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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...

The GCC Banking Sector

The GCC Banking Sector »

Source: The GCC Banking Sector : Topography and Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2010/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): May Khamis , Abdullah Al-Hassan , and Nada Oulidi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982619

Keywords: Gulf Cooperation Council, credit growth, financial statements, banking, national bank, banking system, central bank

In this paper, we analyze the evolution of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) banking sectors in the six member countries including ownership, concentration, cross-border linkages, balance sheet exposures and risks...

GCC Monetary Union and the Degree of Macroeconomic Policy Coordination

GCC Monetary Union and the Degree of Macroeconomic Policy Coordination »

Source: GCC Monetary Union and the Degree of Macroeconomic Policy Coordination

Volume/Issue: 2007/249

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bassem Kamar , and Samy Ben Naceur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2007

ISBN: 9781451868128

Keywords: Models with panel data, central banks and their policies, analysis of fiscal and monetary policy, economic integration, policy coordination and transmission, exchange rate, real exchange rate, correlation, exchange rates, cointegration,

Coordinating macroeconomic policies is a pre-requisite to a successful launch of the common currency in the GCC countries. Relying on the Behavioral Equilibrium Exchange Rate approach as a theoretical framework, we...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Kuwait : From Reconstruction to Accumulation for Future Generations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): John Wilson , Susan Fennell , Nigel Chalk , Mohamed El-Erian , and Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756237

Keywords: central bank, expenditure, debt, capital expenditure, interest

Kuwait has made an impressive recovery from the damage and disruptions caused by the August 1990 invasion by Iraq. Oil production and capacity have been fully restored to preinvasion levels, as has infrastru...

II Accumulation for Future Generations: Kuwait’s Economic Challenges

II Accumulation for Future Generations: Kuwait’s Economic Challenges »

Source: Kuwait : From Reconstruction to Accumulation for Future Generations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): John Wilson , Susan Fennell , Nigel Chalk , Mohamed El-Erian , and Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756237

Keywords: central bank, expenditure, debt, capital expenditure, interest

Kuwait is a rich country. It has large oil reserves and, owing to its prudent financial policies of the 1970s and 1980s, possesses considerable foreign assets. The economy has a tradition of low inflation, a...

III Budget Structure and Implications for Fiscal Policy

III Budget Structure and Implications for Fiscal Policy »

Source: Kuwait : From Reconstruction to Accumulation for Future Generations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): John Wilson , Susan Fennell , Nigel Chalk , Mohamed El-Erian , and Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756237

Keywords: central bank, expenditure, debt, capital expenditure, interest

In the years since the Iraqi occupation, Kuwait has recorded budget deficits as well as lower investment income. The budget deficits reflected the high spending associated with liberation, reconstruction, an...

IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait

IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2004/186

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451822304

Keywords: budget, central bank, article, debt, public sector

The staff report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation on Kuwait highlights the economic developments and policies. The macroeconomic position over the medium term under current oil price expectations and the mainte...

IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Kuwait

IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2001/103

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2001

ISBN: 9781451822274

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

Improved terms of trade and sound macroeconomic policies have helped strengthen Kuwait's financial situation. The government should move forcefully to implement its structural reform program. Monetary policy is rig...

IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait

IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2003/13

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451822281

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

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that in 2001, overall real growth for Kuwait fell slightly as oil output dropped following OPEC-mandated production cuts. The real non-oil GDP growth decelerated to 0.5...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : Staff Report for 2005 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2005/231

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451822328

Keywords: debt, public sector, article, budget, central bank

Kuwait's 2005 Article IV Consultation reports that the economic and financial positions are projected to remain strong mainly on the expectation that world oil prices will decline only gradually. Reflecting sharply...