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MBS’s UK visit shines a spotlight on Aramco IPO

The Saudi crown prince flew into the UK for a visit this week, but opinion is divided over whether Saudi Aramco should list on the London Stock Exchange The Saudi crown prince flew into the UK for a visit this week, but opinion is divided over whether Saudi Aramco should list on the London Stock Exchange.
By The Wildcat 9 March 2018 0 29932
UK PM Theresa May greets Mohammed bin Salman in London. UK PM Theresa May greets Mohammed bin Salman in London. (PA)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the UK this week has been hard to miss. Adverts on billboards and black taxi cabs popped up across London ahead of his arrival. Posters protesting against the visit appeared on placards and lorries soon after. Those for and against ‘MBS’ are clearly keen for Brits to know who he is.

His face is already well known in Whitehall. The government has been lending its support to a bid to host Saudi Aramco on the London Stock Exchange....