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Virgin’s Richard Branson, tech investor Steve Case distance themselves from Saudi Arabia over alleged Khashoggi killing

Western business leaders, including Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and tech investor Steve Case, distanced themselves from Saudi Arabia over the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 11th, 2018

The New York Post: Richard Branson puts $1 billion Saudi investment plan on hold over missing journalist

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has suspended a $1 billion investment project with Saudi Arabia due to the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 11th, 2018

Saudi Arabia cancels plans with Virgin Hyperloop One over Richard Branson comments

Virgin Hyperloop One was reportedly planning to sign a new hyperloop deal with Saudi Arabia next week, but the country has yanked the agreement after critical comments by minority shareholder and board chair Richard Branson, reported Financial Times......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 16th, 2018

Saudi Arabia cancels plans with Virgin Hyperloop One over Richard Branson comments

Virgin Hyperloop One was reportedly planning to sign a new hyperloop deal with Saudi Arabia next week, but the country has yanked the agreement after critical comments by minority shareholder and board chair Richard Branson, reported Financial Times......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 16th, 2018

Saudis face business backlash over missing journalist

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is among the firms to suspend or cancel Saudi projects following the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Julian Satterthwaite reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersOct 12th, 2018

Capitol Report: Corporate America begins to distance itself from Saudi money due to Khashoggi affair

As the outcry grows over the alleged murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, some U.S. companies are cutting ties with Saudi Arabia — and more could follow suit......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 12th, 2018

Richard Branson freezes business ties with Saudis

British billionaire Richard Branson has frozen business links with Saudi Arabia amid reports that journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 12th, 2018

Trump"s handling of Saudi Arabia and the Khashoggi case is alienating him from his biggest allies in Congress

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Donald Trump's overall approach to Saudi jounrnalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and death is seemingly al.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 20th, 2018

Why CEOs keep quiet as they stay away from Saudi conference in wake of Khashoggi case

For businesses that withdraw from “Davos in the Desert,” there are risks of hurting their ties with a wealthy sovereign investor. But the risk of being seen as standing by the Saudi government is also high, said reputation experts......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 19th, 2018

Explaining SoftBank’s Close Ties With Saudi Arabia

The controversy over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has prompted business leaders to distance themselves from Saudi Arabia. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon and Uber Tec.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 19th, 2018

Turkish Investigators Think They Know Where Khashoggi Is Buried

As the US government ups the pressure on Saudi Arabia over the suspected killing of insider-turned-critic Jamal Khashoggi with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin surprising investors on Thursday by withdrawing fr.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 19th, 2018

U.S.-Saudi Defense Ties on Track to Weather Controversy

Controversy surrounding the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is unlikely to derail the multibillion-dollar relationship that makes Saudi Arabia a top customer of U.S. defense firms, experts say......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 18th, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi"s death may end an era of Bay Area tech investment

New details have emerged about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents — involving his beheading and dismemberment upon entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey — thanks to audio files described by Turkish officials. As.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 18th, 2018

Ties to Saudi Prince Weigh on SoftBank Fund"s Future

Billionaire Japanese tech investor Masayoshi Son and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman have been mutual supporters and business partners—but the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has cast a shadow......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 17th, 2018

Saudis, Turks Spar Over Missing Journalist as U.S. Eases Pressure

Turkey and Saudi Arabia sparred over the scope of Ankara’s probe into the suspected killing of Jamal Khashoggi, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the kingdom......»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 17th, 2018

Ties to Saudi Prince Weigh On SoftBank Fund"s Future

Billionaire Japanese tech investor Masayoshi Son and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman have been mutual supporters and business partners—but the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has cast a shadow......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 17th, 2018

Saudis, Turkey Spar Over Missing Journalist as U.S. Eases Pressure

Turkey and Saudi Arabia sparred over the scope of Ankara’s probe into the suspected killing of Jamal Khashoggi, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the kingdom......»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 17th, 2018

Trump claims he has "no financial interests in Saudi Arabia" — but he makes lots of money from it

President Donald Trump's new tweet denying a financial stake in Saudi Arabia comes amid a growing furor over suspicions that the country's rulers ordered the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcOct 16th, 2018

Wall St. drops as Apple leads tech lower, Saudi tensions flare up

U.S. stocks fell on Monday, coming off their worst five-day drop in seven months last week, as Apple led technology stocks lower and tensions between Western powers and Saudi Arabia added to already frayed investor nerves ahead of earnings......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 15th, 2018

Bahrain minister backs boycott of Uber over Khashoggi case

Bahrain's foreign minister called for a boycott of the ride-hailing company Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] after its chief executive officer said he will not attend a business conference in the kingdom's ally Saudi Arabia......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 15th, 2018

JP Morgan"s Jamie Dimon pulls out of Saudi conference

J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will not be attending an investment a conference in Saudi Arabia later this month amid concerns about the disappearance and suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 14th, 2018