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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...

Fiscal Coverage in the Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia

Fiscal Coverage in the Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: Fiscal Coverage in the Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia : Current Situation and a Way Forward

Volume/Issue: 2008/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daria Zakharova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451869712

Keywords: Fiscal coverage, public enterprises, fiscal risks, fiscal statistics, fiscal policy, fiscal accounts, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government,

This paper reviews some broad principles of fiscal coverage, building on cross-country experience. It discusses the level of coverage that would be appropriate to conduct good quality fiscal analysis, while strikin...

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 2012 Article IV Consultation with the United Arab Emirates

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with the United Arab Emirates »

Source: United Arab Emirates : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503692

Keywords: central bank, current account, fiscal accounts, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation

This 2012 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic recovery in the United Arab Emirates is continuing despite the uncertain global economic environment. The banking sector has remained well capitalized...

United Arab Emirates
			: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

United Arab Emirates : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2012/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475503692.002

ISBN: 9781475503692

Keywords: central bank, current account, fiscal accounts, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation

This 2012 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic recovery in the United Arab Emirates is continuing despite the uncertain global economic environment. The banking sector has remained well capitalized...

United Arab Emirates
			: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

United Arab Emirates : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2012/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2012

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504361.002

ISBN: 9781475504361

Keywords: central bank, current account, fiscal accounts, fiscal policy, debt sustainability, government debt, fiscal sustainability, public debt, debt restructuring, balance of payments

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

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...

Fiscal Coverage in the Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia
			: Current Situation and a Way Forward

Fiscal Coverage in the Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia : Current Situation and a Way Forward »

Volume/Issue: 2008/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daria Zakharova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869712.001

ISBN: 9781451869712

Keywords: Fiscal coverage, public enterprises, fiscal risks, fiscal statistics, fiscal policy, fiscal accounts, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government,

This paper reviews some broad principles of fiscal coverage, building on cross-country experience. It discusses the level of coverage that would be appropriate to conduct good quality fiscal analysis, while strikin...

Policy Coordination in Fiscal Federalism
			: Drawing Lessons From the Dubai Debt Crisis

Policy Coordination in Fiscal Federalism : Drawing Lessons From the Dubai Debt Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2011/147

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455269457.001

ISBN: 9781455269457

Keywords: cyclically-adjusted budget balance, fiscal federalism, statement of fiscal risks, debt, deficit, budget, public sector, General Outlook and Conditions, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General

Using the cyclically adjusted non-hydrocarbon primary balance, this paper investigates the evolution of the fiscal policy stance in the United Arab Emirates at consolidated and sub-national levels in the run-up and...