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Saudi Maaden in Talks With Banks for 7 Billion-Riyal Financing

April 21 (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabian Mining Co., the state-controlled company that has a joint venture with Alcoa Inc., said it is in talks with banks to obtain a 7 billion-riyal ($1.9 billion) Islamic loan.

“The company is in the process of consultation with a number of banks with the intention to obtain medium-term murabaha financing which will not exceed 7 billion riyals,” the company also known as Maaden said in a statement to the Saudi bourse today. “The purpose of this funding is to finance the company’s investments in future projects.”

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To contact the reporter on this story: Shaji Mathew in Dubai at shajimathew@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dick Schumacher at dschumacher@bloomberg.net

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