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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2019/312

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2019

ISBN: 9781513517049

Keywords: Economic conditions, Central banks, Financial crises, External sector, Economic growth, ISCR, CR, BdL, Proj, percent of GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon highlights that Lebanon's economic position continues to be very difficult, with very low growth, high public debt and large twin deficits. While financial stability h...

Lebanon
			: 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Lebanon : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon »

Volume/Issue: 2019/312

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513517049.002

ISBN: 9781513517049

Keywords: Economic conditions, Central banks, Financial crises, External sector, Economic growth, ISCR, CR, BdL, Proj, percent of GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon highlights that Lebanon's economic position continues to be very difficult, with very low growth, high public debt and large twin deficits. While financial stability h...

Lebanon
			: Selected Issues

Lebanon : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/313

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513517070.002

ISBN: 9781513517070

Keywords: Energy sector, Tariff structures, Capital expenditure, Energy policy, Purchasing power, ISCR, CR, private generator, electricity sector, non-technical

This Selected Issues paper studies the inefficiencies related to the electricity sector and assesses the potential impact of the 2019 reform plan. Electricity shortages are the second constraint to competitiveness...

Lebanon

Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/313

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2019

ISBN: 9781513517070

Keywords: Energy sector, Tariff structures, Capital expenditure, Energy policy, Purchasing power, ISCR, CR, private generator, electricity sector, non-technical

This Selected Issues paper studies the inefficiencies related to the electricity sector and assesses the potential impact of the 2019 reform plan. Electricity shortages are the second constraint to competitiveness...

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

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

Source: Lebanon : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2019/312

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2019

ISBN: 9781513517049

Keywords: Economic conditions, Central banks, Financial crises, External sector, Economic growth, ISCR, CR, BdL, Proj, percent of GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon highlights that Lebanon's economic position continues to be very difficult, with very low growth, high public debt and large twin deficits. While financial stability h...

Lebanon: Staff Report For The 2019 Article Iv Consultation

Lebanon: Staff Report For The 2019 Article Iv Consultation »

Source: Lebanon : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2019/312

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2019

ISBN: 9781513517049

Keywords: Economic conditions, Central banks, Financial crises, External sector, Economic growth, ISCR, CR, BdL, Proj, percent of GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon highlights that Lebanon's economic position continues to be very difficult, with very low growth, high public debt and large twin deficits. While financial stability h...

Statement by Mr. Hazem Beblawi, Executive Director for Lebanon and Mr. Sami Geadah, Alternate Executive Director September 11, 2019

Statement by Mr. Hazem Beblawi, Executive Director for Lebanon and Mr. Sami Geadah, Alternate Executive Director September 11, 2019 »

Source: Lebanon : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2019/312

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2019

ISBN: 9781513517049

Keywords: Economic conditions, Central banks, Financial crises, External sector, Economic growth, ISCR, CR, BdL, Proj, percent of GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon highlights that Lebanon's economic position continues to be very difficult, with very low growth, high public debt and large twin deficits. While financial stability h...

Private Sector Job Creation in MENA: Prioritizing the Reform Agenda

Private Sector Job Creation in MENA: Prioritizing the Reform Agenda »

Volume/Issue: 2019/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedicte Baduel , Carolin Geginat , and Gaelle Pierre

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512228.001

ISBN: 9781513512228

Keywords: Labor market regulations, Labor productivity, Economic conditions, Job creation, Labor force, Bénédicte Baduel, Carolin Geginat and Gaëlle Pierre, WP, Mena, structural constraint

This paper examines the extent to which firms in selected MENA countries reported being constrained by the business environment around the time of the Arab Spring and the extent to which these constraints affected...

Private Sector Job Creation in MENA: Prioritizing the Reform Agenda

Private Sector Job Creation in MENA: Prioritizing the Reform Agenda »

Source: Private Sector Job Creation in MENA: Prioritizing the Reform Agenda

Volume/Issue: 2019/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedicte Baduel , Carolin Geginat , and Gaelle Pierre

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2019

ISBN: 9781513512228

Keywords: Labor market regulations, Labor productivity, Economic conditions, Job creation, Labor force, Bénédicte Baduel, Carolin Geginat and Gaëlle Pierre, WP, Mena, structural constraint

This paper examines the extent to which firms in selected MENA countries reported being constrained by the business environment around the time of the Arab Spring and the extent to which these constraints affected...

A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2018/6

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Edward Gemayel , Lorraine Ocampos , Matteo Ghilardi , and James Aylward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484337165.087

ISBN: 9781484337165

Keywords: Growth acceleration, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, Republic of, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan

Since 2014, large and persistent external shocks have hit the CCA region, particularly a slump in global commodity prices and slower growth in its key economic partners. Fiscal accommodation, along with currency ad...

