Saudi Arabia 'Tortured' Elite Prisoners To Seize Their Wealth

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The sources, wishing to remain unnamed, said their Saudi counterparts had warned them about the delay, adding that the global listing could happen even later.

"Speaking up your mind, this is a crime in Saudi Arabia".

MSCI will give its decision in June and, if positive, the reclassification would be in two steps in May and August 2019.

Also, Saudi Arabia raked in almost $107 billion from the almost three-month old crackdown, which continues to be shrouded in mystery as the Saudi government has not released any details of the high-profile arrests and ensuing settlements.

The kingdom has never publicly provided an explanation of the general's death.

If MSCI grants Saudi Arabia emerging market status, it could be seen as a reason to push against an worldwide listing, the sources close to the listing process said.

That could mean US$13.6 billion could come into Saudi stocks from passive investors and if active investors also increased their Saudi exposure to the weighting following an Aramco IPO the total inflows could be US$68 billion. Looking at single country equity funds, Saudi Arabia attracted record setting flows as investors looked for alternatives to Russian Federation and Turkey, the data showed.

The newspaper interviewed relatives, advisers, associates of the detainees, as well as Saudi officials, who denied the allegations. The prince was expected to visit Washington, New York and Boston, a Saudi government source had told Reuters, adding that the details of the trip were yet to be finalized.

Saudi Aramco said on Monday it was still reviewing its options for the initial public offering.

The state has also reportedly taken "large sums" and real estate from Mohammed al-Tobaishi, former head of royal court protocol; Fawaz Alhokair, a businessman; Khalid al-Tuwaijery, former chief of the royal court; Adel Fakieh, former economic minister; and Dabbagh, a businessman who once oversaw the country's foreign investment authority.

The US will mark the third stop of an global tour by the Crown Prince. The billionaire was said to have been beaten and hung upside down.

Bin Talal was freed in late January after he reached a financial settlement with the attorney general, said a Saudi official back then, without elaborating on the amount he had paid to secure his release.

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