IMF Raises Growth Forecast for Saudi Economy to 6% in 2025

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ2 Atrium on day 2 of the 2024 Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington, DC, USA, 16 April 2024. EPA/SHAWN THEW
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ2 Atrium on day 2 of the 2024 Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington, DC, USA, 16 April 2024. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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IMF Raises Growth Forecast for Saudi Economy to 6% in 2025

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ2 Atrium on day 2 of the 2024 Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington, DC, USA, 16 April 2024. EPA/SHAWN THEW
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ2 Atrium on day 2 of the 2024 Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington, DC, USA, 16 April 2024. EPA/SHAWN THEW

The International Monetary Fund has raised its expectations for Saudi Arabia’s economic growth in 2025 to 6 percent – up from 5.5 percent predicted in January.

The IMF also said the Kingdom’s output will grow by 2.6 percent in 2024, down 0.1 percent compared to the previous projection.

Earlier in April, the World Bank also raised the growth prospects of the Kingdom’s economy to 5.9 percent in 2025, up from an earlier projection of 4.2 percent.

The World Bank said Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private sector is expected to grow by 4.8% during the current year due to expansionary public finance policies.



Saudi Arabia to Sell 0.64% Aramco Stake

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
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Saudi Arabia to Sell 0.64% Aramco Stake

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters
Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares. Reuters

Saudi Arabia is selling a 0.64% stake in oil giant Aramco, a statement said on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia is offering 1.545 billion Aramco shares and the offering period will commence on June 2.

The price range is expected to be between SAR 26.70 and SAR 29.00 per share.