SAUDIS BUDGET 2019: $295 BLN
MEOG - Saudi Arabia's Council of Ministers approved its 2019 budget, the largest in the Kingdom's history. It has planned to spend $295bn in the coming year, and estimates revenue at $260bn. Deficit is therefore estimated at $35bn, down 32% from the expected deficit for 2018, $52bn. Actual deficit in 2018 sat at $36.2bn.
"This year's budget continues to improve the efficiency of public fiscal management, and promote economic stability and financial sustainability," Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said,…
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