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Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC

Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC »

Source: Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC : Challenges and Options

Volume/Issue: 2015/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ritu Basu , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , and Sergio Rodriguez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513588513

Keywords: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Liquidity management, Monetary operations, Monetary policy, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Islamic banking, GCC

The assessment provides evidence of market segmentation across Islamic and conventional banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), leading to excess liquidity, and an uneven playing field for Islamic banks that m...

7. Nonperforming Loans and Financial Stability

7. Nonperforming Loans and Financial Stability »

Source: The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf

Series: Books

Author(s): Raphael Espinoza , Ghada Fayad , and Ananthakrishnan Prasad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 21 November 2013

ISBN: 9780199683796

Keywords: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, oil, monetary policy, fiscal policy, expenditure, oil prices

7.1 Introduction The global crisis exposed the vulnerabilities of the banks in the GCC countries to varying degrees. The favorable macroeconomic environment in the years preceding th...

The GCC Monetary Union - Choice of Exchange Rate Regime

The GCC Monetary Union - Choice of Exchange Rate Regime »

Source: The GCC Monetary Union - Choice of Exchange Rate Regime

Volume/Issue: 2008/051

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2008

ISBN: 9781498334280

Keywords: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Currency pegs, Exchange rate policy surveillance, Exchange rate regimes, Financial stability, Floating exchange rates, Monetary policy, Monetary unions, Oil exports, Economic integration

One of the critical decisions in the formation of a monetary union is the choice of an appropriate exchange rate regime for the single currency. The member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) agreed in...

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Labor Market Reforms to Boost Employment and Productivity in the GCC

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Labor Market Reforms to Boost Employment and Productivity in the GCC »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Labor Market Reforms to Boost Employment and Productivity in the GCC

Volume/Issue: 2013/088

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2013

ISBN: 9781498341158

Keywords: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Cross country analysis, Global competitiveness, Labor market reforms, Labor productivity, Private sector, Unemployment, Total factor productivity, Labor market policy, Fiscal sector

The GCC growth model has delivered substantial improvements in living standards over several decades. Access to foreign labor has supported rapid growth in the non-oil sector and price stability in the region. It h...

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/087

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2013

ISBN: 9781498341134

Keywords: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, Fiscal risk, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa, Oil prices, Spillovers

The global and regional economic environment remains challenging. Global growth remains tepid, and although some pick-up is expected, risks are tilted to the downside. Recent volatility in financial markets is havi...

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2012/093

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 October 2012

ISBN: 9781498339711

Keywords: Banks, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Europe, Fiscal policy, Fiscal risk, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa

The already sluggish global recovery has suffered new setbacks and uncertainty weighs heavily on prospects. The euro area crisis intensified in the first half of 2012 and growth has slowed across the globe, reflect...

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Oil Prices, Financial Stability, and the Use of Countercyclical Macroprudential Policies in the GCC

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Oil Prices, Financial Stability, and the Use of Countercyclical Macroprudential Policies in the GCC »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Oil Prices, Financial Stability, and the Use of Countercyclical Macroprudential Policies in the GCC

Volume/Issue: 2015/062

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498343909

Keywords: Banking sector, Business cycles, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Cross country analysis, External shocks, Financial stability, Liquidity, Macroprudential Policy, Oil prices, Financial crises

Economic and financial developments in the GCC economies are interwoven with oil price movements. GCC economies are highly dependent on oil and gas exports. Oil price upturns lead to higher oil revenues, stronger f...

Investment and Growth in the Arab World - A Scoping Note

Investment and Growth in the Arab World - A Scoping Note »

Source: Investment and Growth in the Arab World - A Scoping Note

Volume/Issue: 2016/010

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498345682

Keywords: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Economic growth, Employment, Fiscal reforms, Investment, Labor markets, Middle East and Central Asia, Private investment, Public investment, Consumption

Enhancing public and private investment, but also ensuring that this translates into higher growth and employment, have long been key policy challenges in Arab countries. Reflecting an improvement in policies and g...

Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC
			: Challenges and Options

Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC : Challenges and Options »

Volume/Issue: 2015/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ritu Basu , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , and Sergio Rodriguez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513588513.001

ISBN: 9781513588513

Keywords: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Liquidity management, Monetary operations, Monetary policy, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Islamic banking, GCC

The assessment provides evidence of market segmentation across Islamic and conventional banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), leading to excess liquidity, and an uneven playing field for Islamic banks that m...

The GCC Monetary Union - Choice of Exchange Rate Regime

The GCC Monetary Union - Choice of Exchange Rate Regime »

Volume/Issue: 2008/051

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498334280.007

ISBN: 9781498334280

Keywords: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Currency pegs, Exchange rate policy surveillance, Exchange rate regimes, Financial stability, Floating exchange rates, Monetary policy, Monetary unions, Oil exports, Economic integration

One of the critical decisions in the formation of a monetary union is the choice of an appropriate exchange rate regime for the single currency. The member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) agreed in...