RIYADH Oct 2 Saudi Arabia's central bank said
on Sunday it had given commercial banks instructions to
reschedule consumer loans of customers hit by recently announced
The government said last week that it would cut ministers'
salaries by 20 percent and scale back financial allowances for
public sector workers.
The steps announced on Sept. 26 are some of the most drastic
yet by the energy-rich kingdom to save money at a time of low
(Reporting by Marwa Rashad; Writing by Maha El Dhana; Editing
by Andrew Torchia)