A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia »

Source: A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2018/6

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Edward Gemayel , Lorraine Ocampos , Matteo Ghilardi , and James Aylward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484337165

Keywords: Growth acceleration, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, Republic of, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan

Since 2014, large and persistent external shocks have hit the CCA region, particularly a slump in global commodity prices and slower growth in its key economic partners. Fiscal accommodation, along with currency ad...

Chapter 5. A Way Forward

Chapter 5. A Way Forward »

Source: Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Rising Challenges The pursuit of multiple goals with public payrolls—often with limited success—has left several countries in the region with high wage bills at a time of heightened...

Chapter 2. Benchmarking and Trends

Chapter 2. Benchmarking and Trends »

Source: Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Comparison with Global Peers Public wage bills in the MENAP region are higher than in other emerging market and developing economies (Figure 2.1). 1...

Chapter 6. Conclusion

Chapter 6. Conclusion »

Source: Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Management of public sector wage bills has emerged as an important policy challenge for the region. Reflecting legacies from the past—including the large role of the state—as well as considerable oil wealth...

Chapter 3. Drivers

Chapter 3. Drivers »

Source: Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Policy Objectives Employment In many areas of the MENAP region, high wage bills reflect the traditional role of the state as the employer of first reso...

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction »

Source: Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Economic and social challenges have intensified across the Middle East and Central Asia. Despite a stronger global economy, the growth outlook for the region remains subdued (IMF 2017). Weak economic growth...

Chapter 4. Outcomes and Economic Effects

Chapter 4. Outcomes and Economic Effects »

Source: Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Public Service Delivery Higher wage bills have on average not produced better service delivery, though public services are also affected by other considerations (Figures 4.1 and 4.2)...

Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Volume: 18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484336731.087

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Analysis of policies for managing public sector wage bills in the Middle East and Central Asia region. While some work has been done recently at the Fund on issues related to government employment and compensation,...

Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume: 18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Analysis of policies for managing public sector wage bills in the Middle East and Central Asia region. While some work has been done recently at the Fund on issues related to government employment and compensation,...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Analysis of policies for managing public sector wage bills in the Middle East and Central Asia region. While some work has been done recently at the Fund on issues related to government employment and compensation,...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2017/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570618

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Balance of payments statistics, Current account deficits, Debt sustainability analysis, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy, Economic conditions, Economic growth, Economic indicators

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Lebanon's economic growth remains subdued. Following a sharp drop in 2011, growth edged upward briefly to 2-3 percent, but has now slowed again. The IMF staff estim...

Lebanon
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Lebanon : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon »

Volume/Issue: 2017/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475570618.002

ISBN: 9781475570618

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Balance of payments statistics, Current account deficits, Debt sustainability analysis, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy, Economic conditions, Economic growth, Economic indicators

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Lebanon's economic growth remains subdued. Following a sharp drop in 2011, growth edged upward briefly to 2-3 percent, but has now slowed again. The IMF staff estim...

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...

Lebanon
			: Selected Issues

Lebanon : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/20

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475570625.002

ISBN: 9781475570625

Keywords: Risk management, Stress testing, Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Middle East, Middle East, Lebanon, Insurance, Financial system stability assessment, Financial sector, Financial safety nets

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon's economy. Output growth in Lebanon has fallen sharply since the onset of the Syrian crisis and is too low to accommodate new job seeke...

Lebanon

Lebanon »

Source: 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

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...

Lebanon: Selected Issues

Lebanon: Selected Issues »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/20

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570625

Keywords: Risk management, Stress testing, Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Middle East, Middle East, Lebanon, Insurance, Financial system stability assessment, Financial sector, Financial safety nets

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon's economy. Output growth in Lebanon has fallen sharply since the onset of the Syrian crisis and is too low to accommodate new job seeke...

Lebanon: Selected Issues

Lebanon: Selected Issues »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/20

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570625

Keywords: Risk management, Stress testing, Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Middle East, Middle East, Lebanon, Insurance, Financial system stability assessment, Financial sector, Financial safety nets

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon's economy. Output growth in Lebanon has fallen sharply since the onset of the Syrian crisis and is too low to accommodate new job seeke...

Lebanon: Selected Issues

Lebanon: Selected Issues »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/20

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570625

Keywords: Risk management, Stress testing, Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Middle East, Middle East, Lebanon, Insurance, Financial system stability assessment, Financial sector, Financial safety nets

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon's economy. Output growth in Lebanon has fallen sharply since the onset of the Syrian crisis and is too low to accommodate new job seeke...

