Swiss concerned over missing Saudi journalist

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Turkish officials say they have audio and video recordings that show a Saudi security team detained Mr Khashoggi in the consulate before killing him and dismembering his body, the Post has reported.

Shares in Son's Japanese tech company SoftBank plunged more than 7% in Tokyo on Monday as worldwide pressure intensified on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it, whether by threatening to impose economic sanctions, using political pressures, or repeating false accusations that will not undermine the Kingdom and its staunch positions and Arab, Islamic and worldwide status, the outcome of these weak endeavours, like their predecessors, is a demise", the country's press agency said, citing an "official source".

Other high-profile contributors to the Vision Fund include Apple (AAPL) and United States chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM).

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The statement did not directly acknowledge Khashoggi's disappearance, which happened October 2 when he visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia is suspected to be responsible for the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a case which has global impact.

Saudi Arabia Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week's disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European and USA allies piled on pressure.

"If US sanctions are imposed on Saudi Arabia, we will be facing an economic disaster that would rock the entire world", he added.

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The foreign ministers of the UK, France and Germany today issued a joint statement calling for a "credible investigation" into Khashoggi's fate.

The CEO of the us bank JP Morgan has already announced that he wouldn't make it the "Davos of the desert" and several media outlets, including the Financial Times, the New York Times, The Economist, Bloomberg and CNN have chose to snub this event. The Saudi writer, who lives in the U.S., disappeared in early October after entering the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

A Turkish official told Reuters yesterday that the Saudis had said they would allow the consulate to be searched, and that this would happen by the end of the weekend, though he had conceded to "flexibility on this date".

Riyadh denies any involvement, but the markets fear the impact on the projects of Saudi Arabia at the time that it organizes from 23 to 25 October in an economic summit, dubbed the "Davos of the desert".

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"We would be very upset and angry if that were the case", he said of Saudi Arabia's potential responsibility.

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