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Saudi king approves $19 billion of economic stimulus steps

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Saudi king approves $19 billion of economic stimulus steps

Saudi king approves $19 billion of economic stimulus steps
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DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal decree approving 72 billion riyals ($19.2 billion) worth of measures to stimulate growth in the private sector next year, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

The measures include residential loans worth 21.3 billion riyals, a 10 billion riyal fund to support economic projects, and 1.5 billion riyals to support distressed companies.

A 2.8 billion riyal government fund will be created to invest in smaller companies, while the government will adjust the fees which it charges for services to save smaller companies 7 billion riyals.

(Reporting by Reem Shamseddine and Hadeel Al Sayegh; Writing by Andrew Torchia)

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