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2. A Fiscal Framework to Support Growth and Manage Dependence on Natural Resource Revenues

2. A Fiscal Framework to Support Growth and Manage Dependence on Natural Resource Revenues »

Source: Saudi Arabia : Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Strong Growth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Ahmed Al-Darwish , Naif Alghaith , Alberto Behar , Tim Callen , Pragyan Deb , Amgad Hegazy , Padamja Khandelwal , Malika Pant , and Haonan Qu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498323079

Keywords: Export diversification, Commodity markets, Economic growth, Budgets, Fiscal rules, Fiscal policy, Macroprudential Policy, Nonoil sector, Monetary policy, Oil revenues

Saudi Arabia derives more than 90 percent of its fiscal revenue from oil. Key challenges for fiscal policymakers are to insulate the economy and the budget from large fluctuations in oil prices, ensure that...

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?*

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?* »

Source: Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?

Volume/Issue: 2015/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Adolfo Barajas , and Alexander Massara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498370813

Keywords: financial inclusion, Financial Possibility Frontier, bank, banking, banks, credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

The paper analyses existing country-level information on the relationship between the development of Islamic banking and financial inclusion. In Muslim countries-members of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation...

Saudi Arabia
			: Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Strong Growth

Saudi Arabia : Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Strong Growth »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Ahmed Al-Darwish , Naif Alghaith , Alberto Behar , Tim Callen , Pragyan Deb , Amgad Hegazy , Padamja Khandelwal , Malika Pant , and Haonan Qu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498323079.087

ISBN: 9781498323079

Keywords: Export diversification, Commodity markets, Economic growth, Budgets, Fiscal rules, Fiscal policy, Macroprudential Policy, Nonoil sector, Monetary policy, Oil revenues

Saudi Arabia: Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Strong Growth...

4. Economic Diversification in Saudi Arabia: The Past, the Present, and the Way Forward

4. Economic Diversification in Saudi Arabia: The Past, the Present, and the Way Forward »

Source: Saudi Arabia : Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Strong Growth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Ahmed Al-Darwish , Naif Alghaith , Alberto Behar , Tim Callen , Pragyan Deb , Amgad Hegazy , Padamja Khandelwal , Malika Pant , and Haonan Qu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498323079

Keywords: Export diversification, Commodity markets, Economic growth, Budgets, Fiscal rules, Fiscal policy, Macroprudential Policy, Nonoil sector, Monetary policy, Oil revenues

Saudi Arabia’s economy has evolved significantly over the past decade, but further diversification is important. As stated in the Ninth Development Plan of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: “With successive devel...

8. Financial Markets in the GCC Countries

8. Financial Markets in the GCC Countries »

Source: The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf

Series: Books

Author(s): Raphael Espinoza , Ghada Fayad , and Ananthakrishnan Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2013

ISBN: 9780199683796

Keywords: oil, monetary policy, fiscal policy, expenditure, oil prices

8.1 Introduction As the global economic crisis took hold, the GCC countries’ financial systems found themselves affected through contagion despite the relatively low direct exposure...

5. Fiscal Policy for Macroeconomic Stability

5. Fiscal Policy for Macroeconomic Stability »

Source: The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf

Series: Books

Author(s): Raphael Espinoza , Ghada Fayad , and Ananthakrishnan Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2013

ISBN: 9780199683796

Keywords: oil, monetary policy, fiscal policy, expenditure, oil prices

5.1 Introduction Macroeconomic stability is important for long-term growth and the literature has discussed several channels through which volatility can reduce growth....

4. Government Spending, Subsidies, and Economic Efficiency

4. Government Spending, Subsidies, and Economic Efficiency »

Source: The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf

Series: Books

Author(s): Raphael Espinoza , Ghada Fayad , and Ananthakrishnan Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2013

ISBN: 9780199683796

Keywords: oil, monetary policy, fiscal policy, expenditure, oil prices

4.1 Introduction The activities of the government have a heightened importance in the Gulf countries because oil revenues accrue to the government and the way they are spent or saved...

On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries

On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2002/12

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Esteban Jadresic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451969481.003

ISBN: 9781451969481

Keywords: Currencies, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Currency, GCC countries, common currency, exchange rate, international monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary policy,

This paper assesses the eventual replacement of the currencies of the GCC countries with a common currency. It concludes that a properly implemented currency union may contribute to enhance economic efficiency in t...

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Adolfo Barajas , and Alexander Massara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498370813.001

ISBN: 9781498370813

Keywords: financial inclusion, Financial Possibility Frontier, bank, banking, banks, credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

The paper analyses existing country-level information on the relationship between the development of Islamic banking and financial inclusion. In Muslim countries-members of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation...

Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC
			: Challenges and Options

Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC : Challenges and Options »

Volume/Issue: 2015/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ritu Basu , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , and Sergio Rodriguez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513588513.001

ISBN: 9781513588513

Keywords: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Liquidity management, Monetary operations, Monetary policy, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Islamic banking, GCC

The assessment provides evidence of market segmentation across Islamic and conventional banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), leading to excess liquidity, and an uneven playing field for Islamic banks that m...