Despite widespread concerns over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, plenty of companies registered for a business conference in Saudi Arabia next week still plan to attend, despite growing pressure for a boycott.

Senior executives from firms including Goldman Sachs, Pepsi, Thales and EDF will be joined by McKinsey, PWC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, BCG, Oliver Wyman, and Bain & Company that are all sponsors of the event..


The Bank of England has issued a stark warning over the rapid growth in lending to indebted companies around the world, drawing parallels with the US sub-prime mortgage market that triggered the 2008 financial crisis.