The Islamic country wants to break its dependence on oil. A new Shariah approved bond has netted the country 8.5 billion euros in fresh capital.
Riyadh has vowed to retaliate against any sanctions imposed over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Several countries, including the US, say they want to take action if the government critic was killed.
The United States has pledged to put economic pressure on Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi case, while Riyadh has vowed retaliation in return. What are the measures the two countries can take over the matter?
Berlin, Paris and London jointly urged an investigation into the fate of Jamal Khashoggi and demanded that those responsible "are held to account." Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia warned it would retaliate against any sanctions.
Statements from Saudi Arabia to respond to any Western sanctions imposed over the Khashoggi case with even greater actions are a veiled threat of monstrous proportions and demand a stern reaction, says DW's Kevin Cote.
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