Ford Motor chairman cancels visit to Saudi investor conference

Ford Motor chairman cancels visit to Saudi investor conference

Saudi Arabia, which provided much of the funding for the SoftBank Vision Fund, is seeing a growing number of attendees pull out of the "Davos in the Desert" investment conference after the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist.

Khashoggi, a well-known critic of Saudi Arabia's regime, disappeared after walking into the Saudi consulate on October 2. Saudi Arabia also has its own investment in the ride-hailing firm.

"As necessity now arises to clarify the facts associated with this crisis in a neutral and honest manner, we reaffirm our categorical rejection of the repercussions of the politicised anti-Saudi campaign".

Turkish officials say they have audio and video recordings that show a Saudi security team detained Mr Khashoggi in the consulate before killing him and dismembering his body, the Post has reported.

SoftBank Group Corp shares tumbled 5.5 percent on Monday, hurt by worries over its ties to Saudi Arabia as well as a broader market sell-off.

The king thanked Erdogan for welcoming a Saudi proposal to form a joint working group to discuss Khashoggi's disappearance and said no one could undermine their relationship. "That lets us both go faster", Segars said. The Saudi government, it said, would shield the prince by blaming an intelligence official for the bungled operation.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be a crown victor when Uber goes public next year.

Oil has become a political weapon once again following revelations of human rights violations by Saudi Arabia, prompting a global outcry against the Saudi regime, including threatening Tweets from US President Donald Trump, prompting lashback from Saudi Arabia.

Just last week, Trump vowed to uncover the truth about what happened to Khashoggi and promised "severe punishment" for those responsible.

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Saudi Arabia has pledged to retaliate economically for any US punitive action. "Obviously, we have a long-standing partnership with Saudi Arabia in a lot of areas".

It's involved in Saudi projects to build a new mega city and the world's largest solar farm.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin still plans to attend a previously scheduled Saudi conference this week to address terrorist financing, but those plans could change as the investigation progresses. Those policies are all seen as initiatives of the crown prince.

Trump quoted the King on Monday as saying that neither he nor his son, the crown prince, had any information about what had happened to Khashoggi.

"It's being investigated, it's being looked at very, very strongly", Trump said.

"I heard that report, but nobody knows if it's an official report", Trump told reporters, without elaborating.

JP Morgan Chase and Ford did not comment on whether the decision was related to concerns about the disappearance of Khashoggi.

Turkish officials fear Khashoggi was killed and dismembered. At that time Uber share was estimated to be worth $33 and the worth of the company was valued at $62 billion.

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