As Saudi Aramco Prepares IPO, Investors Speculate on Ultimate Value

Fund managers and institutional investors are split on the expected value of Saudi Aramco, with a majority saying the company will have a market capitalization of $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion when it sells shares to the public next year, Reuters reports.

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King Salman in Asia

Saudi king’s Asia trip shows the way for Aramco’s trade plans

King Salman’s tour of Asia is significant. The majority of Saudi Arabia’s non-oil exports end up there, as do two-thirds of its oil exports. The ...


Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco’s Green Energy Push Seen Widening Appeal of IPO

“They immediately open themselves up to a larger pool of investors,” said Scott Gehsmann, partner at the deal advisory service of the accounting and consulting ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Funds expect Saudi Aramco to be valued around $1-1.5 trillion: survey

Fund managers and institutional investors expect oil giant Saudi Aramco to have a market capitalization of $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion when it sells shares ...



Digitisation drives half a million new Saudi jobs by 2020

The Kingdom faces a crucial juncture in its economic growth and youth employment. Through 2025, the Kingdom will see 226,000 new entrants into the labour ...


Saudi Economy

Saudi non-oil economic growth hits 18-month high in February -PMI

Saudi Arabia's non-oil private sector grew at its fastest pace for 18 months in February as new orders of goods and services increased sharply, although ...


Saudi Economy

Saudi businessmen complain about rising costs due to economic reform

According to a document signed by the heads of the ten largest chambers of commerce and industry in the country on Saturday, the businessmen said ...


Saudi Workforce

Mass exodus: Lay-offs continue in Saudi private sector to cut cost

“Article 77 allows private firms to terminate the services of workers by paying them 15 days’ salary for every year served in a company.” ...


Islamic Finance

Saudi Arabia can emerge global leader in Islamic finance

Lack of standardisation in Islamic finance is a key challenge facing its growth globally. Standard setting organisations are numerous, geographically spread out, and are still ...



Saudi king cancels Lebanon trip after Aoun defends Hezbollah weapons

King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has cancelled his upcoming trip to Lebanon because of the statements made by President Michel Aoun that praised ...


King Abdulaziz Camels Festival

The most beautiful camel to be crowned in Saudi pageant

From the Al Wadah white camel to, the Al Majahateer dark camel and the Al Homor reddish, brown camel, various features considered most beautiful to ...



Iran sees progress in Hajj talks with Saudi Arabia

"Most of the questions up for discussion have been resolved and a couple of issues are remaining," the ISNA news agency quoted Ali Ghazi Askar, ...



Vets say they were duped into helping Saudi Arabia dodge payouts to 9/11 victims

Vets complain they’re not only being misled but openly lied to. During one recent trip, an organizer denied any “Saudi involvement” in sponsoring the trip, ...


Water Management

Saudi Govt efforts to boost water sector draws positive reactions

The project will estimate the costs of delivering water from the source to the consumer. ...


Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways plans to expand services to Saudi Arabia

Qatar Airways has confirmed plans to launch services to Yanbu and Tabuk in Saudi Arabia with three-weekly flights beginning in May and June respectively. ...


Red Sea

10 stranded dolphins rescued off Saudi Arabia

Saudis have rallied to rescue 10 Spinner dolphins that had stranded in shallow waters in King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh on the Red Sea. ...


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Global Oil Markets

Titans of oil world meet in Houston after two-year price war

The biggest names in the oil world come together this week for the largest industry gathering since the end of a two-year price war that ...



Trump’s Promises to Defeat ISIS ‘Quickly’ Run Into Syria Buzzsaw

The agonizing decision whether to arm the Kurds to beat ISIS, or defer to Turkey’s sensibilities, is Trump’s first big test. ...



Fight for Mosul: Undaunted by close calls, Iraqi soldier returns (again) to battle ISIS

Mohamed Selman Methboub, who was badly injured in a 2014 ISIS ambush, is part of the force pushing to liberate Mosul. The Army has been rebuilt ...


War in Yemen

U.S. Military Deepens Yemen Role With Escalating Strikes Against Al-Qaeda Affiliate

The U.S. military is deepening its involvement in Yemen, with escalating counterterrorism strikes targeting an al-Qaeda affiliate that’s gained ground in the chaos of the ...


U.S. Enemy #1

Perspective: America Is Facing a Dangerous Enemy. We Just Can’t Agree Who It Is

Among those who believe the U.S. is engaged in an ideological struggle, there is division on the question of which ideology represents the greatest threat ...


Iran or Israel?

Perspective: Arab States of the Persian Gulf Must Choose Between Paths Proposed By Iran and Israel

Two very different dialogue proposals are on the table for the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, one from a historic enemy, Israel, proposed in conjunction ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

220 civilians killed by strikes in Iraq, Syria since 2014: U.S. military

The military estimate is far lower than those provided by monitoring groups. ...


Dutch Disease

Economics 101: what is Dutch disease and why hasn’t the GCC contracted it?

Thus, shifting the economy away from manufacturing towards oil can result in a decline in job growth and a diminution of broadly beneficial technological progress. ...



Iran indicts nuclear negotiation team member

Iran’s judiciary has indicted a member of the country’s team that negotiated the nuclear deal with world powers, a spokesman said Sunday, probably an Iranian ...


State Department

Tillerson Criticized For ‘Sidelining Global Human Rights Report’

The U.S. State Department released its annual report on human rights around the world on Friday but the release was overshadowed by criticism that Secretary ...



Egypt’s Mubarak is free but Arab Spring protestors are still in jail

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was acquitted on all charges on Friday for killing around 900 protestors during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, which led ...


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