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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...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : 2019 Article IV Consultation; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait

Volume/Issue: 2019/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306355

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Credit, Central banks, Financial and Monetary Sector, Expenditures, non-oil, CBK, investment income, FSSA, overall balance

Growth has strengthened, and fiscal and external positions improved thanks to higher oil prices. The increased uncertainty about oil price prospects though underscores the need to reduce dependence on oil and incre...

Kuwait
			: 2019 Article IV Consultation; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait

Kuwait : 2019 Article IV Consultation; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait »

Volume/Issue: 2019/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498306355.002

ISBN: 9781498306355

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Credit, Central banks, Financial and Monetary Sector, Expenditures, non-oil, CBK, investment income, FSSA, overall balance

Growth has strengthened, and fiscal and external positions improved thanks to higher oil prices. The increased uncertainty about oil price prospects though underscores the need to reduce dependence on oil and incre...

1. Introductory Chapter

1. Introductory Chapter »

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

1.1 Introduction The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have gone through considerable changes in the last decade, spurred by high oil prices and ambitious diversificati...

Kuwait: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait

Kuwait: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : 2019 Article IV Consultation; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait

Volume/Issue: 2019/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306355

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Credit, Central banks, Financial and Monetary Sector, Expenditures, non-oil, CBK, investment income, FSSA, overall balance

Growth has strengthened, and fiscal and external positions improved thanks to higher oil prices. The increased uncertainty about oil price prospects though underscores the need to reduce dependence on oil and incre...

Kuwait: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Kuwait: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Kuwait : 2019 Article IV Consultation; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait

Volume/Issue: 2019/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306355

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Credit, Central banks, Financial and Monetary Sector, Expenditures, non-oil, CBK, investment income, FSSA, overall balance

Growth has strengthened, and fiscal and external positions improved thanks to higher oil prices. The increased uncertainty about oil price prospects though underscores the need to reduce dependence on oil and incre...

The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780199683796.071

ISBN: 9780199683796

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

The economies of the Arab states of the Gulf have gone through considerable changes in the last decade, spurred by high oil prices and ambitious diversification plans. Large-scale immigration provided the labor for...

6. Monetary Policy with a Fixed Exchange Rate Regime

6. Monetary Policy with a Fixed Exchange Rate Regime »

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

6.1 Introduction The dollar peg has been the nominal anchor for monetary policy for many years in the GCC. 1 The pegged exchange rate regime provide...