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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....

Financial Policies and Capital Markets in Arab Countries

Financial Policies and Capital Markets in Arab Countries »

Series: Books

Author(s): Saíd El-Naggar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754189.071

ISBN: 9781557754189

Keywords: capital markets, securities markets, financial sector, capital market, financial markets

Recent developments at both the international and national levels - including the globalization of financial markets and the wave of liberalization, deregulation, and privatization- have pushed the issue of financi...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Financial Policies and Capital Markets in Arab Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Saíd El-Naggar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

ISBN: 9781557754189

Keywords: capital markets, securities markets, financial sector, capital market, financial markets

Recent developments at both the international and national levels - including the globalization of financial markets and the wave of liberalization, deregulation, and privatization- have pushed the issue of financi...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Financial Policies and Capital Markets in Arab Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Saíd El-Naggar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

ISBN: 9781557754189

Keywords: capital markets, securities markets, financial sector, capital market, financial markets

Recent developments at both the international and national levels - including the globalization of financial markets and the wave of liberalization, deregulation, and privatization- have pushed the issue of financi...

Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2004/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451874389

Keywords: Financial development, index, measurement, Middle East and North Africa, banking, financial sector, banking sector, bank assets, bank credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Based on data collected on a wide range of financial sector indicators, new indices of financial development for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are constructed, encompassing six themes: develo...

I The Role of Financial Sector Reform in Macroeconomic and Structural Adjustment

I The Role of Financial Sector Reform in Macroeconomic and Structural Adjustment »

Source: Financial Policies and Capital Markets in Arab Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Saíd El-Naggar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

ISBN: 9781557754189

Keywords: capital markets, securities markets, financial sector, capital market, financial markets

Introduction The last decade can be called a period of financial liberalization in both developed and developing countries. Financial markets in many of the more advanced economies h...

Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries

Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2014/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Zsofia Arvai , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , and Kentaro Katayama

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484334430.006

ISBN: 9781484334430

Keywords: Bahrain, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Financial risk, Financial sector, Fiscal policy, Macroprudential Policy, Kuwait, Oman, Risk management, Saudi Arabia

As undiversified commodity exporters, GCC economies are prone to pro-cyclical systemic risk in the financial system. During periods of high hydrocarbon prices, favorable economic prospects make the financial sector...