Lebanon: Selected Issues

Lebanon: Selected Issues »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/20

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570625

Keywords: Risk management, Stress testing, Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Middle East, Middle East, Lebanon, Insurance, Financial system stability assessment, Financial sector, Financial safety nets

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon's economy. Output growth in Lebanon has fallen sharply since the onset of the Syrian crisis and is too low to accommodate new job seeke...

Lebanon: Selected Issues

Lebanon: Selected Issues »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/20

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570625

Keywords: Risk management, Stress testing, Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Middle East, Middle East, Lebanon, Insurance, Financial system stability assessment, Financial sector, Financial safety nets

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon's economy. Output growth in Lebanon has fallen sharply since the onset of the Syrian crisis and is too low to accommodate new job seeke...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Lebanon : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2017/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570618

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Balance of payments statistics, Current account deficits, Debt sustainability analysis, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy, Economic conditions, Economic growth, Economic indicators

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Lebanon's economic growth remains subdued. Following a sharp drop in 2011, growth edged upward briefly to 2-3 percent, but has now slowed again. The IMF staff estim...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2017/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570618

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Balance of payments statistics, Current account deficits, Debt sustainability analysis, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy, Economic conditions, Economic growth, Economic indicators

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Lebanon's economic growth remains subdued. Following a sharp drop in 2011, growth edged upward briefly to 2-3 percent, but has now slowed again. The IMF staff estim...

Statement by Hazem Beblawi, Executive Director for Lebanon and Sami Geadah, Alternate Executive Director, December 12, 2016

Statement by Hazem Beblawi, Executive Director for Lebanon and Sami Geadah, Alternate Executive Director, December 12, 2016 »

Source: Lebanon : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2017/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570618

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Balance of payments statistics, Current account deficits, Debt sustainability analysis, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy, Economic conditions, Economic growth, Economic indicators

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Lebanon's economic growth remains subdued. Following a sharp drop in 2011, growth edged upward briefly to 2-3 percent, but has now slowed again. The IMF staff estim...

Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability in the Arab Region

Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability in the Arab Region »

Volume/Issue: 2016/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ananthakrishnan Prasad , Heba Abdel Monem , and Pilar Garcia Martinez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 May 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361641.001

ISBN: 9781484361641

Keywords: Macroprudential policy, systemic risk, credit, financial stability

Several characteristics of the structure of the Arab economies, their economic policy framework, and their banking systems make macroprudential policy a particular relevant tool. For most oil exporters, heavy relia...

Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability in the Arab Region

Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability in the Arab Region »

Source: Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability in the Arab Region

Volume/Issue: 2016/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ananthakrishnan Prasad , Heba Abdel Monem , and Pilar Garcia Martinez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 May 2016

ISBN: 9781484361641

Keywords: Macroprudential policy, systemic risk, credit, financial stability

Several characteristics of the structure of the Arab economies, their economic policy framework, and their banking systems make macroprudential policy a particular relevant tool. For most oil exporters, heavy relia...

Seeing in the Dark
			: A Machine-Learning Approach to Nowcasting in Lebanon

Seeing in the Dark : A Machine-Learning Approach to Nowcasting in Lebanon »

Volume/Issue: 2016/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Tiffin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513568089.001

ISBN: 9781513568089

Keywords: Macroeconomic Forecasts, Nowcasting, Random Forests, Elastic Net, LASSO, Statistical Learning, Cross Validation, Ensemble, Variable Selection, gdp

Macroeconomic analysis in Lebanon presents a distinct challenge. For example, long delays in the publication of GDP data mean that our analysis often relies on proxy variables, and resembles an extended version of...

Seeing in the Dark

Seeing in the Dark »

Source: Seeing in the Dark : A Machine-Learning Approach to Nowcasting in Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2016/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Tiffin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513568089

Keywords: Macroeconomic Forecasts, Nowcasting, Random Forests, Elastic Net, LASSO, Statistical Learning, Cross Validation, Ensemble, Variable Selection, gdp

Macroeconomic analysis in Lebanon presents a distinct challenge. For example, long delays in the publication of GDP data mean that our analysis often relies on proxy variables, and resembles an extended version of...

Sustainability and Equity Challenges
			: Some Arithmetic on Lebanon's Pension System

Sustainability and Equity Challenges : Some Arithmetic on Lebanon's Pension System »

Volume/Issue: 2016/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariusz Jarmuzek , and Najla Nakhle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513541488.001

ISBN: 9781513541488

Keywords: demographics, equity, pension reform, sustainability, pension, pension expenditure, pension system, retirement, employees, Social Security and Public Pensions

Reform of Lebanon's pension system is indispensable. The country already faces fiscal sustainability risks, which will be compounded in the future by significantly higher pensionrelated spending and liabilities, ma...

