If and when Aramco shares are open for sale to international investors on Western stock exchanges, we will then know the true value of Aramco shares.
Listing Aramco on Tadawul not only thwarted thorny disclosure requirements, but was also a symbolic win for MBS’ nationalist vision of his country’s future. The sale of Aramco put the Saudi stock exchange on the global map. Saudi’s stock exchange was now trading a volume of market capitalization that was equivalent to that of Germany’s. This was a moment of great pride in Saudi Arabia.