Citi’s corporate and investment banking revenue from Saudi nearly tripled – executive By Reuters – Investing.com

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Citi’s corporate and investment banking revenue from Saudi nearly tripled – executive By Reuters – Investing.com

DUBAI (Reuters) - Citigroup (NYSE:)'s corporate and investment banking revenue for its Saudi Arabia business has "nearly tripled" since returning to the kingdom in 2018, a senior executive said on Thursday.

Citi obtained a capital markets licence in 2017, allowing it to return to the kingdom in 2018 after a 13-year absence. It has advised Saudi Aramco (SE:) on its $29.4 billion listing in 2019, in what was the world's biggest initial public offering, as well as on several sovereign and corporate bond deals.

"We have seen record growth in our year-on-year revenue from corporate and investment banking over the last two years," Rizwan Shaikh, head of Citi's EMEA emerging markets corporate banking told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference.

"Citigroup's corporate and investment banking revenues from Saudi Arabia have nearly tripled" since the bank obtained its CMA License, Shaikh said.

"‹ He did not provide more exact revenue figures, which include both onshore and offshore elements of the business, but said Saudi Arabia is one of the largest opportunities for Citigroup to acquire new

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