Saudi EXIM Signs Line of Credit Agreement with Ziraat Bank of Türkiye

Saudi EXIM chief executive Saad bin Abdulaziz AlKhalb signed the agreement in Istanbul, Republic of Türkiye. - SPA
Saudi EXIM chief executive Saad bin Abdulaziz AlKhalb signed the agreement in Istanbul, Republic of Türkiye. - SPA
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Saudi EXIM Signs Line of Credit Agreement with Ziraat Bank of Türkiye

Saudi EXIM chief executive Saad bin Abdulaziz AlKhalb signed the agreement in Istanbul, Republic of Türkiye. - SPA
Saudi EXIM chief executive Saad bin Abdulaziz AlKhalb signed the agreement in Istanbul, Republic of Türkiye. - SPA

The Saudi Export-Import Bank (Saudi EXIM) announced it signed a line of credit agreement worth $100 million with the Turkish Ziraat Bank, which aims at financing the export activities of Saudi non-oil products and services to Turkish markets.
The agreement comes within the EXIM’s efforts to empower the non-oil national economy and enhance the competitiveness of Saudi products in international markets, according to SPA.
Saudi EXIM chief executive Saad bin Abdulaziz AlKhalb signed the agreement in Istanbul, Republic of Türkiye.
AlKhalb explained that the agreement comes within the framework of the bank’s efforts to strengthen international trade relations to open new markets for Saudi exporters to expand their activities and increase Saudi products and services to global markets, underlying the bank’s endeavor to achieve the targets of the Saudi Vision 2030 in creating a diversified and sustainable economy, maximizing the economic impact of export activities, and increasing Its contribution to non-oil gross domestic product (GDP) to 50% by 2030.



German Economy Minister Says EU Open for Talks on China Tariffs

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German Economy Minister Says EU Open for Talks on China Tariffs

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Germany's Economy Minister Robert Habeck said during his visit to China on Saturday that the European Union's door is open for discussions regarding EU tariffs on Chinese exports.

"What I suggested to my Chinese partners today is that the doors are open for discussions and I hope that this message was heard," he said in his first statement in Shanghai, after meetings with Chinese officials in Beijing, Reuters reported.

Habeck's visit is the first by a senior European official since Brussels proposed hefty duties on imports of Chinese-made electric vehicles (EVs) to combat what the EU considers excessive subsidies.

Habeck said there is time for a dialogue between the EU and China on tariff issues before the duties come into full effect in November and that he believes in open markets but that markets require a level playing field.

Proven subsidies that are intended to increase the export advantages of companies can't be accepted, the minister said.

Another point of tension between Beijing and Berlin is China's support for Russia in its war in Ukraine. Habeck noted Chinese trade with Russia increased more than 40% last year.

Habeck said he had told Chinese officials that this was taking a toll on their economic relationship. "Circumventions of the sanctions imposed on Russia are not acceptable," he said, adding that technical goods produced in Europe should not end up on the battlefield via other countries.