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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...

Chapter I Impact of the Global Crisis and Policy Response

Chapter I Impact of the Global Crisis and Policy Response »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Challenges Ahead : An Update

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): May Khamis , and Abdelhak Senhadji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589065109

Keywords: External financing, External debt, Economic indicators, Financial sector, Debt restructuring, Bank soundness, Banking sector, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Governance, Nonbank financial sector

The GCC countries performed well during the 2003–08 oil boom, but the boom also presented challenges. Buoyant economic activity, rising consumer and investor confidence, and abundant liquidity spurred excess...

Chapter II Recent Developments and Outlook

Chapter II Recent Developments and Outlook »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Challenges Ahead : An Update

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): May Khamis , and Abdelhak Senhadji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589065109

Keywords: External financing, External debt, Economic indicators, Financial sector, Debt restructuring, Bank soundness, Banking sector, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Governance, Nonbank financial sector

After a strong recovery in equity markets in 2009, GCC markets were broadly flat during the first half of 2010, mirroring global developments. The trend in GCC equity prices tracks global equity market devel...

Chapter III Key Policy Challenges

Chapter III Key Policy Challenges »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Challenges Ahead : An Update

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): May Khamis , and Abdelhak Senhadji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2010

ISBN: 9781589065109

Keywords: External financing, External debt, Economic indicators, Financial sector, Debt restructuring, Bank soundness, Banking sector, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Governance, Nonbank financial sector

The GCC countries have taken important steps to address the fallout from the crisis. Significant progress has been achieved in restructuring DW’s debt, and similar progress has been made in the restructuring...

Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Challenges Ahead
			: An Update

Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Challenges Ahead : An Update »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): May Khamis , and Abdelhak Senhadji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065109.087

ISBN: 9781589065109

Keywords: External financing, External debt, Economic indicators, Financial sector, Debt restructuring, Bank soundness, Banking sector, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Governance, Nonbank financial sector

Departmental papers are usually focused on a specific economic topic, country, or region. They are prepared in a timely way to support the outreach needs of the IMF's area and functional departments....

How Does Bank Competition Affect Solvency, Liquidity and Credit Risk? Evidence from the MENA Countries

How Does Bank Competition Affect Solvency, Liquidity and Credit Risk? Evidence from the MENA Countries »

Source: How Does Bank Competition Affect Solvency, Liquidity and Credit Risk? Evidence from the MENA Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raja Almarzoqi , Sami Ben Naceur , and Alessandro Scopelliti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513581910

Keywords: Bank Competition, Solvency, Bank Regulation, Supervision, bank, risk, banking, credit, Government Policy and Regulation, Corporation and Securities Law

The paper analyzes the relationship between bank competition and stability, with a specific focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Price competition has a positive effect on bank liquidity, as it induces self-d...

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...

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...

Saudi Arabia
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program Update-Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Saudi Arabia : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update-Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision »

Volume/Issue: 2013/213

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385982.002

ISBN: 9781484385982

Keywords: banking, banking supervision, capital adequacy, internal control, consolidated supervision

This paper focuses on Saudi Arabia's Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision. The banking sector is fairly concentrated around a few banks. The seven largest...

Saudi Arabia
			: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics, Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency, Banking Supervision, and Payment Systems

Saudi Arabia : Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics, Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency, Banking Supervision, and Payment Systems »

Volume/Issue: 2006/199

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 June 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451833508.002

ISBN: 9781451833508

Keywords: banking, credit, banking sector, payments, collateral, Saudi Arabai,

The capacity of the Saudi Arabian banking sector to respond to macroeconomic shocks has been considerably strengthened over the past decade. The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA ) has been actively monitoring so...