The delays in the IPO has many banks involved in it questioning if they should move on.
Saudi authorities say the explosive-laden drone attack a 'vital installation used by civilians.'
The Public Investment Fund, or PIF, is looking for a bridge loan that will be fully underwritten by lenders.
Despite a decline in oil prices, risk premiums on Aramco's US$12 billion bonds climbed well.
Aramco's bonds have attracted demand from a wide range of investors.
The Aramco deal is one of the most hotly anticipated bond deals of the year.
The deal between three government-owned entities moves money from one pocket of the state to another.
International demand for Aramco's bonds is expected to be hefty.
The deal had been in negotiations for months.
Saudi Arabia is embarking on an ambitious economic transformation plan involving infrastructure projects worth billions of dollars.
Two Japanese lenders - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., Mizuho Financial Group Inc. - as well as Samba Financial Group and Gulf International Bank BSC are said to be among those being appointed.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's two-day visit to the world's biggest Muslim majority country kicks off Monday, but Jakarta supplied few details about his itinerary.
Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said Monday the company signed US$27.5 billion in a total of 31 commercial collaborations.
Saudi Arabia plans to sell up to 5% of the world's largest energy firm and hopes to raise up to US$100 billion.
The 33-year-old heir to the Saudi throne wants Aramco to complete a deal to buy a US$70 billion stake in the kingdom’s biggest petrochemical company, Sabic, issue debt to finance the acquisition and go public by late 2020 or early 2021.
The IPO project was first announced in 2016 as the cornerstone of the prince’s Vision 2030 plan to modernize the Saudi economy.
The cargo of 2 million barrels of crude oil supplied by Petronas and Aramco will be used for the commissioning and testing activities set to start next month.
State-owned oil company Aramco plans to buy a controlling stake in SABIC, possibly taking the sovereign Public Investment Fund's (PIF) entire 70% holding.
S-Oil is South Korea's third-biggest refiner, selling fuels like gasoline, diesel or jet fuel globally. Its main supplier of feedstock crude oil is Saudi Aramco.
Trump intervention prompted Saudi to moderate price aims.
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PIF said Liveris had extensive experience working in Saudi Arabia the last two decades and under his leadership, Dow DuPont worked with Aramco to develop the Sadara Chemical petrochemical complex.
Aramco is weighing selling bonds abroad for the first time in what could be the largest offering ever by a corporate, according to people familiar with the talks.
Aramco's proposed listing was a central part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform drive to restructure the kingdom's economy and reduce its dependence on oil revenue.
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