Saudi Arabia:Financial System Stability Assessment

Publication Date:

October 5, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper assesses the stability of Saudi Arabia’s financial system as a whole. Banks—the core of the Saudi financial system—remain liquid and resilient. Stress tests show that most banks, including all systemically important banks, would be able to continue operating and meeting regulatory capital requirements in the event of additional severe economic shocks, characterized by oil prices falling substantially below current levels. Despite the recent liquidity challenges, all banks would also be able to cope with additional adverse liquidity shocks. The authorities’ ambitious agenda for improving macro- and microprudential financial sector oversight should be fully implemented and, in some cases, enhanced and further refined.

Series:

Country Report No. 2017/318

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 5, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484323458/1934-7685

Stock No:

1SAUEA2017003

Pages:

36

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