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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...

Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries

Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries »

Source: 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

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...

The Cost of Private Debt Over the Credit Cycle

The Cost of Private Debt Over the Credit Cycle »

Source: The Cost of Private Debt Over the Credit Cycle

Volume/Issue: 2010/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugen Tereanu , Johanna Francis , and Dilek Aykut

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210909

Keywords: debt flows, credit spreads, syndicated lending, credit cycles, bond, private debt, bonds, private debt flows, bond issuance, Global Outlook

We identify global and regional fluctuations in international private debt flows to emerging and developing countries using data on cross border loans and international bond issuance over 1993 -2009. We estimate th...

The Cost of Private Debt Over the Credit Cycle

The Cost of Private Debt Over the Credit Cycle »

Volume/Issue: 2010/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugen Tereanu , Johanna Francis , and Dilek Aykut

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455210909.001

ISBN: 9781455210909

Keywords: debt flows, credit spreads, syndicated lending, credit cycles, bond, private debt, bonds, private debt flows, bond issuance, Global Outlook

We identify global and regional fluctuations in international private debt flows to emerging and developing countries using data on cross border loans and international bond issuance over 1993 -2009. We estimate th...

Regional Financial Integration in the GCC

Regional Financial Integration in the GCC »

Volume/Issue: 2010/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raphael Espinoza , Oral Williams , and Ananthakrishnan Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451982589.001

ISBN: 9781451982589

Keywords: Interest rate convergence, sigma-convergence, beta-convergence, arbitrage opportunity, cross-listing, regional capital flows, financial integration, capital flows, equity markets, deposit rates

We investigate the extent of regional financial integration in the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The limited volume data available suggests that regional integration is non-negligible. Bahrain a...

Regional Financial Integration in the GCC

Regional Financial Integration in the GCC »

Source: Regional Financial Integration in the GCC

Volume/Issue: 2010/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raphael Espinoza , Oral Williams , and Ananthakrishnan Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982589

Keywords: Interest rate convergence, sigma-convergence, beta-convergence, arbitrage opportunity, cross-listing, regional capital flows, financial integration, capital flows, equity markets, deposit rates

We investigate the extent of regional financial integration in the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The limited volume data available suggests that regional integration is non-negligible. Bahrain a...

IPO Behavior in GCC Countries
			: Goody-Two Shoes or Bad-to-the-Bone?

IPO Behavior in GCC Countries : Goody-Two Shoes or Bad-to-the-Bone? »

Volume/Issue: 2007/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867138.001

ISBN: 9781451867138

Keywords: statistics, equity markets, statistic, equation, Ipo, Underpricing, Stock Performance, Gcc,

This paper documents the phenomenon of underpricing initial public offerings (IPOs) for 47 firms that went public between 2001 and 2006 in the equity markets of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The...

IPO Behavior in GCC Countries

IPO Behavior in GCC Countries »

Source: IPO Behavior in GCC Countries : Goody-Two Shoes or Bad-to-the-Bone?

Volume/Issue: 2007/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867138

Keywords: statistics, equity markets, statistic, equation, Ipo, Underpricing, Stock Performance, Gcc,

This paper documents the phenomenon of underpricing initial public offerings (IPOs) for 47 firms that went public between 2001 and 2006 in the equity markets of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : Staff Report for 2006 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2006/132

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2006

ISBN: 9781451822342

Keywords: debt, article, interest, public sector, central bank

Kuwait's 2006 Article IV Consultation reports that its macroeconomic performance has been strong in recent years reflecting sharply higher oil and non-oil activity. Over the medium term, Kuwait's financial position...

Kuwait
			: Staff Report for 2006 Article IV Consultation

Kuwait : Staff Report for 2006 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2006/132

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822342.002

ISBN: 9781451822342

Keywords: debt, article, interest, public sector, central bank

Kuwait's 2006 Article IV Consultation reports that its macroeconomic performance has been strong in recent years reflecting sharply higher oil and non-oil activity. Over the medium term, Kuwait's financial position...