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DUBAI, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia's consumer price index increased by 1.1% in November from a year earlier and was 0.2% higher on the month, government data showed on Wednesday.

The rise was mainly the result of higher prices for transport, which increased by 5.7% on the back of higher gasoline prices, up by 47.9% year on year, the General Authority for Statistics said.

"Transport prices were the main driver of the inflation rate in November 2021 due to their high relative importance in the Saudi consumer basket", it said.

Saudi Arabia has said in its 2022 budget that the inflation rate this year is expected to rise to 3.3% on average, due to the fading of the base effect of a tripling of value added tax in July last the year.

It forecast inflation to rise to 1.3% on average next year.

(Reporting by Davide Barbuscia, Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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RIYADH, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will increasingly rely on its $450 billion PIF sovereign wealth fund to drive an ambitious spending push, keeping the government's books relatively clear while leaving room to increase debt if needed.

The world's top oil exporter said on Sunday it expects to post its first budget surplus in nearly a decade next year by keeping a tight rein on the public purse strings while revenues roll in, boosted by higher crude prices.

Among other measures, the budget foresees an 18.2% fall in capital expenditure compared to estimates for this year.

Announcing it, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said: "If reserves are at adequate levels . the surplus will go to National Development Fund to finance the private sector and to PIF for investments."

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) has become the centrepiece of Saudi economic diversification plans in recent years.

On Monday, the fund said it expected to invest up to 1 trillion riyals by 2025.

PIF has previously said it plans to invest 150 billion riyals a year by 2025, although it missed that target this year, investing only 84 billion riyals.

Should the full amount come through next year, it would bring total spending to 1.105 trillion riyals, a nearly 9% increase when compared to estimates for this year, said James Swanston, an economist at Capital Economics.

"On the face of it, the 2022 budget seems quite austere," Swanston said.

"However, what is more interesting is the kingdom's government seeming to increasingly lean upon government-related entities, most notably PIF, to support domestic investment as a substitute for government expenditure."

Jadaan said many large capital expenditure programmes have been completed and spending efficiency improved.

Other resources to back capital projects will come from planned privatisations and through the participation of PIF or the National Development Fund, a state entity tasked with facilitating private investments.

Created in 2017 by amalgamating several smaller economic development funds, NDF had over $80 billion in assets as of October, according to Global SWF, a sovereign wealth fund data specialist.

"In total, actually the numbers are higher than what we used to spend, but the scope is a lot bigger," Jadaan said.

Saudi Arabia plans to keep its government debt stock unchanged next year, with new issues used mostly to refinance maturing debt rather than to support the budget.

New borrowing could be raised to support government reserves, the budget said, or to finance "capital projects that can be accelerated through debt issuances".

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said this year that state companies will be required to cut the dividends they pay the government to boost capital spending and support a multi-trillion dollar spending push to diversify the economy.

But analysts have said local investment targets – which include mega projects like the $500 billion futuristic city NEOM – could be tough to meet.

"We do not foresee any new net (debt) issuances by the government in the foreseeable future and expect more to be done at the level of state-owned entities/companies as they push ahead with their investment plans," said Mohamed Abu Basha, head of macroeconomic analysis at EFG Hermes.

The government is seeking to create a consolidated balance sheet of its assets and liabilities which will include items currently kept off the books, including the investments and debts of the powerful sovereign wealth fund.

"I would expect within the next three to five years, we will receive the first consolidated balance sheet that will have the whole sovereign assets and liabilities," Jadaan told Reuters.

(Additional reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi, Writing by Davide Barbuscia, Editing by Catherine Evans)

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There is now just one race left with both men equal in the table.

Verstappen was clearly unhappy as he joined Hamilton on the podium after the race had ended.

As per usual, the top three racers – including Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas – took their place on stage before being handed champagne bottles to spray each other.

But Verstappen stormed off the podium after receiving his, all the while refusing to make eye contact with Hamilton.

And the Dutch driver claimed afterwards there were a number of events in the race he ‘didn’t agree with’.

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Verstappen told Sky Sports: “It was quite eventful. A lot of things happened which I don’t fully agree with but it is what it is.

