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Saudi Aramco to enter India as part of Asia expansion: CEO tells Nikkei

The Saudi government has said it plans to sell about 5 per cent of Aramco, hoping to raise some $100 billion

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Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser
Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser. Photo: Reuters

Aramco, the state of Arabia, is considering entering as part of its Asian expansion, Nikkei said on Tuesday, citing Aramco's CEO who said that plans for an Indian refinery are crystallising.

"Aramco is looking at additional investments in China, and is also a very important destination which we are giving great consideration, and (where we are) currently in discussion with some companies," Aramco CEO Amin Nasser told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview.

The government has said it plans to sell about 5 per cent of Aramco, hoping to raise some $100 billion or more in what would likely be the world's biggest initial public offer (IPO).

"At the moment, we are prepared for a listing in the second half of 2018," Nasser confirmed to Nikkei.

officials have said they may list Aramco on one or more foreign markets such as New York, London and Hong Kong in addition to Riyadh, which would boost the company's global profile and reduce the strain on the market.

First Published: Tue, January 30 2018. 17:06 IST
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