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Apple supplier Foxconn is in talks to build a $9 billion factory in Saudi Arabia that would make microchips, components for electric vehicles and other electronics, The Wall Street Journal reported. Saudi Arabia has been seeking to diversify its reliance on petrodollars to grow its economy but has struggled to attract investment. The Taiwanese-based company is seeking to grow its production...

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