“I tried on the track to give it all but the tyres weren’t lasting until the end.

“I think it was good for the end of the stint but I was lacking a bit of rubber at the end. But nevertheless [I was] still second.

“[For the collision] I slowed down, I wanted to let him [Hamilton] by, I was on the right but he didn't want to overtake and we touched.

“I don't really understand what happened there. It will be decided [at Abu Dhabi] hopefully we have a good weekend.

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“[On being voted Driver of the Day] Luckily the fans have a clear mind about racing.

"I'm just trying to race. This sport is more about penalties than racing. I'm pleased the fans enjoyed it and I gave it my all today."

Hamilton was equally bemused by the collision, adding: "I don't understand why he hit the brakes quite heavily so I ran into the back of him.

"It was a bit confusing."

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MAX VERSTAPPEN has been hit with a 10-second penalty after causing a crash with Lewis Hamilton at the Saudi Arabian GP.

The Red Bull ace was handed the time punishment by race stewards on Sunday night after colliding with his Mercedes rival on lap 37.

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However, Verstappen keeps his second-place finish after coming in 16 seconds faster than third-place Valtteri Bottas.

And it means he remains level with Hamiltonon points going into next weekend's final race with the title at stake.

Verstappen, who had already been given a five-second penalty for leaving the track earlier in the race, had been informed he needed to give the lead back to Hamilton following a decision from the stewards.

But, after touching moments earlier when Hamilton attempted to pass Verstappen, the Dutchman then slowed down to let Hamilton past – but the Brit appeared confused.

Then when Hamilton drove up behind Verstappen, he hit the back of the Red Bull – an incident the seven-time champion believes was caused by Verstappen brake-testing him.

Speaking during the race, Hamilton said: "This guy is f***ing crazy, man. It was just dangerous driving dude."

Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal is setting standards when it comes to jamming and grooving to a Punjabi song. We have seen Kaushal sharing reel videos where he is seen jamming on Punjabi songs before.

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Similarly, this time, Mr. Kaushal exhibited his high spirits as he shared a video where he is jamming on Diljit Dosanjh’s song ‘Champagne’. Dressed in a white shirt and an ochre-colored cap, the star is enjoying his ride in a car. He starts recording a selfie video of himself vibing and lip-syncing the lyrics of the song ‘Champagne’ by singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh. As the song goes on to play in the backdrop, Vicky looks into the camera and slides down his sunshades. While sharing his cool jamming clip on Instagram, the actor wrote, “Mood” followed by “DD,” initials of Diljit.

Before this, Vicky got viral on social media for lip-syncing on an English song – Purple Hat. Vicky captioned the video as, “Felt cute, will 100% delete it later. Bahut zor se acting aa rhi thi.” He also wrote that he was jamming in the vanity van looking all dope in white-pink hoodie.

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Max Verstappen was in no mood to celebrate his second-placed finish at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, angrily storming off the podium after a controversial race which saw him collide with title rival Lewis Hamilton.

It was the Mercedes star who won the inaugural race in Jeddah, but not without being involved in several more flashpoints with the man who is trying his best to prevent him from defending his title.

Tempers were rising early in in the Grand Prix, with Mercedes unhappy with an early red flag which benefitted Verstappen, as he was able to change his tyres without losing any time while the Silver Arrows had already pitted both Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

The resulting restart saw Verstappen overtake illegally and was forced to cede position back after another red flag, before the Dutchman overtook again – this time within the rules – as the race got under way for the third time.

But the biggest moment came with 12 laps to go, as Verstappen was again told to let his rival past – but instead of a routine change-over, what we got was another collision between the racers.

Verstappen slowed down, but Hamilton also eased off and, when he did try to dart down the left, his front wing made contact with the back of the Red Bull with both drivers sounding perplexed about what had happened over team radio.

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With so many players currently in the league’s Health and Safety Protocols, there’s space on a number of team’s rosters for some guys we’d like to see make a return to the NBA.

Some make total sense, others are just some guys we think would make the league that much more fun through a turbulent season.

