January 9, 2019 / 6:31 AM / 2 months ago

Saudi entertainment chief calls for bank meetings to fund new projects

RIYADH (Reuters) - Turki al-Sheikh, the head of Saudi Arabia’s entertainment authority, called for local and national banks to meet with him to fund new projects, he said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia has embarked on a series of state-backed efforts to encourage public leisure activities after decades of tight social restrictions.

Reporting by Stephen Kalin, writing by Davide Barbuscia

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