Saudi Aramco shares surged as much as 4.2 percent to a record high 42.25 riyals ($11.26) on Thursday as oil prices breached the $100 a barrel after Russia attacked Ukraine.
Brent crude topped $100 a barrel for the first time since 2014, exacerbating concerns that a war in Europe could disrupt global energy supplies.
Shares of Aramco are up for a third consecutive day and have gained more than 16 percent year to date. Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index was down 2.2 percent in afternoon trade.
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