Anuj Chopra

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Clerics, credit, jingoism: Saudi Aramco casts IPO net

The world's most profitable company is seeking to raise around $25-billion from its much-delayed IPO

Aramco faces new test: shareholders

Saudi Arabia is offering a sliver of the company, touted as the kingdom's crown jewel, in its upcoming initial public offering

US ‘locked and loaded’ after Saudi attacks as oil prices surge

It is the first time Donald Trump has hinted at a potential American military response to drone attacks, which slashed Saudi oil production by half

‘We’re not in crisis’: New Saudi foreign minister takes the reins

Saudi Arabia's new foreign minister says the kingdom is not in crisis over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder

War-ridden Yemen’s other frontline — the central bank

Yemen is afflicted by what diplomats call a famine of jobs and salaries, with the central bank torn between two warring parties

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as ‘interference’

The largely symbolic vote dealt a fresh warning to President Trump, who has staunchly backed the Saudi regime

Khashoggi murder: Trump ignores US leverage over Riyadh

The US president was widely pilloried for what critics called his 'mercantile' priorities that made him appear like a lobbyist for the kingdom

Saudi crown prince deplores ‘repulsive’ Khashoggi murder in first comments

Saudi leaders have denied involvement in Khashoggi's murder, pushing responsibility down the chain of command

Riyadh’s Ritz ‘luxury prison’ reopens after graft crackdown

Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton welcomed back guests as it reopened for business more than three months after becoming a gilded prison for Saudi elites

Saudis seek to ease investor concerns after royal purge

Prince Mohammed appears to have centralised power to a degree that is unprecedented in recent Saudi history.

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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