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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Central bank governor says Saudi will stick to currency peg | Reuters

Central bank governor says Saudi will stick to currency peg | Reuters:

"The governor of Saudi Arabia's central bank said on Tuesday that the kingdom would stick to the currency peg linking the Saudi riyal to the U.S. dollar.

"The peg exchange rate has served us very well and it continues to serve us, so we will stick to it," Ahmed al-Kholifey told an investment conference.

He also said the central bank was comfortable with Saudi Arabia's level of banking services and their sophistication, but that it was not content with the amount of credit being provided by banks to small and medium-sized enterprises, which was about 2 percent of the total."



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