has a waste recycling program...
King Salman Airport terminal to kick off in 2026: Exec
Business & Money | Saturday 15 June, 2024 5:38 am
King Salman International Airport (KSIA) will open its terminal by 2026, Acting CEO Marco Mejia told Asharq News.   A runway will be launched in 2027, a new terminal in 2028, and the most prominent building in 2030, Mejia said, adding that the construction work will continue until...
Domestic demand seen to remain key driver of Saudi economy: IMF
Business & Money | Saturday 15 June, 2024 5:36 am
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) experts said domestic demand is expected to remain the key driver of Saudi economy, expecting the non-oil growth to reach about 3.5% in 2024, amid a fall in investment growth before rising in 2025 and beyond.   This was attributed to the Public...