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|22 October, 2018

Saudi Arabia to resume annual bonuses to all state employees from Jan -Arabiya

Riyadh, squeezed by low oil prices, removed the perk - equivalent to a month's salary - in September 2016.

A billboard shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman hanging over a highway on June 20, 2018 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Image for illustrative purposes.

A billboard shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman hanging over a highway on June 20, 2018 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Image for illustrative purposes.

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DUBAI- Saudi Arabia ordered the resumption of annual bonus payments to all state employees from the start of 2019, Civil Service Minister Sulaiman Al-Hamdan told Al Arabiya TV on Monday.

Riyadh, squeezed by low oil prices, removed the perk - equivalent to a month's salary - in September 2016. It restored the payment to some civil servants in April 2017.

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(Reporting By Aziz El Yaakoubi; editing by John Stonestreet) ((aziz.elyaakoubi@thomsonreuters.com; +971552994086; Reuters Messaging: aziz.elyaakoubi.reuters.com@reuters.net))