Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal decree replacing the previous energy minister, Khalid al-Falih with one of the King’s sons. Khalid’s replacement is Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, who has a lifetime of experience in the energy sector and has held senior roles in the energy ministry for more than three decades. In other news, a Reuters report has stated that Saudi Aramco is expected to give lead roles to the following banks as part of their long awaited IPO: Morgan Stanley, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Samba and JPMorgan. The first phase of the IPO is expected to be completed this year.

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