ISSN: 1817-5880

Keywords : Stock market

The Role of Financial Sector Of Saudi Arabia In Achieving Economical Growth on Light of its Joining to World Trade Organization

Ban Ali Husein AL-meshhedani

Gulf Economist, Volume 33, Issue 31, Pages 33-51

The Saudi financial sector consists of a group of financial institutions, the Arabian monetary agency “SAMA”, commercial banks, stock market, and specialized lending institutions, we notice that the period (2006-2013) in the consolidated financial center of commercial banks characterized by high bank reserves to 181796 million riyals in 2013 compared to 2006, reaching 52061 million riyals, bank deposits increased to 1291847 billion riyals in 2013 compared to 2006, reaching 591 259 million riyals, the consolidated financial center of the specialized lending institutions for the same period mentioned marked by rising deposits to 82 454 million riyals in the in 2013 compared to 2006, reaching 30 464 million and rising investments to 126 534 million riyals in 2013 after it was about 65365 million riyals in 2006 At the level of the stock market performance , the listed companies increased from 86 in 2006 to 163 companies in the 2013 and increased market value of shares to 467 341 million dollars in 2013 compared to 2006, reaching 326869 million dollars due to the high price indices for the majority of companies listed on the stock market, the money supply for the same period as it has achieved a remarkable growth in N1, N2, N3 for the money supply in N3, which consists of currency outside bank and total deposits at banks achieved rise in 2013 by 1427174 billion riyals, compared to 2006 increased by 660 583 billion riyals, due to the improvement in the banking intermediation.