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16 May 2013Sudan Tribune
Ismail vows to punish Sudan’s investment ministry staff accepting bribes
Sudan investment minister Mustafa Osman Ismail revealed that Saudi Arabia requested over million acres (405,000 ha) of land for investment in food security
07 May 2013Zawya
BMI: Saudi Arabia Agribusiness Report (Apr-13)
A consortium of Saudi groups - comprising dairy giant Almarai, grain importer Al Rajhi and Salic, the agriculture arm of the country's sovereign wealth fund - agreed to pay US $92mn to acquire Continental Farmers Group located in northern Poland and western Ukraine
29 Apr 2013Arab News
SAR100m firm to expand Saudi farm investments
Commerce and Industry Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah has approved the establishment of a new East Asia Agricultural Development and Investment Company to invest in farming.
29 Apr 2013Reuters
Sudan's biggest sugar firm plans biofuel expansion, Joburg IPO
Kenana, which is mainly owned by the governments of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Sudan, is aiming to more than double its annual sugar output to 1 million tonnes by 2015 as the firm seeks new export markets
27 Apr 2013Arab News
Riyadh forum to discuss agricultural investment challenges
A forum of Saudi agricultural investors at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry will on Sunday discuss the progress of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s Initiative for Saudi Agricultural Investment Abroad.
14 Apr 2013Sudan Vision
The Saudi-Sudanese Investment Forum - Is it a rehearsal for other Arab investments?
President Omar Al-Beshir has made orders for removal of all impediments and facilitation of the procedures for Saudi Arabian investors aiming to produce food in Sudan, including through land leases
04 Apr 2013MENAFN
Joint investment firm to boost Saudi-Sudan links
Joint investment company will harness Sudan's resources in agriculture and livestock in line with the foreign economic policy of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.
28 Mar 2013Agrimoney
Saudi extends foreign land spree with CFG takeover
A consortium of Saudi groups - comprising dairy giant Almarai, grain importer Al Rajhi and Salic, the agriculture arm of the country's Public Investment Fund sovereign wealth fund – buys Continental Farmers Group, which has large farming operations in Poland and the Ukraine.
07 Mar 2013Reuters
Pension funds join forces to invest in farmland
Major asset managers, cowed by the cost, the risk and the controversy involved in investing in farmland, are joining forces to increase investment in the historically under-capitalised sector.
26 Feb 2013Afrik.com
Pillage organisé en Mauritanie
En trois ans, l’auto-proclamé « Président des pauvres » a établi un quasi-monopole du business : état des lieux des pillages du pays et présentation des hommes du président.
08 Feb 2013Arab News
Investment in agriculture sector sought
He said the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority and Finance Ministry would sign agreements with foreign countries to ensure investment security of Saudis.
15 Jan 2013Bloomberg
Hidden billionaire milking Saudi dairy fortune in desert
Almarai’s ownership of dairies, processing plants and a distribution system makes it more profitable than its peers. The operation’s earnings before interest and taxes margin is at least 30 percent bigger than Danone, Nestle and Savola.

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