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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....

Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources1

Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources1 »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources

Volume/Issue: 1998/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nigel Chalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1998

ISBN: 9781451844351

Keywords: Fiscal sustainability, non-renewable resource, oil producers, terms of trade, fiscal position, oil prices, fiscal policies

This paper assesses sustainable fiscal behavior in an economy where wealth is derived predominantly from a non-renewable resource. It explores the issue in a simple dynamic framework that highlights the structural...

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...

Kuwait
			: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Kuwait : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2012/150

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504583.002

ISBN: 9781475504583

Keywords: expenditure, government expenditure, capital expenditure, expenditures, fiscal policy

The 2012 Article IV Consultation discusses the economic outlook for Kuwait for 2012, which is broadly positive. Economic recovery is expected to strengthen, led by high government expenditure-particularly wages and...

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 Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources

Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources »

Volume/Issue: 1998/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nigel Chalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844351.001

ISBN: 9781451844351

Keywords: Fiscal sustainability, non-renewable resource, oil producers, terms of trade, fiscal position, oil prices, fiscal policies

This paper assesses sustainable fiscal behavior in an economy where wealth is derived predominantly from a non-renewable resource. It explores the issue in a simple dynamic framework that highlights the structural...

Review of the Experience with Oil Stabilization and Savings Funds in Selected Countries

Review of the Experience with Oil Stabilization and Savings Funds in Selected Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2000/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ugo Fasano-Filho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451853599.001

ISBN: 9781451853599

Keywords: oil stabilization fund, oil savings fund, oil exporting countries, Chile&;amp;#x2019;s copper fund, fiscal indicators, oil prices, central government fiscal, oil revenues, fiscal policy

The main purposes of this paper are to review the operational modalities and experience of oil funds currently in place in Norway, Chile (copper), the State of Alaska, Venezuela, Kuwait, and Oman, and to draw some...

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

Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/150

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504583

Keywords: expenditure, government expenditure, capital expenditure, expenditures, fiscal policy

The 2012 Article IV Consultation discusses the economic outlook for Kuwait for 2012, which is broadly positive. Economic recovery is expected to strengthen, led by high government expenditure-particularly wages and...