• Gideon Ozik

Media Coverage of Aramco IPO

The Saudi government announced plans to list Aramco on public markets in what is likely to be the largest IPO in history. We analyzed our media reservoirs to infer media perspective ahead of the public offering.



We extract articles from our media reservoirs. MKT currently maintains six information reservoirs: bellwether reservoir (which contains allarticles from the top media outlets daily), foreign exchange, country equity, corporate, interest rates, and commodities. The media information spans roughly 100,000 distinct sources, amounting to about one million articles per week across all six reservoirs. We also built an entirely new ​Arab-countries - specific reservoir for this specific study. This new reservoir includes media from Arab countries including Baharen, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE (see appendix of the list of sources). Overall the new Arab-countries - specific reservoir contributed roughly 500,000 individual articles to this study.