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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 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...

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 (GCC)-Energy Price Reforms in the GCC-What Can Be Learned From International Experiences?

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Energy Price Reforms in the GCC-What Can Be Learned From International Experiences? »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Energy Price Reforms in the GCC-What Can Be Learned From International Experiences?

Volume/Issue: 2015/064

Series: Policy Papers

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498343916

Keywords: Oil product prices, Demand elasticity, Energy prices, Oil prices, Pricing policy, energy price, GCC country, energy product, electricity tariff, GCC

Energy prices in the GCC countries are low by international standards. These low prices have co-existed with rapid economic development in the region over the past 50 years, but the costs of this policy have also r...

Gulf Cooperation Council

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Source: Gulf Cooperation Council : How Can Growth-Friendlier Expenditure-Based Fiscal Adjustment be Achieved in the GCC?

Volume/Issue: 2017/065

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2017

ISBN: 9781498346214

Keywords: Economic policy, Economic conditions, Economic theory, Economic reforms, Public financial management, GCC country, non-oil, GCC, capital spend, intergenerational equity

growth in expenditure, GCC governments have started to implement significant fiscal consolidation measures, but more needs to be done. Rapid population growth and booming oil revenues led to large increases in gove...

Gulf Cooperation Council

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Source: Gulf Cooperation Council : Strengthening Liquidity Management Frameworks in Support of Stability and Growth in the GCC

Volume/Issue: 2017/064

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2017

ISBN: 9781498346207

Keywords: Central banks, Central bank operations, Financial crises, Central bank capital, Financial markets, interbank, GCC country, GCC, excess reserve, reserve requirement

Effective liquidity management is important to promote macro-financial stability in the GCC countries. Fixed exchange rate regimes provide credible nominal anchors in the GCC countries, but combined with open capit...

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...

Gulf Cooperation Council

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Source: Gulf Cooperation Council : The Economic Outlook and Policy Challenges in the GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2017/066

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2017

ISBN: 9781498346191

Keywords: Economic policy, Real sector, Economic cooperation, Economic conditions, Financial soundness indicators, GCC country, non-oil, GCC, oil price, low oil price

Global economic activity is gaining momentum. Global growth is forecast at 3.6 percent this year, and 3.7 percent in 2018, compared to 3.2 percent in 2016. Risks around this forecast are broadly balanced in the nea...