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Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance—Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance—Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2009/131

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451822755

Keywords: debt, interest, public debt, budget, interest rate

The Lebanese financial system has so far weathered the global financial crisis. The 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that deposit inflows decelerated briefly in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bankruptc...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2007 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2007 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2007/382

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451943276

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, interest rate, public sector

This 2007 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic developments in Lebanon in 2006 were significantly affected by the July-August conflict with Israel. Real GDP is estimated to have been flat, with strong g...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation-Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation-Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

ISBN: 9781484368282

Keywords: current account, public debt, external debt, debt sustainability, external financing

KEY ISSUES Context: The economy is being severely tested by the Syria crisis. The refugee influx has reached one quarter of the population, fueling already high unemployment and poverty. The political impasse...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2010 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2010 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement: Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2010/306

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455208586

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rates, interest rate, government debt

In this study, Lebanon's economy performed well during the global financial crisis. The banking sector has been resilient in the face of the global crisis, thanks to relatively conservative funding and asset struct...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

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...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2015/190

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513567563

Keywords: debt, public debt, oil prices, monetary fund, inflation

The Syrian crisis and the associated inflow of refugees continue to dominate Lebanon's short-term outlook, compounding long-standing policy weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Political paralysis has set in, with virtu...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation–Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation–Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : 2011 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2012/39

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463939762

Keywords: current account, banking, external debt, currency debt, government debt

Lebanon is facing a difficult global, regional, and domestic environment simultaneously for the first time in more than a decade. Domestic policies should aim at instilling confidence and tackling key policy challe...

Lebanon: Use of Fund Resources—Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance

Lebanon: Use of Fund Resources—Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance »

Source: Lebanon : Use of Fund Resources: Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2007/177

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451822717

Keywords: debt, interest, central bank, deficit, budget

This report reviews the Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance (EPCA) given to Lebanon after the conflict with Israel in 2006. The five-week conflict with Israel in 2006 and the month-long blockade that followed inflic...

Lebanon: Use of Fund Resources—Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance—Informational Annex

Lebanon: Use of Fund Resources—Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance—Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : Use of Fund Resources: Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2008/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 2008

ISBN: 9781451822748

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, government debt, interest rate

The Lebanese authorities have requested follow-up Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance with an access of 12.5 percent of quota to support their economic program. The 2006 war with Israel led to a political stalemate...

Lebanon-Weathering the Perfect Storms*

Lebanon-Weathering the Perfect Storms* »

Source: Lebanon-Weathering the Perfect Storms

Volume/Issue: 2008/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Axel Schimmelpfennig , and E. Gardner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451868791

Keywords: debt crisis, investors, government debt, central bank, external debt,

This paper reviews Lebanon's ability to manage financial pressures following severe shocks despite its large public debt overhang and significant external vulnerabilities. Based on interviews with market participan...