• Treasury Secretary Mnuchin will attend 'Davos in the Desert' in Saudi Arabia despite CEOs ditching the conference after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he will still attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Ridyah, Saudi Arabia despite the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    Reports suggest the Saudis were responsible for the disappearance and alleged killing of Khashoggi.
    Numerous business executives and media companies have pulled out of the event due to the Khashoggi disappearance.
    "If more information comes out and changes, we could look at that, but I am planning on going," Mnuchin said.
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he will still attend a major business conference...
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  • Here's Who Has Dropped Out of Saudi Arabia's ‘Davos in the Desert'

    Here's Who Has Dropped Out of Saudi Arabia's ‘Davos in the Desert'

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    The Future Investment Initiative, otherwise known as 'Davos in the Desert,' is scheduled to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in a couple of weeks' time.
    But the list of attendees is beginning to thin.
    After the mysterious disappearance and possible murder of Jamal Khashoggi , a Saudi government critic and Washington Post columnist, a number of CEOs and executives are backing out of attending the event.
    Noting that he is "very troubled" by the reports about Khashoggi, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Thursday that he no longer plans to attend the FII conference "unless a substantially...
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