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Tue 27 Feb 2018 12:46 PM

Headquarters Riyadh

Year established 1976

Sector Industry

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is the largest public firm listed on Tadawul, even with the government’s 70 percent stake. It is also the largest listed company in the Middle East. As SABIC is active in chemicals and intermediates, industrial polymers, fertilisers and metals, it is one of the world’s largest producers of ethylene glycol, polyethylene and polyolefins among others. Furthermore, the company has interests in 17 affiliated companies.