Saudi finance ministry pays $9.46bln of private sector dues in H1 2021

Ministry announced on Twitter

  
A Saudi money exchanger wears gloves as he counts Saudi riyal currency at a currency exchange shop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 10, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

A Saudi money exchanger wears gloves as he counts Saudi riyal currency at a currency exchange shop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 10, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

CAIRO:  The Saudi finance ministry said on Saturday it has completed the payment of more than 73 billion riyals ($19.46 billion), 97% of total private sector dues, during the first half of 2021, the ministry wrote on Twitter.

($1 = 3.7505 riyals)

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah and Marwa Rashad, editing by Louise Heavens) ((Nayera.Abdallah@thomsonreuters.com;))


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