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Virgin Mobile launches services in Saudi Arabia
October 1, 2014

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA), part-owned by British entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Group, launched telecoms services in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, beginning the biggest shake-up in the Kingdom's telecoms sector in six years.

VMMEA is launching two brands after benefiting from the national telecoms regulator's decision to order the country's three mobile operators to each host a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in an effort to stimulate competition.
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US seen to overtake Saudi petroleum production
October 1, 2014

US liquefied petroleum output is set to overhaul Saudi Arabia in September or October, for the first time since 1991. In terms of crude oil production, the US is still third behind, with Russia in the lead.

US production of liquid petroleum reached 11.5 million barrels per day, on track to outpace Saudi Arabia’s 11.6 million barrels in the next few months, according to August data from the International Energy Agency, published on Sept.10.

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15,000 pilgrims arrive via Jeddah Islamic Port
October 1, 2014

A total of 15,000 pilgrims have arrived through Jeddah Islamic Port for this year’s Haj, a senior official said on Tuesday.

The final contingent arrived on Sunday at the port, the leading and busiest harbor on the Red Sea.

Capt. Saher Tahlawi, director general of the port, said most of the pilgrims came from Egypt and Sudanese territory. They started arriving on Sep. 9. Twenty vessels carried passengers, mainly from Sudan, he said.

The port has state-of-the-art...

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Tamimi Markets opens new store in Riyadh
October 1, 2014

Saudis comprise over 50 percent of the work force in Tamimi Markets across the Kingdom, says Mohsen S. Husain, CEO of Tamimi Markets.

He made this remark to Arab News during the opening ceremony of the company’s 22nd branch Kingdomwide and 13th in Riyadh, located on Qurtoba district on Khaled bin Alwaleed Street, Dammam Road. The new branch occupies an area of 4,000 square meters with all facilities.

Referring to the Saudi manpower, he said some of them are...

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Virgin Mobile launches services in Saudi Arabia
October 1, 2014

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA), part-owned by British entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Group, launched telecoms services in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, beginning the biggest shake-up in the Kingdom's telecoms sector in six years.

VMMEA is launching two brands after benefiting from the national telecoms regulator's decision to order the country's three mobile operators to each host a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in an effort to stimulate competition.
...

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US seen to overtake Saudi petroleum production
October 1, 2014

US liquefied petroleum output is set to overhaul Saudi Arabia in September or October, for the first time since 1991. In terms of crude oil production, the US is still third behind, with Russia in the lead.

US production of liquid petroleum reached 11.5 million barrels per day, on track to outpace Saudi Arabia’s 11.6 million barrels in the next few months, according to August data from the International Energy Agency, published on Sept.10.

Saudi Arabia...

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