Saudi oil firm Aramco profits skyrocket amid global instability
22 August 2022 | 8:44 am
Saudi energy giant Aramco says its profits have nearly doubled compared with last year. The firm, which is nearly fully state-owned, has seen both demand — and pump prices — soar.
Saudi Arabia steps up its green ambitions by planting thousands of trees in the world's largest saxaul botanical garden, winning itself a Guinness record.
After massive loses in 2019 and 2020, European aircraft giant Airbus has shifted towards "recovery and growth" and made more money than expected last year. The company now aims to ramp up production.
The coalition fighting in Yemen said Houthi hit several economic facilities in Saudi Arabia. This comes days after the rebels rejected a GCC invitation for talks on the conflict.
Yemen's Houthi rebels say they carried out several attacks on Friday, the largest being on an oil storage and shipping facility in Jiddah. Sunday's F1 Grand Prix there will go ahead as scheduled, say organizers.
The Saudi-led coalition said it wants to facilitate political talks and peacemaking efforts during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The Houthi rebels have rejected the cease-fire offer.
A recent high-profile strike on an oil depot in Jeddah by Houthi rebels has underlined Saudi Arabia's military defense vulnerability — and threatens its reputation as a global investment location.
The Saudi capital is changing, as demonstrated by the MDLBeast Soundstorm festival, an electronic dance music event held late last year on the outskirts of Riyadh. After trying to diversify its oil-dependent economy, Saudi authorities are now looking to develop the entertainment industry. Partying legally in Riyadh is rare, but is now possible. However, human rights groups are warning that this change, however welcome, should not overshadow the kingdom's crackdown on free speech. Our regional correspondent reports.
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