According to a press release dated 4 December 2016, “the name of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency has been changed to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, with effect from the date of this announcement. The acronym SAMA remains unchanged. All existing agreements, obligations and contracts under the previous name of
According to a press release dated 2 November 2016, Saudi Arabia has appointed Mohammed Al-Jadaan as the new finance minister, replacing Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Assaf, who served in that position from 30 October 1996. New signature varieties may be forthcoming. Courtesy of Ghassan Samman.
According to an ArabNews article dated 1 June 2016, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency plans to replace the 1-riyal note (B130) with a 2-riyal coin. Courtesy of Brian Lema.