Saudi Arrest of High Profile Figures, including Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal

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Shares in French hotel group Accor (ACCP.PA) -1.7 percent at open on CAC 40 after its third biggest shareholder Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was one of arrested in the Saudi Arabian crackdown.

Prince Alwaleed is a nephew of the king and owner of investment firm Kingdom Holding 4280.SE, invests in firms such as Citigroup (C) and Twitter (TWTR)

Risk backlash against Prince Mohammed bin Salman from these elites that undermines his authority and raises the Saudi risk premium.