• 8 hours Did U.S. just start war with China? $60 Billion tariff package coming fast
  • 4 hours Surprise! Aramco Scraps International Listing Plans
  • 4 hours Self-Driving Cars' First Fatality
  • 4 hours The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Scandal
  • 8 hours Goldman Sachs Expects Tesla to Miss Model 3 Targets Again
  • 2 hours API Inventory Data (Tuesdays)
  • 4 hours McDonald's Sets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
  • 10 hours Flying Taxis In New Zealand - Very Soon?!
  • 5 hours Trump Bans Venezuelan National Cryptocurrency
  • 6 hours Why do Driller stocks move with the daily price of oil?
  • 7 hours Country With Biggest Oil Reserves Biggest Threat to World Economy
  • 4 hours Why Is The EU Spending Billions On A Gas Pipeline If It Wants To Fight Climate Change?
  • 1 day Is Trump Harming Oil Industry?
  • 1 day Tillerson just sacked ... how will market react?
  • 46 mins Why Are Investors Ignoring China's Oil Giant?
  • 7 days Terminator plans to sue big oil for 'first degree murder'
Russia Could Pull The Plug On The OPEC Deal

Russia Could Pull The Plug On The OPEC Deal

Russia may leave the OPEC…

Aramco To List Shares In Hong Kong ‘For Sure’

Hong Kong

Saudi Aramco is still studying the international venue for its IPO, but the chief of the Hong Kong stock market is certain that the Saudi oil giant will be attracted to list shares on the Asian bourse because of the chances to draw more Chinese capital, Chinese financial magazine Caixin reported on Monday.

According to Caixin, the chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, Charles Li, told reporters on Monday that even if Saudi Aramco picked another international market for its listing, it “will for sure” float shares on the Hong Kong market as well, due to the stock exchange’s access to mainland Chinese markets.

The preparations for Aramco’s IPO are under way, but no international market for the listing has been picked yet, Saudi Aramco’s chief executive Amin Nasser told the Al Arabiya Television channel on Sunday, reaffirming Saudi Arabia’s position that the listing will not be delayed, as recent reports have suggested.  

“Preparations are proceeding to the fullest extent for listing in 2018,” Nasser told the TV channel, as quoted by Reuters. 

“For sure, it will be listed in the Saudi market. As for other markets, a complete study was made,” Nasser added, saying that options were New York, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

Related: Is China Heading Toward An Energy-Debt Crisis?

Now the study is under discussion, and this will take time, Aramco’s CEO said.

Most of the recent talk about Aramco’s international listing venue has centered on New York and London.

Last week, Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, said that Aramco was highly unlikely to list on the New York Stock Exchange, because of risk of litigation. But a listing in London is also questionable because transparency is essential for those who want to list on the LSE, and Aramco has been reluctant to share details about its operations despite a lot of declarations that transparency is very important for the company in view of its listing, according to Mobius.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:

Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News