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Saudi Stocks Drop Most in World After Kingdom Cuts Pay, Bonuses

  • Hotel index slumped 9.6 percent, the most since November 2008
  • Saudi government scraps bonuses and cuts ministers’ salaries
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Saudi Arabian stocks fell more than any other market in the world as the kingdom announced measures to cut the budget deficit that are likely to damp consumer spending.

Not a single stock rose on the Tadawul All Share Index, which retreated 3.8 percent on Tuesday, the most since January. The hotel and media indexes were the biggest decliners on a percentage basis, while Al Rajhi Bank was the largest contributor to the main gauge’s loss.