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Saudi Arabia’s PoS transactions edged up 2% in November
The total number of transactions remained virtually unchanged at 495.1mln
The value of transactions made through terminals at points of sale rose 2 percent to SR41.3 billion ($11.0 billion) in November, according to the Saudi Central Bank.
The total number of transactions remained virtually unchanged at 495.1 million.
The value of transactions made with the use of cards little changed when compared with the previous month, at SR25.8 billion.
Those made using mobile phones grew by 7 percent to SR12.3 billion.
As for the number of transactions, those made with the use of cards fell 3 percent over the month to about 285 million, while mobile phone transactions grew by 6 percent to 189 million.
Year-on-year changes saw card transactions grow by 20 percent while mobile phone transactions surged 77 percent.
Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Dakar Rally, Saudi Yazeed Al Rajhi takes third
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World Bank raises Saudi Arabia’s 2022 growth forecast to 4.9%
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Iran says 25-year China agreement enters implementation stage
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UAE regulator investigating aborted Emirates take-off at Dubai airport
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Iran looking for ‘safe channel’ to pay UN dues to regain vote
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Hezbollah, Amal to end boycott of Lebanon cabinet sessions
The groups say the decision was driven by a desire to have the 2022 budget approved and discuss an economic recovery plan.
Turkish house sales doubled in December as inflation surged
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