Business Extra podcast: Saudi Aramco’s bumper first half

The Saudi state oil producer says it is ready for an eventual IPO and also agrees to buy into India’s lucrative petchems market

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$46.9 billion – the headline profit figure from Saudi Aramco’s first half results is staggering. The company also says it is ready for a planned IPO, possibly next year, and lines up a stake buy in Reliance Industry’s oil to chemicals business.

Mustafa Alrawi, assistant editor in chief, Kelsey Warner and Chris Nelson, assistant business editors, discuss Aramco with Jennifer Gnana, The National's energy correspondent, who has been reporting on a story that is proving to be a game changing time for global markets and the energy sector.   
We also talk about the Danish city of Aarhus which has become a renewable energy hub and a case study for any other cities looking to lead the sector. And Kelsey describes how her Generation Start-up subject, the US firm Entrupy helps Dubai spot fakes using AI.

In this episode:

- Headlines (0m 43s)

- Aramco (1m 21s)

- Aarhus (18m 41s)

- Entrupy (22m 04s)