Published: Mon, October 15, 2018
Finance | By Kristine Clayton

Newspaper: Turkey has audio of writer’s killing

Newspaper: Turkey has audio of writer’s killing

"If we have already lost Jamal, then condemnation is not enough". Of 188 stocks traded on the exchange, 179 ended the day with a loss.

This news has coincided with a massive WWE event that is set to take place on 2 November in Saudi Arabia.

President Donald Trump has said the USA will inflict "severe punishment" on Saudi Arabia if the kingdom is found to be responsible for the death of Mr Khashoggi. "Investors do not feel solid in Saudi yet, so it's easy for them to take back their funds".

Commons Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Tom Tugendhat said on Saturday the United Kingdom should work with its allies on its response, and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox should boycott the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh later this month if Saudi involvement in Mr Khashoggi's disappearance was proven.

There's something really awful and disgusting about that if that were the case.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said that the United States' moral integrity is undercut if its leaders do not criticize allies when they commit human rights violations.

A Saudi official source quoted by SPA news agency said it was "a positive move" Turkey had agreed to the creation of what it described as a "joint action team" over Khashoggi's disappearance.

The statement did not elaborate.

According to Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television, the kingdom has "over 30 measures" that it could implement to combat sanctions.

Global benchmark Brent crude traded at around $81.43 Monday morning, up around 1.2 percent, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) stood at $72.12, slightly more than 1 percent higher.

"If the price of oil reaching $80 angered President Trump, no one should rule out the price jumping to $100, or $200, or even double that figure", Turki Aldakhil wrote.

"It would lead to Saudi Arabia's failure to commit to producing 7.5 million barrels". He noted, however, that he would be unlikely to cancel the major arms deal between the two countries, stating that there would be "other ways of punishing" the government.

Several sponsors and media groups have made a decision to pull out of this month's investment conference in Riyadh, dubbed Davos in the Desert, as a result of concerns over Mr Khashoggi's fate.

Foreign capital is key to Saudi Arabia's plans to diversify its economy beyond oil and cut a 12.9% jobless rate among its citizens. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon; and Ford Motor Co.

JP Morgan CEO James Dimon and Ford chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday they would also not attend.

"He is being outdone by Donald Trump, whoever would have thought that?" she said on BBC's The Andrew Marr Show.

This message had been conveyed "directly to the Saudi authorities", said the statement, signed by Britain´s foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian and Germany´s Heiko Maas.

Those policies are all seen as initiatives of the crown prince, who has also presided over a roundup of activists and businessmen.

What about the Saudi markets?

Almost two weeks since Jamal Khashoggi vanished in Istanbul, the shadow of the Saudi journalist's disappearance continues to loom ever larger.

He visited the consulate on October 2 to obtain a document confirming he had divorced his ex-wife, in order to allow him to remarry.

Riyadh on Saturday dismissed accusations that authorities there had ordered Khashoggi be murdered by a hit squad inside its Istanbul consulate as "lies and baseless allegations".

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