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Richard Branson halts $1B project with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance

4 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has suspended a $1 billion investment project with Saudi Arabia due to the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Branson made the announcement Thursday as US Senators sparked an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mystery of the missing US resident and Saudi critic. “What has reportedly happened in...
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Richard Branson Suspends Talks on Saudi Arabian Space Investments Over Missing Journalist and Government Critic

Richard Branson Suspends Talks on Saudi Arabian Space Investments Over Missing Journalist and Government Critic

4 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

In the wake of the disappearance of journalist and prominent critic of the current Saudi Arabian leadership Jamal Khashoggi, Richard Branson has suspended his discussions over the government investing in his Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit space-tourism projects, Branson told The Guardian .
Branson is the most prominent business leader yet to back away from the Saudi government after Khashoggi went missing following entering the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey on Oct. 2. Khashoggi's fate is unknown, but Turkish authorities have told reporters they believe a team of Saudi security agents...
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Richard Branson and Virgin Group are cutting ties with the Saudi Government after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

Richard Branson and Virgin Group are cutting ties with the Saudi Government after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Group are severing their business relationships with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia .
In a blog post on Virgin Group's website, Branson announced that Virgin Galatic and Virgin Orbit will suspend its business dealings with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.
The decision to cut business ties with Saudi Arabia comes after the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Saudi Consulate in Turkey last week.
Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Group are severing their business relationships with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its leader Crown Prince...
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