Sustainability and Equity Challenges

Sustainability and Equity Challenges »

Source: Sustainability and Equity Challenges : Some Arithmetic on Lebanon's Pension System

Volume/Issue: 2016/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariusz Jarmuzek , and Najla Nakhle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513541488

Keywords: demographics, equity, pension reform, sustainability, pension, pension expenditure, pension system, retirement, employees, Social Security and Public Pensions

Reform of Lebanon's pension system is indispensable. The country already faces fiscal sustainability risks, which will be compounded in the future by significantly higher pensionrelated spending and liabilities, ma...

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2015/16

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Mario Mansour , Pritha Mitra , Carlo Sdralevich , and Andrew Jewell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

Language: Arabic

ISBN: 9781513552255

Keywords: Resource Revenues, Excise, Value-Added Tax, Equity, tax, taxes, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, International Relations and International Political Economy: Other

Fairness - and what governments can do about it - is at the forefront of economic and social debate all over the world. In MENA, this has been at the core of recent political transitions but has not been adequately...

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2015/16

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Mario Mansour , Pritha Mitra , Carlo Sdralevich , and Andrew Jewell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513552255.006

ISBN: 9781513552255

Keywords: Resource Revenues, Excise, Value-Added Tax, Equity, tax, taxes, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, International Relations and International Political Economy: Other

Fairness - and what governments can do about it - is at the forefront of economic and social debate all over the world. In MENA, this has been at the core of recent political transitions but has not been adequately...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2015/190

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513567563

Keywords: debt, public debt, oil prices, monetary fund, inflation

The Syrian crisis and the associated inflow of refugees continue to dominate Lebanon's short-term outlook, compounding long-standing policy weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Political paralysis has set in, with virtu...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2015/190

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513567563

Keywords: debt, public debt, oil prices, monetary fund, inflation

The Syrian crisis and the associated inflow of refugees continue to dominate Lebanon's short-term outlook, compounding long-standing policy weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Political paralysis has set in, with virtu...

Lebanon
			: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2015/190

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513567563.002

ISBN: 9781513567563

Keywords: debt, public debt, oil prices, monetary fund, inflation

The Syrian crisis and the associated inflow of refugees continue to dominate Lebanon's short-term outlook, compounding long-standing policy weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Political paralysis has set in, with virtu...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2015/190

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513567563

Keywords: debt, public debt, oil prices, monetary fund, inflation

The Syrian crisis and the associated inflow of refugees continue to dominate Lebanon's short-term outlook, compounding long-standing policy weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Political paralysis has set in, with virtu...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2015/190

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513567563

Keywords: debt, public debt, oil prices, monetary fund, inflation

The Syrian crisis and the associated inflow of refugees continue to dominate Lebanon's short-term outlook, compounding long-standing policy weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Political paralysis has set in, with virtu...

Statement by Hazem Beblawi, Executive Director for Lebanon and Maya Choueiri, Senior Advisor to Executive Director, June 26, 2015

Statement by Hazem Beblawi, Executive Director for Lebanon and Maya Choueiri, Senior Advisor to Executive Director, June 26, 2015 »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2015/190

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513567563

Keywords: debt, public debt, oil prices, monetary fund, inflation

The Syrian crisis and the associated inflow of refugees continue to dominate Lebanon's short-term outlook, compounding long-standing policy weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Political paralysis has set in, with virtu...

Designing a Fiscal Framework for a Prospective Commodity Producer

Designing a Fiscal Framework for a Prospective Commodity Producer »

Source: Designing a Fiscal Framework for a Prospective Commodity Producer : Options for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2014/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariusz Jarmuzek , Diego Mesa Puyo , and Najla Nakhle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2014

ISBN: 9781484346143

Keywords: oil-producing countries, resource revenue management, accountability, fiscal regime, fiscal stance, fiscal sustainability, Institutions and the Macroeconomy, Structure and Scope of Government, General,

Lebanon is expected to have gas resources in its Mediterranean basin, and these could turn the country into a natural gas producer over the next decade. Lebanon's economy and institutions will thus need to adapt to...

