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Saudi Arabia sets record budget for 2013

Straits Times -- Saudi Arabia has set a record state budget for next year as high oil prices allow heavy spending on welfare and infrastructure projects, helping it avoid the severe social unrest seen in other parts of the Arab world.

The government plans to spend 820 billion riyals (S$ 267 billion) in 2013, Finance Minister Ibrahim Alassaf said as he presented the budget to King Abdullah on Saturday.

That amount is 19 per cent higher than the 690 billion riyals that the world's largest oil exporter budgeted for 2012. It is slightly below the estimated 853 billion riyals that the government actually spent this year, but analysts said actual spending was on track to continue climbing in 2013.


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southrob
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and we should be drilling our own oil
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:54:47 AM

it is just your opinion there is social unrest to speak
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they adopted the 6.8 SPC...
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 3:25:39 AM

Saudi Arabia sets record budget for 2013! They have what the world wants and most countries are more than willing to Pay for it. Their budget can be very large with their vast reserves of crude oil and natural gas for sale. The US can pick at their energy demand but can't get anywhere close to be a threat of any kind.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:35:51 AM

No surprise, with all their oil income!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:34:49 AM

Thats great
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:33:12 AM

don't know
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:28:16 AM

If you have the money spend it.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:26:23 AM

I wonder if their budget is at least balanced.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:24:42 AM

Somehow I don't have confidence in the royal family to really use that money to quell social unrest.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:23:44 AM

More of our money.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:21:01 AM

With our money
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I hope this is the year we get away from all Arab Oil
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feed the people, keep them happy.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:18:24 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:18:16 AM

Buy them off so they don't revolt.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:18:13 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:17:19 AM

yep, the speculators help to keep the price up for all the oil selling countries to make more money too.
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To all, a very happy and healthy New Year and hopefully all the political BS in Washington will end soon.

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ok
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:15:40 AM

So What does this mean to US.
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We will se how this pans out.
Look at our lawmakers, they can do nothing.
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This is why they need to get at least $90 for oil
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Wow, it's early...
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:13:54 AM

Counting on a lot of $$$ from Uncle Sugar!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:12:53 AM

Hopefully the US will become energy independent. This would put a severe crimp in Saudi Arabia's future largesse.
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They best get ready of the new reality when our oil output is greater than theirs.
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Older still now
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:09:00 AM

just another welfare country like greece, spain and the usa
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Happy New Year!  
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:06:22 AM

old news
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With our money.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:02:56 AM

we're paying them
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I guess they are making some good money off of us.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 12:01:22 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:58:57 PM

and this interest us because ?
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The curse of "free" money strikes again. Whether gold (Spain's new world colonies), Oil, or even lottery winnings almost always results in poor incentives that ultimately bring poverty as soon as the flow a "free" money starts to decline.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:56:32 PM

So we're paying more at the pump so they can spend more on welfare, nice.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:55:37 PM

Even though the speculators are desperately trying to raise crude oil prices, The Saudis should not count on continued high prices!
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:51:55 PM

What will the people do when the budget shrinks again next year with the price of oil dropping? Don't get too used to the new things your short term increase in earnings has now bought.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:51:22 PM

The prince needs to buy off the Muslims that want to kill him.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:40:51 PM

who gives a rat's #@@
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:37:01 PM

Keep spending
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:34:31 PM

Must be nice to have the money to do it!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:28:54 PM

So nice that they have so much of our money to spend.
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We pay for it.
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They have more money than they know what to do with.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:23:49 PM

Bribing their own people.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:23:22 PM

So what?
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ok
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