Saudi Aramco

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Saudi Plans Stock Market Reforms To Draw Foreign Money

By Andrew Torchia DUBAI (Reuters) — Saudi Arabia announced a string of reforms to its stock market that could attract billions of dollars of fresh foreign money and smooth sales of state assets as the kingdom grapples with damage to its finances caused by low oil prices. When Riyadh opened its bourse to direct foreign investment last … Continue reading

Crisis In Venezuela — A Lesson From Saudi Arabia

By Eric Simmons President Nicolás Maduro has implemented measures such as shortened workday, increased federal holidays and scheduled blackouts in an attempt to reduce energy consumption across the country amidst a nationwide energy crisis brought on by severe drought. However, the energy crisis is only a microcosm of the Venezuelan economy and regardless of oil’s recovery, the … Continue reading

Taking The Petro Out Of The Dollar

By Alasdair Macleod Saudi Arabia has been in the news recently for several interconnected reasons. Underlying it all is a spendthrift country that is rapidly becoming insolvent. While the House of Saud remains strongly resistant to change, a mixture of reality and power-play is likely to dominate domestic politics in the coming years, following the ascendancy … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Plans To Launch Stock Exchange For SMEs

By James Eugene The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announced on Monday that it plans to create a stock market for small and medium sized companies, with the intention of launching this new market at the beginning of 2017.  Given the growing importance that SMEs are displaying for Saudi Arabia’s economy, the Tadawul will be undertaking a “market … Continue reading

The Implosion Of The House Of Saud

By Pepe Escobar The Panama Papers psyops revealed that – ailing – King Salman of Saudi Arabia is among a roast of notorious offshore profiteers “in relation” to “associates”. The House of Saud used British Virgin Islands shell companies to take out at least $34 million in mortgages for lavish houses in London and “a luxury yacht the size … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia And The Post-Oil Era: The Plan To Create A $2 Trillion Wealth Fund

Saudi Arabia is planning to establish a $2tn (£1.4tn) sovereign wealth fund by selling off its state petroleum assets in preparation for a world beyond oil. Greenpeace said it was a pivotal moment akin to Switzerland abandoning banking, but others claimed Riyadh had long wanted to diversify its economy and spread its wealth though it … Continue reading

Shell, Saudi Aramco Split Assets

Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Saudi Arabian Oil Co. will split up the assets of their joint U.S. venture, which will see the kingdom’s state-owned producer take full ownership of America’s biggest oil refinery, the companies announced late Wednesday. The Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, located about 90 miles (140 kilometers) east of Houston, produces some … Continue reading

Amid Oil Plunge, Saudi Arabia Weighs IPO Of World’s Largest Energy Firm

Saudi Arabia is considering a stock market listing for its national oil group – the world’s biggest energy company and probably the most valuable company on the planet. Saudi Aramco is a highly secretive organization but is likely to be valued at well over $1tn (£685bn). Any public share listing would be viewed as a … Continue reading

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