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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475570618.002

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...

Pakistan
			: Eleventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria and Extension of the Extended Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan

Pakistan : Eleventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria and Extension of the Extended Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan »

Volume/Issue: 2016/207

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498340953.002

ISBN: 9781498340953

Keywords: Extended arrangement reviews, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Tax administration, Fiscal reforms, Tax reforms, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Economic indicators, Balance of payments statistics

This paper assesses El Salvador's capacity and options for upgrading its fiscal framework and attempts to take a fresh look at the 'growth puzzle' from a comparative perspective. The Hausmann's growth diagnostics a...

Pakistan
			: Twelfth and Final Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan

Pakistan : Twelfth and Final Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan »

Volume/Issue: 2016/325

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475544183.002

ISBN: 9781475544183

Keywords: Extended arrangement reviews, Fiscal policy, Economic conditions, Fiscal consolidation, Revenue mobilization, Fiscal reforms, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Economic indicators, Balance of payments statistics

This paper discusses Pakistan's Twelfth and Final Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria (PCs), and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring. The authorities...

Saudi Arabia
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex

Saudi Arabia : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex »

Volume/Issue: 2016/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475539523.002

ISBN: 9781475539523

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Oil prices, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Privatization, Corporate sector, Fiscal reforms, Labor market reforms, Banking sector

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that real GDP growth in Saudi Arabia is expected to slow to 1.2 percent in 2016, but recover to 2 percent in 2017 as the pace of fiscal consolidation eases. Inflation ha...

United Arab Emirates
			: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

United Arab Emirates : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2012/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475503692.002

ISBN: 9781475503692

Keywords: central bank, current account, fiscal accounts, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation

This 2012 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic recovery in the United Arab Emirates is continuing despite the uncertain global economic environment. The banking sector has remained well capitalized...

United Arab Emirates
			: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

United Arab Emirates : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2012/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2012

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504361.002

ISBN: 9781475504361

Keywords: central bank, current account, fiscal accounts, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, government debt, fiscal sustainability, public debt, debt restructuring, balance of payments

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources

Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources »

Volume/Issue: 1998/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nigel Chalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844351.001

ISBN: 9781451844351

Keywords: Fiscal sustainability, non-renewable resource, oil producers, terms of trade, fiscal position, oil prices, fiscal policies

This paper assesses sustainable fiscal behavior in an economy where wealth is derived predominantly from a non-renewable resource. It explores the issue in a simple dynamic framework that highlights the structural...

Middle East and Central Asia
			: A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

Middle East and Central Asia : A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts »

Volume/Issue: 2016/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lisa Kolovich , and Sakina Shibuya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475519983.001

ISBN: 9781475519983

Keywords: Gender budgeting; fiscal policy and administration; gender inequality; Middle East and Central Asia

Gender budgeting uses fiscal policies to promote gender equality and women's advancement, but is struggling to take hold in the Middle East and Central Asia. We provide an overview of two gender budgeting efforts i...

Oil Exporters' Dilemma
			: How Much to Save and How Much to Invest

Oil Exporters' Dilemma : How Much to Save and How Much to Invest »

Volume/Issue: 2012/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reda Cherif , and Fuad Hasanov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502459.001

ISBN: 9781475502459

Keywords: volatility, precautionary, saving, buffer-stock, investment, oil exporters, fiscal policy, exporters, exporting countries, domestic investment

Policymakers in oil-exporting countries confront the question of how to allocate oil revenues among consumption, saving, and investment in the face of high income volatility. We study this allocation problem in a p...

Jahresbericht 1996

Jahresbericht 1996 »

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 1996

Language: German

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755971.011

ISBN: 9781557755971

Keywords: inflation, current account, central bank, monetary policy, balance of payments, current account balance, current account deficit, external debt, repurchases, general resources account

The Annual Report to the Board of Governors reviews the IMF's activities, policies, and organization, as well as the world economy, with emphasis on balance of payments problems, international and emerging capital...