Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Business Quietly Returns to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi’s Murder Advertisement Supported by ByMichael J. de la Merced, Stanley Reed and Daisuke Wakabayashi April 17, 2019 LONDON — Six months after agents from Saudi Arabia murdered and dismembered the writer Jamal Khashoggi, companies are no longer shying away from the Arab kingdom. The movie theater giant AMC says it is moving ahead with ambitious expansion plans for dozens of cinemas there. Hundreds of investors thronged last week to place $100 billion in orders for the first international bond sale tied to Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil company. Google has a major data center in the works. Many companies contend that they are, in part, helping to open up the deeply conservative society. A screening of Marvel’s “Black Panther” at a repurposed concert hall in early 2018 lifted a 35-year ban on movie theaters, with men and women attending the showing together. But the math is simple: There is serious money to be made from working with the kingdom that lives off the world’s most profitable company, Aramco. A few weeks ago, Aramco disclosed… Read full this story
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