Saudi Aramco is still considering listing shares abroad, the kingdom’s Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said.
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“It’s still on the cards, we made that very clear,” Al-Jadaan told Bloomberg TV in an interview in Davos. “We will consider it, but I don’t think it’s going to be anytime soon.”
The oil giant’s IPO ended up being very different from what Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman had envisaged when he first floated the idea in 2016 with an ambition to raise as much as $100 billion.
Instead, Aramco relied heavily on local investors and funds from neighbouring Gulf Arab monarchies.
The shares retreated 0.3 percent to 34.45 riyals in Riyadh on Wednesday.
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