Oct 18, 2018 - Economy & Business

The last media sponsor to exit Saudi conference: Fox Business

Maria Bartiromo

Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. Photo: Steven Ferdman via Getty Images

Fox Business has officially pulled out of Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative.

The big picture: The network was the last remaining American media sponsor of "Davos in the Desert," with CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg all previously withdrawing over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo had been scheduled to speak at the conference, but she will no longer attend unless an "unrestricted interview" with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is offered, Axios has learned.

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