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|07 March, 2018

UK still wants Aramco listing in London, will continue lobbying- minister

Britain will continue to make the case for the partial public listing of Saudi oil firm Aramco to be conducted in London, says Alistair Burt

A man walks past the London Stock Exchange in the City of London October 11, 2013.

A man walks past the London Stock Exchange in the City of London October 11, 2013.

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LONDON- Britain will continue to make the case for the partial public listing of Saudi oil firm Aramco to be conducted in London, junior foreign office minister Alistair Burt said in parliament on Wednesday.

"We would like the Aramco share option to be issued in the United Kingdom and we will continue to suggest the City would be the best place for it," Burt told parliament.

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(Reporting by William James. Editing by Andrew MacAskill) ((william.james@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 3374; Reuters Messaging: william.james.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))