Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA)

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) which was founded in 1952 (1372 AH), is the Kingdom's central bank. The Agency's charter requires it to act as the central government bank, to issue currency (paper and coin), to support the value of the Saudi Riyal at home and abroad, and to supervise and encourage the development of the Kingdom's banking system in both the public and the commercial sectors.

SAMA is also the Kingdom's investment authority. In this role, it is responsible for managing the country's foreign assets, inside and outside of the Kingdom.

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Profile of Saudi Arabia

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