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Gulf Cooperation Council

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Source: Gulf Cooperation Council : Trade and Foreign Investment-Keys to Diversification and Growth in the GCC

Volume/Issue: 2018/058

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

ISBN: 9781498310307

Keywords: Economic integration, Investment policy, Economic growth, Global competitiveness, Comparative advantage, GCC country, non-oil, FDI, FDI inflow, GCC

"Diversification of the GCC economies, supported by greater openness to trade and higher foreign investment, can have a large impact on growth. Such measures can support higher, sustained, and more inclusive growth...

Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC)

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Source: Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) : How Developed and Inclusive are Financial Systems in the GCC?

Volume/Issue: 2018/057

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

ISBN: 9781498310284

Keywords: Economic integration, Financial sector development, External sector, Market economies, Economic growth, financial development, GCC country, SMEs, GCC, debt market

"Financial systems in the GCC have developed significantly over the last couple of decades, but there appears to be further room for progress. The development of bank and equity markets has been supported by a comb...

Integrated Ownership and Control in the GCC Corporate Sector

Integrated Ownership and Control in the GCC Corporate Sector »

Source: Integrated Ownership and Control in the GCC Corporate Sector

Volume/Issue: 2015/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andre Santos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513589459

Keywords: GCC countries, network analysis, integreated ownership, concentration, shareholders, shares, debt, stock, shareholder, Government Policy and Regulation,

The objective of the paper is to assess ownership and control links in the GCC corporate sector. The analysis focuses on the integrated ownership and network arising from ownership data available in Bloomberg and G...

Testing the Relationship Between Government Spending and Revenue

Testing the Relationship Between Government Spending and Revenue »

Source: Testing the Relationship Between Government Spending and Revenue : Evidence From GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Qing Wang , and Ugo Fasano-Filho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451874365

Keywords: GCC countries, expenditure, government expenditure, expenditures, government revenue, central government fiscal, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General,

The paper examines the direction of causality between total government expenditure and revenue in oil-dependent GCC countries by utilizing a cointegration and error-correction modeling framework, and by calculating...

On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries

On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries »

Source: On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/12

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Esteban Jadresic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451969481

Keywords: Currencies, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Currency, GCC countries, common currency, exchange rate, international monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary policy,

This paper assesses the eventual replacement of the currencies of the GCC countries with a common currency. It concludes that a properly implemented currency union may contribute to enhance economic efficiency in t...

Fiscal Expenditure Policy and Non-Oil Economic Growth

Fiscal Expenditure Policy and Non-Oil Economic Growth »

Source: Fiscal Expenditure Policy and Non-Oil Economic Growth : Evidence from GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Qing Wang , and Ugo Fasano-Filho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451859911

Keywords: non-oil real growth, GCC countries, expenditure, government expenditure, government spending, capital expenditure, expenditures, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General,

Through the use of a multivariate cointegration and error-correction model, this study investigates the short- and long-run relationship over the past two decades between fiscal expenditure policy and non?oil real...

Emerging Strains in GCC Labor Markets

Emerging Strains in GCC Labor Markets »

Source: Emerging Strains in GCC Labor Markets

Volume/Issue: 2004/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ugo Fasano-Filho , and Rishi Goyal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451849271

Keywords: GCC countries, labor market policies, matching function framework, unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, labor market, labor force, Wages, Compensation

Unemployment pressures among nationals are emerging in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). 2 At a time when a rapidly growing number of young nationals are entering the labor force and go...

Inflation Differentials in the GCC

Inflation Differentials in the GCC »

Source: Inflation Differentials in the GCC : Does the Oil Cycle Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2011/294

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Oral Williams , and Kamiar Mohaddes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463927288

Keywords: Inflation differentials, convergence, panel data, pairwise approach, monetary union, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries., inflation, inflation rates, monetary fund, price level

This paper uses a pairwise approach to investigate the main factors that have been driving inflation differentials in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region for the past two decades. The results suggest that inf...

Economic Diversification in the GCC

Economic Diversification in the GCC »

Source: Economic Diversification in the GCC : Past, Present, and Future

Volume/Issue: 2014/12

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Tim Callen , Reda Cherif , Fuad Hasanov , Amgad Hegazy , and Padamja Khandelwal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498303231

Keywords: Export diversification, Exports, Bahrain, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Oil revenues, Oman, Private sector, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: The economies of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are heavily reliant on oil. Greater economic diversification would reduce their exposure to volatility and uncertainty in the global oil m...

Some Principles for Development of Statistics for a Gulf Cooperation Council Currency Union

Some Principles for Development of Statistics for a Gulf Cooperation Council Currency Union »

Source: Some Principles for Development of Statistics for a Gulf Cooperation Council Currency Union

Volume/Issue: 2006/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Russell Krueger , and Ettore Kovarich

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864014

Keywords: Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, Currency Union, Monetary Union, EMU, monetary policy, statisticians, central bank, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating

Looking ahead to the creation of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Currency Union in 2010, the paper covers some implications for the statistical programs of the GCC countries. Despite uncertainty over the structure...