Saudi Arabia’s crown prince says his economic dream will survive

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (CNN Business)Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pressing on with his ambitious plan to modernize Saudi Arabia’s economy despite a deep chill in relations with global business and investors over the killing of a critical journalist.

Bin Salman took the stage at an investor conference in Riyadh that has been overshadowed by the death of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Many of the biggest names in business and finance pulled out of the conference after members of bin Salman’s inner circle were blamed for the killing.
Making his first public comments on the case during a debate about how to “transform the Arab world into a global economic powerhouse,” bin Salman called the killing a “heinous crime” and promised justice for the perpetrators.

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