Aramco bids top $15bn, though funds puzzled as money not for Sabic
Indications of interest for Saudi Aramco’s planned bond issue were understood to have topped $15bn on Thursday morning in London, with three days left of the roadshow still to run. Contrary to press reports, investors have been told on the roadshow that the cash raised will not be used directly to fund the acquisition of Saudi Basic Industries Corp, as that is not expected to take place for another six to 12 months, writes Francesca Young.
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