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Drone attack on Saudi’s Jazan airport injures 10 people

Those injured included passengers as well as airport staff

Saudi exchange Tadawul is said close to IPO at $4bn value

An IPO of Tadawul has been on the cards since at least 2016

Saudi wealth fund PIF leads acquisition of Newcastle United after Premier League approval

Yasir Al-Rumayyan, governor of the Public Investment Fund, will serve as non-executive chairman of Newcastle United

FedEx Express to invest over $400m in Saudi Arabia

FedEx Express has been facilitating trade in the kingdom since 1994

Oil holds drop from seven-year high as energy crunch fears ease

US crude inventories expanded by 2.35 million barrels last week

Saudi non-oil private sector growth quickens to 7-year high

A Purchasing Managers’ Index compiled by IHS Markit rose to 58.6 in September

Four people injured at Saudi’s Abha airport in latest Yemeni drone attack

The coalition said falling debris from the drone – which was intercepted and destroyed – injured four workers at the airport

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Saudi announces further easing of restrictions for certain travellers

Travellers from select categories, who were previously required to spend 14 days outside certain countries before entering the kingdom, can now enter directly

Noon.com to raise $2bn from backers including Saudi’s PIF

The investments from the Public Investment Fund and others will be used to upgrade infrastructure and help speed up deliveries

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Saudi to restrict access to air travel only to fully vaccinated individuals

The decision will take effect from 6am on October 10

Saudis triumph in oil market with comeback from Covid crisis

The shortage of natural gas, which has sent prices to the equivalent of $190 a barrel, is spurring a switch to oil products for heating and manufacturing

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What’s On Saudi Arabia launches Arabic site

The English version of the website launched in January 2021

Data Security cyberattacks

Over 85% of Saudi organisations attribute cyberattacks to vulnerable technology

Sixty-seven per cent of security leaders said their exposure to cyber risk increased as a result of moving business-critical functions to the cloud

Saudi Aramco, Air Products, ACWA Power, and Air Products Qudra sign agreements for $12bn JV in Jazan

The consortium is expected to increase job opportunities

Saudi Arabia may issue a green bond by 2022, ‘if not before’

The global market for debt that complies with environmental, social or governance goals (ESG) looks set to top $1 trillion this year

In pics: Saudi reveals new luxury mountain resort as part of the Red Sea project

Work on the 60-key property began in July 2021

Acciona to build, operate 3 sewage treatment plants in Saudi Arabia

These new contracts are worth a combined $1bn

Tele dentist

Over 85% of UAE, Saudi Arabia residents ready to embrace tele-dentistry – survey

Align Technology to unveil findings of whitepaper report at 2nd Digital Health MENA Forum

Saudi sovereign wealth fund acquires 25% stake in Emaar the Economic City

The transaction is in line with Public Investment Fund’s Strategy 2021-2025, which focuses on building strategic economic partnerships

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Saudi to soon start providing Covid-19 vaccine booster shots to those aged 60 and above

The kingdom has so far administered more than 41 million vaccine doses across the country

Here’s how Saudi is emerging as the tech hub of the future

As it boosts the adoption of digital government and pilot technologies, the kingdom is also preparing to host LEAP, which set to become one of the major tech events in the world

Saudi Arabia: Paving the way for the future

With a young leadership at the helm, the GCC’s largest economy has embarked on a journey of growth, diversification and alliances

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Amazon payment services partners with American Express in Saudi Arabia

Amex cardholders in Saudi can now shop with their Amex card on merchant and supplier websites that use Amazon Payment Services

Revealed: 10 highest-growth job roles of tomorrow

Demand for professionals in AI, data and engineering is expected to spike in the near future, as technology adaption takes off even further

Saudi’s GACA instructs airlines to verify vaccination status of residents pre-departure

The authority warned that those found violating the procedures will face legal action

Saudi Arabia’s Al Qaryan to digitally transform with SAP intelligent solutions

Al Qaryan Holding to optimise its operations, better product costing, and do data-driven decision-making for its regional expansion plans of near future

Over 90% of students aged 12 and over in Saudi Arabia are vaccinated

Covid-19: Over 90% of students aged 12 and over in Saudi Arabia are vaccinated

Vaccination rates among teachers and education staff reached 96.92 per cent in the kingdom

Saudi internet-services firm sets IPO price at top end of range

Riyadh has been the hottest market for IPOs in the Middle East over the past two years

Saudi conglomerate Algosaibi’s $7.5bn default settled after decade

The plan involves Algosaibi contributing 90 per cent of its assets to paying off debts, with the rest restructured in order to carry on operating

Biggest Saudi IPO since Aramco draws strong investor interest

The $1.2bn IPO by ACWA Power International had initial demand amounting to several billion dollars