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Saudi Aramco reports 44.4% slump in 2020 net profit over low crude oil prices

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Rashi Bisaria | March 22, 2021

Saudi Aramco reports 44.4% slump in 2020 net profit over low crude oil prices

Saudi Arabian state oil giant Aramco said on Sunday it expects to cut capital expenditure after it reported a 44.4% slump in 2020 net profit, hit by lower crude oil prices and sales as the coronavirus pandemic depressed demand. The company lowered its guidance for spending to around $35 billion from a range of $40 billion to $45 billion previously.

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