30.06.2009 - Saudi economy to fall 1.2% in 2009
From Saudigazette.com.sa: The Saudi economy is forecast to shrink by 1.2 percent in 2009, despite a stronger market for oil and expanded government investment, Riyadh-based Samba Bank said on Monday. The recovery of oil prices to above $60 a barrel and a forecast 24-percent hike in government spending is not enough to offset a sharp slowdown in private sector activity, the bank said in its mid-year report on the economy of the world’s leading oil exporter........Full Article: Source