Saudi Arabia, Turkey dell USD bonds
11 January 2019 | 8:36 am
Saudi Arabia sold $7.5 billion of international bonds in the first test of how much damage of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has inflicted on investor appetite.
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