Saudi exports could be at risk, finance minister says

Finance ministers from Arab world met at 'exceptional meeting' to discuss region's economic stability
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Saudi Arabia Finance Minister Ibrahim Alassaf (L) and his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (R) attend the opening of an Arab finance ministers 'exceptional meeting' in Abu Dhabi on September 7, 2011. Saudi Arabia's finance minister pointed to risks to its exports should the financial crisis in Europe lead to slower economic growth (AFP/Getty Images)
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Emirati Finance Minister Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Arab finance ministers shrugged off the threat to their economies from political upheaval and a global slowdown on Wednesday, saying ample cash reserves and mutual support would help them withstand new shocks (AFP/Getty Images)
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Libyan Finance Minister Nagib Mustafa al-Serraj attends the opening of an Arab finance ministers 'exceptional meeting' in Abu Dhabi on September 7, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Syrian Minister of Finance Mohammad Jleilati. The meeting of the 22 ministers follows the fall of Tripoli to forces opposing the rule of Muammar Gaddafi. Tunisia and Egypt's rulers were ousted earlier in the year and there is ongoing unrest in Yemen, Bahrain and Syria (AFP/Getty Images)
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Libyan Finance Minister Nagib Mustafa al-Serraj (L) and Kuwaiti Finance Minister Mustapha Al-Shamali (R) attend the opening of an Arab finance ministers 'exceptional meeting' in Abu Dhabi on September 7, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Syrian Minister of Finance Mohammad Jleilati (L), Omani Minister of Finance Darwish al-Balushi (C) and Iraqi Finance Minister Rafie al-Esawi (R) attend the opening of an Arab finance ministers 'exceptional meeting' in Abu Dhabi on September 7, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Finance Minister Hazem el-Beblawi told Reuters that Egypt was close to striking a deal with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the Arab Monetary Fund for several billion dollars in loans (AFP/Getty Images)