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Source: Saudi Arabia: : Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Strong Growth

Volume: 15

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Ahmed Al-Darwish , Naif Alghaith , Alberto Behar , Tim Callen , Pragyan Deb , Amgad Hegazy , Padamja Khandelwal , Malika Pant , and Haonan Qu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2015

Language: Arabic

ISBN: 9781498382045

Keywords: Saudi Arabia; GCC; Growth; petroleum

Saudi Arabia: Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Strong Growth...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2016, Middle East and Central Asia

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2016, Middle East and Central Asia »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513534497.086

ISBN: 9781513534497

Keywords: Oil prices, Fiscal policy, Economic growth, Central banks, Inflation, cheaper oil, global spillovers, China’s rebalancing, fiscal deficits, CCA

This issue focuses on the ongoing adjustment to cheaper oil and subdued economic activity for oil-producing countries, as well as the weak and fragile recovery in the Caucasus and Central Asia region. It also discu...

IPO Behavior in GCC Countries

IPO Behavior in GCC Countries »

Source: IPO Behavior in GCC Countries : Goody-Two Shoes or Bad-to-the-Bone?

Volume/Issue: 2007/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867138

Keywords: statistics, equity markets, statistic, equation, Ipo, Underpricing, Stock Performance, Gcc,

This paper documents the phenomenon of underpricing initial public offerings (IPOs) for 47 firms that went public between 2001 and 2006 in the equity markets of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The...

Gulf Cooperation Council

Gulf Cooperation Council »

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)

Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) »

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...

Fiscal Adjustment in the Gulf Countries: Less Costly than Previously Thought

Fiscal Adjustment in the Gulf Countries: Less Costly than Previously Thought »

Source: Fiscal Adjustment in the Gulf Countries: Less Costly than Previously Thought

Volume/Issue: 2018/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Armand Fouejieu , Sergio Rodriguez , and Sohaib Shahid

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484361573

Keywords: Economic growth, Government expenditures, Fiscal policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stimulus and multipliers, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Fiscal Multiplier, GCC, General, Asia including Middle East

This paper estimates fiscal multipliers for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Using OLS panel fixed effects on a sample of six countries from 1990-2016, results indicate that GCC fiscal multipliers have...

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...

Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows

Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows »

Source: Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows

Volume/Issue: 2008/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nadeem Ilahi , and Riham Shendy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870251

Keywords: Business cycle, growth linkages, North, South, GCC, regional linkage, decoupling, divergence, convergence, remittance

This paper tests the association between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries' financial and remittance outflows and regional growth in the Middle East. The findings, based on 35-year panel data, indicate t...

A Coincident Indicator of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Business Cycle

A Coincident Indicator of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Business Cycle »

Source: A Coincident Indicator of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Business Cycle

Volume/Issue: 2009/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdullah Al-Hassan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872200

Keywords: GCC monetary union, factor models, GDFM, business cycle indicators, business cycle, time series, gdp growth, covariance, And Business Cycle Indicators,

This paper constructs a coincident indicator for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) area business cycle. The resulting coincident indicator provides a reliable measure of the GCC business cycle; over the last decad...

Global and Regional Spillovers to GCC Equity Markets

Global and Regional Spillovers to GCC Equity Markets »

Source: Global and Regional Spillovers to GCC Equity Markets

Volume/Issue: 2011/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tahsin Saadi Sedik , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455265435

Keywords: GCC, contagion, equity markets, stock market, market capitalization, foreign participation, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper analyzes the impact of global and regional spillovers to GCC equity markets. GCC equity markets were impacted by spillovers from U.S. equity markets despite varying degrees of foreign participation. Spil...