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A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2018/6

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Edward Gemayel , Lorraine Ocampos , Matteo Ghilardi , and James Aylward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484337165.087

ISBN: 9781484337165

Keywords: Growth acceleration, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, Republic of, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan

Since 2014, large and persistent external shocks have hit the CCA region, particularly a slump in global commodity prices and slower growth in its key economic partners. Fiscal accommodation, along with currency ad...

Economic Impact of Selected Conflicts in the Middle East

Economic Impact of Selected Conflicts in the Middle East »

Source: Economic Impact of Selected Conflicts in the Middle East : What Can We Learn from the Past?

Volume/Issue: 2014/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Randa Sab

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498310895

Keywords: Conflict, post-conflict economic recovery, current account, refugees, post-conflict, civil war, central bank, Asia including Middle East,

Using narrative-based country-case studies, war episodes in the Middle East were examined to assess their economic impact on conflict and neighboring economies. The paper found that conflicts led to a contraction i...

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities - IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities - IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities »

Source: Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities - IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities

Volume/Issue: 2010/091

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2010

ISBN: 9781498336628

Keywords: Administered accounts, Executive Board decisions, External financing, Financial instruments, Lapse of time approval, Middle East, Regional Technical Assistance Centers, Technical assistance programs, Globalization, Investment

In March 2009, the Fund established a new Framework Administered Account to administer external financial resources for selected Fund activities (the 'SFA Instrument'). The financing of activities under the terms o...

A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia »

Source: A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2018/6

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Edward Gemayel , Lorraine Ocampos , Matteo Ghilardi , and James Aylward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484337165

Keywords: Growth acceleration, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, Republic of, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan

Since 2014, large and persistent external shocks have hit the CCA region, particularly a slump in global commodity prices and slower growth in its key economic partners. Fiscal accommodation, along with currency ad...

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...

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities - IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities - IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities »

Volume/Issue: 2010/091

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498336628.007

ISBN: 9781498336628

Keywords: Administered accounts, Executive Board decisions, External financing, Financial instruments, Lapse of time approval, Middle East, Regional Technical Assistance Centers, Technical assistance programs, Globalization, Investment

In March 2009, the Fund established a new Framework Administered Account to administer external financial resources for selected Fund activities (the 'SFA Instrument'). The financing of activities under the terms o...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475566543.002

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...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339572.002

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...

Kuwait
			: Selected Issues

Kuwait : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/16

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475566598.002

ISBN: 9781475566598

Keywords: Oil prices, Kuwait, Islamic banking, Liquidity management, Middle East, Economic growth, Deficit financing, Credit expansion, Banking sector, Borrowing

This Selected Issues paper analyzes budget financing options and their potential macro-financial implications for Kuwait. With large financial buffers and low debt, Kuwait has substantial room to finance the emergi...