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Saudi daily retracts Aramco sale claim

RIYADH: A Saudi financial newspaper Sunday retracted an article it published the previous day saying that Riyadh planned to sell a 49 percent stake in state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco within a decade. "Al-Eqtisadiah apologises for the information published on Aramco," said the paper, which like most media in Saudi Arabia is close to the authorities. Saturday's edition quoted an unnamed senior official as saying that the kingdom would sell nearly half of its sole oil producer within 10 years. "The shares for sale…