Ray Allen

Straight off the bat, why wouldn’t anyone want to see ‘Sugar’ Ray back in the league for any other reason than it’s Ray Allen? Factor in Steph Curry recently passing him for the all-time three-pointers made record and this narrative suddenly gets a little juicier.

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Bring him back home to the Bucks and let Giannis and Jrue and Khris get him the open looks. Just to make it even more interesting, imagine him playing alongside Curry on the Warriors?

Curry is currently at 2,986 career threes made, only 13 ahead of Allen so wouldn’t it be fun to watch these two battle it out in real-time for 3-point record?

Sure, Steph still wins out in the long run, but seeing Jesus Shuttlesworth’s perfect shooting form in the modern NBA with a license to shoot one more time would be so sweet.

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The two-time NBA champion is pursuing a degree in liberal studies at North Carolina A&T State University and playing golf for the school team.

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Smith spent 16 seasons in the NBA playing for five franchises and won titles with LeBron James in 2016 as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers and in 2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s 36 now but still appears to be in great shape. It seems like he’s comfortable in the next chapter of his life as a student, and overall inspiration, but you’re telling us it wouldn’t be fun to see the Swish Gawd back in the league gunning just one more time?

Dante Exum

The fact that Exum is not already on an NBA roster is questionable.

The Australian entered the NBA with high hopes after being drafted No.5 overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2014 NBA draft but has been plagued by injury throughout his career. Exum had spent the first five-and-a-half seasons of his NBA career with the Utah Jazz, before spending some time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and then being included in the blockbuster four-team trade that saw the Brooklyn Nets land James Harden, arriving in Houston.

Exum impressed during the Olympics helping secure Australia’s first men’s international medal with his tenacious defense and 3-point shooting. He finished the bronze medal game with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting and two assists.

The Houston Rockets were impressed enough to sign him to an incentive-laden deal, but he was waived prior to the season. He’s currently playing for Barcelona in the Spanish League, and on December 23rd, he had his best game for the club, scoring 13 points (3-of-6 field goals) grabbing two rebounds and two assists in an overtime win against Unics.

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There was a time when Nick Young was one of the most dependable three-point shooters in the NBA. He’s played in the league for 12 seasons for six franchises, and also has NBA championship experience.

Most recently he played for the Enemies in Ice Cube’s Big 3 league. Even though he’s been out of the NBA for three seasons now he is definitely not washed, and he can still hoop.

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Jeremy Lin

Lin tried to make an NBA comeback and latched onto the Santa Cruz minor league affiliate team of the Warriors in the NBA’s G League last year. Lin played well, averaging 19.8 points per game and 6.4 assists with Santa Cruz in nine games, but the NBA call-up never came.

“For months, I saw others get contracts, chances, opportunities,” Lin wrote on Instagram on May 18. “I told myself I just need ONE ten-day contract, one chance to get back on the floor and I would blow it out the water. After all that’s how my entire career started – off one chance to prove myself. For reasons I’ll never fully know, that chance never materialized. But I proved I’m better than ever and an NBA player.”

Lin is now with the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese CBA, but given the Knicks’ current battles with injury and Covid protocols, wouldn’t a finale in New York be the ultimate bookend to Lin’s NBA career?

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Matthew Dellavedova

Dellavedova’s time in the NBA was polarizing. He was provocative, he got the people going.

While a member of the Cavaliers, he was loved by everyone in Cleveland. Opposing fans, not so much. Every loose ball, ‘Delly’ was diving for it. Need some gritty defense? Delly’s got you. He had his breakout playing alongside LeBron James in the 2015 Finals.

“He’s made of steel, or something,” James said. “If there’s a ball on the ground, he’s going to be the first guy to the ground. He showed up multiple times tonight. He’s huge. He’s huge for our team. He gives us that grit, that grit that we need. He gives us everything until the tank is empty, and he has a small little reserve tank that he continues to work through. He’s huge for us.”

A variety of ailments, including a concussion, whiplash, an emergency appendectomy, and a neck strain, derailed his second stint with the Cavaliers, but he’s currently playing with Melbourne United in Australia’s National Basketball League. With teams looking to bolster their playoff rosters deeper into the NBA season, Delly could be back playing sooner than we think.