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IMF Executive Board Completes Eleventh Review Under the Extended Fund Facility for Pakistan

IMF Executive Board Completes Eleventh Review Under the Extended Fund Facility for Pakistan »

Source: 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

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...

IMF Executive Board Completes the Twelfth and Final Review Under the Extended Fund Facility for Pakistan

IMF Executive Board Completes the Twelfth and Final Review Under the Extended Fund Facility for Pakistan »

Source: 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

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...

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 2016 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia »

Source: 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

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...

Islamic Republic of Iran
			: Selected Issues

Islamic Republic of Iran : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/63

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475583083.002

ISBN: 9781475583083

Keywords: Selected Issues Papers, Banking, Banks, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Middle East, Monetary policy, Sanctions, Tax incentives, Tax system reviews

This Selected Issues paper analyzes impediments to correspondent banking with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Even though international nuclear sanctions were lifted January 16, 2016, Iranian banks face protracted di...

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
			: 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...

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...