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Saudi Aramco signs energy deals worth nearly $4.5 bln

RIYADH: Saudi¬†Aramco has signed agreements worth nearly $4.5 billion with multinational oil and gas contractors, in what the company dubbed as an effort to diversify the economy. The deals were signed with companies including Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas, Italy's Saipem, China Petroleum Pipeline and Abu Dhabi's National Petroleum Construction. The investments "reflect our concerted effort... to diversify our economy, promote local manufacturing, support a sustainable environment and strengthen our business and investment…

Modi, Putin set to sign energy deals ahead of BRICS

BENAULIM: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are set to seal energy and defence deals on Saturday that officials say are signs of a deepening partnership between the nations. Putin will hold talks with Modi after arriving in the Indian tourism state of Goa for a BRICS summit also involving the heads of leading emerging nations Brazil, China and South Africa. Among the agreements expected to be signed between the two leaders are Moscow's delivery of its most advanced anti-aircraft…