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Saudi Arabia's CMA approves listing of bourse's shares
Saudi Arabia’s Capital Markets Authority said on Wednesday it has approved an initial public offering of Saudi Tadawul Group, the kingdom’s stock exchange.
The market regulator said it approved an application for an offering of 36 million shares, which represents 30% of Tadawul’s share capital.
Saudi Tadawul Group, the owner and operator of the bourse, in April said it hired JP Morgan, Citigroup and the securities arm of Saudi National Bank for its public share-sale.
Cuba tightens restrictions on eight African countries over Omicron concerns
Cuba will ratchet up restrictions from Dec. 4 on passengers from certain African countries over concerns about the Omicron coronavirus variant, the country’s Communist-run gover...
Saudi Arabia and UAE announce first cases of Omicron variant
The United Arab Emirates reports its first case hours after Saudi Arabia declared an Omicron infection in the Gulf kingdom.
Lebanon launches cash card aid, despite funding shortfall
Lebanon opened registration for two cash assistance programmes to help 700,000 vulnerable families cope with the withdrawal of subsidies.
WHO member states will work on a global agreement to deal with future pandemics
The coronavirus outbreak exposed flaws in the global health system but also showed a willingness among countries to work together, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's director...
US expected to require stricter testing protocols for international travelers
Concern over Omicron variant may lead to required test within one day of travel, possible post-travel testing and self-quarantine
Why the CIA doesn't spy on the UAE
The United Arab Emirates finances the military leader trying to topple a United Nations-recognized government in Libya. It helps lead a coalition of nations imposing an economic...
Spotify hides shuffle button after Adele says albums should ‘tell a story’
Singer highlights importance of track listing and says albums should be listened to as artists intended
U.S. ends Societe Generale sanctions case after bank complies with agreement
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday ended a criminal case against Societe Generale SA (SOGN.PA) related to violations of U.S. sanctions, after the French bank agreed to pa...
Covid Is "Borderless": UN Chief Slams "Unfair", "Ineffective" Travel Bans
Omicron Covid Variant: Dozens of countries imposed restrictions on travel from southern African states after the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was first reported in the reg...
The world’s most expensive cities to live in right now
Israel’s Tel Aviv has leapfrogged Hong Kong and Singapore to become the world’s most expensive city to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Low Vaccine Cover, Low Testing Rates "Toxic Mix", Says WHO
"Globally, we have a toxic mix of low vaccine coverage and very low testing -- a recipe for breeding and amplifying variants," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press ...
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