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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Islamic Republic of Afghanistan »

Source: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan : 2015 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Staff-Monitored Program-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Direct for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Volume/Issue: 2015/324

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513592817

Keywords: Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, Middle East, security, budget, monetary fund, revenue, exchange rate

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Afghanistan remains a poor fragile state that is far from self-reliance. Significant fiscal and banking vulnerabilities emerged in 2014. Domestic revenue collection...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Jordan

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Jordan »

Source: Jordan : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jordan

Volume/Issue: 2017/231

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484312056

Keywords: Jordan, Middle East

Jordan has made significant progress since the 2014 Article IV consultation, but challenges are still pressing. The economy has proven resilient in the face of severe external shocks. The exchange rate peg remains...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/15

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475566543

Keywords: Banking sector, Article IV consultations, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Fiscal reforms, Labor market reforms, Kuwait, Press releases

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic activity in the non-oil sector in Kuwait has continued to expand, albeit at a slower pace, reflecting the impact of lower oil prices. Nonhydrocarbon gr...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait

Volume/Issue: 2018/21

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484339572

Keywords: Kuwait, Middle East

Kuwait is facing 'lower-for-longer' oil prices from a position of strength, owing to large financial buffers, low debt, and a sound financial sector. Nonetheless, lower oil prices have weakened fiscal and external...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2017/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570618

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Balance of payments statistics, Current account deficits, Debt sustainability analysis, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy, Economic conditions, Economic growth, Economic indicators

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Lebanon's economic growth remains subdued. Following a sharp drop in 2011, growth edged upward briefly to 2-3 percent, but has now slowed again. The IMF staff estim...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Morocco

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Morocco »

Source: Morocco : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco

Volume/Issue: 2017/36

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475574579

Keywords: Middle East, Morocco

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Morocco's macroeconomic conditions have improved since 2012, but growth has remained sluggish. In 2016, growth slowed owing to a sharp contraction in agricultural o...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Morocco

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Morocco »

Source: Morocco : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco

Volume/Issue: 2018/75

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484346396

Keywords: Middle East, Morocco

Growth has recovered and should reach 4.4 percent in 2017, although non-agricultural activity remains subdued. Inflation is low and well-anchored. The fiscal deficit is expected to decline to 3.5 percent in 2017 an...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Pakistan

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Pakistan »

Source: Pakistan : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan

Volume/Issue: 2017/212

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484309759

Keywords: Middle East, Pakistan

Macroeconomic resilience was strengthened during the three-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF)-supported program completed in September 2016: growth increased, the fiscal deficit was reduced, and foreign currency res...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Qatar

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Qatar »

Source: Qatar : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Qatar

Volume/Issue: 2018/135

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484358399

Keywords: Qatar, Middle East

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Qatar's growth performance remains resilient. The direct economic and financial impact of the diplomatic rift between Qatar and some countries in the region has bee...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Qatar

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Qatar »

Source: Qatar : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Qatar

Volume/Issue: 2017/88

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475593518

Keywords: Middle East, Qatar

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights the adverse impact of lower hydrocarbon prices on the macroeconomic performance of Qatar. Growth has slowed despite still-resilient nonhydrocarbon activity. Real GDP gr...