Saudi polypropylene manufacturer Advanced Petrochemical has received approval from Riyadh’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) to increase its share capital by issuing bonus shares. Advanced says the increase will “help support its future investment plans.”

The company’s capital will be increased by 20%, says Advanced, from just under SR1.64bn ($437mn) to almost SR1.97bn ($525mn). CMA says the increase will be achieved by issuing one bonus share for every five owned by...