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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/15

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475566543

Keywords: Banking sector, Article IV consultations, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Fiscal reforms, Labor market reforms, Kuwait, Press releases

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic activity in the non-oil sector in Kuwait has continued to expand, albeit at a slower pace, reflecting the impact of lower oil prices. Nonhydrocarbon gr...

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...

Kuwait
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Kuwait : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/15

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475566543.002

ISBN: 9781475566543

Keywords: Banking sector, Article IV consultations, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Fiscal reforms, Labor market reforms, Kuwait, Press releases

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic activity in the non-oil sector in Kuwait has continued to expand, albeit at a slower pace, reflecting the impact of lower oil prices. Nonhydrocarbon gr...

Kuwait
			: Selected Issues

Kuwait : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475566598.002

ISBN: 9781475566598

Keywords: Oil prices, Kuwait, Islamic banking, Liquidity management, Middle East, Economic growth, Deficit financing, Credit expansion, Banking sector, Borrowing

This Selected Issues paper analyzes budget financing options and their potential macro-financial implications for Kuwait. With large financial buffers and low debt, Kuwait has substantial room to finance the emergi...

Lebanon
			: Financial System Stability Assessment

Lebanon : Financial System Stability Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2017/21

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475570816.002

ISBN: 9781475570816

Keywords: Capital, External shocks, Immigration, Human capital, Inward remittances, Lebanon, Middle East, Production growth, Oil prices, Syria

This paper discusses findings of the assessment of Lebanon's financial system. Lebanon has maintained financial stability for the last quarter century during repeated shocks and challenges. Over time, macroeconomic...

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
			: Selected Issues

Saudi Arabia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2016/327

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/10.5089/9781475544275.002

ISBN: 9781475544275

Keywords: Budget deficits, Deficit financing, Economic growth, Oil prices, Government expenditures, Fiscal consolidation, Privatization, Public-private sector cooperation, Selected Issues Papers, Saudi Arabia

This Selected Issues paper discusses the options for financing the government fiscal deficit in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government is working to develop a comprehensive strategy to meet its budget financing needs....

Kuwait: Selected Issues

Kuwait: Selected Issues »

Source: Kuwait : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475566598

Keywords: Oil prices, Kuwait, Islamic banking, Liquidity management, Middle East, Economic growth, Deficit financing, Credit expansion, Banking sector, Borrowing

This Selected Issues paper analyzes budget financing options and their potential macro-financial implications for Kuwait. With large financial buffers and low debt, Kuwait has substantial room to finance the emergi...

Kuwait: Selected Issues

Kuwait: Selected Issues »

Source: Kuwait : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475566598

Keywords: Oil prices, Kuwait, Islamic banking, Liquidity management, Middle East, Economic growth, Deficit financing, Credit expansion, Banking sector, Borrowing

This Selected Issues paper analyzes budget financing options and their potential macro-financial implications for Kuwait. With large financial buffers and low debt, Kuwait has substantial room to finance the emergi...

Kuwait: Selected Issues

Kuwait: Selected Issues »

Source: Kuwait : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475566598

Keywords: Oil prices, Kuwait, Islamic banking, Liquidity management, Middle East, Economic growth, Deficit financing, Credit expansion, Banking sector, Borrowing

This Selected Issues paper analyzes budget financing options and their potential macro-financial implications for Kuwait. With large financial buffers and low debt, Kuwait has substantial room to finance the emergi...