• Here are all the media sponsors pulling out of Saudi conference after journalist's disappearance

    1 month ago - By Fast Company

    Jamal Khashoggi was a longtime critic of the Saudi regime whose work had angered many in the country's leadership.
    The America-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared in early October after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He was a longtime critic of the Saudi regime whose work had angered many in the country's leadership. On October 2, Khashoggi went to the Saudi consulate with his fiancée to get documents proving his divorce. He entered the consulate alone and never came out.
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  • JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon Is the Latest CEO to Bail on Saudi Conference After Journalist's Disappearance

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Jamie Dimon will not be attending “Davos in the desert.”
    On Monday, the JPMorgan Chase jpm chief became the latest in a list of high-profile defectors from the Future Investment Initiative, scheduled to take place in Riyadh starting October 23rd. JPMorgan declined to specify why Dimon wouldn't be in attendance, but institutions and individuals as varied as The New York Times and Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi have pulled out citing concerns over the recent disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    Khashoggi, a royal adviser turned government critic and journalist, went...
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  • Jamie Dimon Joins Growing List Of Business Leaders Skipping Saudi Conference

    Jamie Dimon Joins Growing List Of Business Leaders Skipping Saudi Conference

    1 month ago - By Huffington Post

    The Future Investment Initiative conference is scheduled to begin Oct. 23 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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  • SoftBank Shares Are Falling and Analysts Are Tying It to the Saudi Khashoggi Scandal

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    The furor over the missing-and allegedly murdered-journalist Jamal Khashoggi is obviously bad news for the Saudis, who have seen potential business partners press pause on their plans. But it's also bad news for SoftBank sftby
    , the Japanese conglomerate that has close ties with Saudi Arabia.
    SoftBank's share price dropped more than 7% Monday, and analysts are in part blaming the Khashoggi outcry.
    SoftBank is currently one of the world's most prolific investors, through its “Vision Fund”-a $100 billion war chest that was established a couple years back with a $45 billion infusion from...
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  • Individuals and businesses are distancing themselves from Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

    1 month ago - By Chron

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    Several individuals and entities have begun distancing themselves from Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of journalist and prominent Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi.
    Khashoggi was last seen on October 2, when he entered into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to secure official documents for his upcoming wedding to his Turkish fiance Hatice Cengiz.
    The 59-year-old, who formerly served as an adviser to senior officials in the Saudi government and who had been living in self-imposed exile in the US, has not been seen since.
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