Monday, March 06, 2006

IRIB: "Saudi investors end up in hospital"

Here is something from Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting that isn't about Iran:
Many Saudi investors have ended up in hospitals with high blood pressure and acute stress due to the losses in last week's stock market plunge in Saudi Arabia.

The Dubai-based Gulf News newspaper quoted a Saudi doctor saying "many people were thoroughly disappointed at the thought of losing their whole investments."

The paper said there was a substantial increase in the number of cases reported at the emergency sections of hospitals as well as in psychiatric clinics in various parts of Saudi Arabia over the past few days.

Mohammed al Humid, consultant psychiatrist at a Jeddah clinic, told Gulf News the majority of cases he attended during the last week were that of shocked stock investors.

Most were hysterical and complained of acute physical pain and distress, he said.

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