Designing a Fiscal Framework for a Prospective Commodity Producer
			: Options for Lebanon

Designing a Fiscal Framework for a Prospective Commodity Producer : Options for Lebanon »

Volume/Issue: 2014/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariusz Jarmuzek , Diego Mesa Puyo , and Najla Nakhle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484346143.001

ISBN: 9781484346143

Keywords: oil-producing countries, resource revenue management, accountability, fiscal regime, fiscal stance, fiscal sustainability, Institutions and the Macroeconomy, Structure and Scope of Government, General,

Lebanon is expected to have gas resources in its Mediterranean basin, and these could turn the country into a natural gas producer over the next decade. Lebanon's economy and institutions will thus need to adapt to...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

ISBN: 9781484368282

Keywords: current account, public debt, external debt, debt sustainability, external financing

KEY ISSUES Context: The economy is being severely tested by the Syria crisis. The refugee influx has reached one quarter of the population, fueling already high unemployment and poverty. The political impasse...

Lebanon
			: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2014/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484368282.002

ISBN: 9781484368282

Keywords: current account, public debt, external debt, debt sustainability, external financing

KEY ISSUES Context: The economy is being severely tested by the Syria crisis. The refugee influx has reached one quarter of the population, fueling already high unemployment and poverty. The political impasse...

Lebanon
			: Selected Issues

Lebanon : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2014/238

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498351898.002

ISBN: 9781498351898

Keywords: refugees, refugee, refugee influx, international community, high commissioner for refugees

...

Lebanon: Selected Issues

Lebanon: Selected Issues »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/238

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498351898

Keywords: refugees, refugee, refugee influx, international community, high commissioner for refugees

...

Lebanon: Selected Issues

Lebanon: Selected Issues »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/238

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498351898

Keywords: refugees, refugee, refugee influx, international community, high commissioner for refugees

...

Lebanon: Selected Issues

Lebanon: Selected Issues »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/238

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498351898

Keywords: refugees, refugee, refugee influx, international community, high commissioner for refugees

...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

ISBN: 9781484368282

Keywords: current account, public debt, external debt, debt sustainability, external financing

KEY ISSUES Context: The economy is being severely tested by the Syria crisis. The refugee influx has reached one quarter of the population, fueling already high unemployment and poverty. The political impasse...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation-Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation-Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

ISBN: 9781484368282

Keywords: current account, public debt, external debt, debt sustainability, external financing

KEY ISSUES Context: The economy is being severely tested by the Syria crisis. The refugee influx has reached one quarter of the population, fueling already high unemployment and poverty. The political impasse...

Statement by Mr. Shaalan on Lebanon, June 26, 2014

Statement by Mr. Shaalan on Lebanon, June 26, 2014 »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

ISBN: 9781484368282

Keywords: current account, public debt, external debt, debt sustainability, external financing

KEY ISSUES Context: The economy is being severely tested by the Syria crisis. The refugee influx has reached one quarter of the population, fueling already high unemployment and poverty. The political impasse...

Economic Impact of Selected Conflicts in the Middle East

Economic Impact of Selected Conflicts in the Middle East »

Source: Economic Impact of Selected Conflicts in the Middle East : What Can We Learn from the Past?

Volume/Issue: 2014/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Randa Sab

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498310895

Keywords: Conflict, post-conflict economic recovery, current account, refugees, post-conflict, civil war, central bank, Asia including Middle East,

Using narrative-based country-case studies, war episodes in the Middle East were examined to assess their economic impact on conflict and neighboring economies. The paper found that conflicts led to a contraction i...

Economic Impact of Selected Conflicts in the Middle East
			: What Can We Learn from the Past?

Economic Impact of Selected Conflicts in the Middle East : What Can We Learn from the Past? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Randa Sab

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498310895.001

ISBN: 9781498310895

Keywords: Conflict, post-conflict economic recovery, current account, refugees, post-conflict, civil war, central bank, Asia including Middle East,

Using narrative-based country-case studies, war episodes in the Middle East were examined to assess their economic impact on conflict and neighboring economies. The paper found that conflicts led to a contraction i...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2011 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2012/39

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463939762

Keywords: current account, banking, external debt, currency debt, government debt

Lebanon is facing a difficult global, regional, and domestic environment simultaneously for the first time in more than a decade. Domestic policies should aim at instilling confidence and tackling key policy challe...

Lebanon
			: 2011 Article IV Consultation:  Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Lebanon : 2011 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon »

Volume/Issue: 2012/39

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463939762.002

ISBN: 9781463939762

Keywords: current account, banking, external debt, currency debt, government debt

Lebanon is facing a difficult global, regional, and domestic environment simultaneously for the first time in more than a decade. Domestic policies should aim at instilling confidence and tackling key policy challe...

Lebanon
			: Selected Issues

Lebanon : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2012/40

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463940362.002

ISBN: 9781463940362

Keywords: monetary fund, equation, reserve requirements, inflation, maximum likelihood estimation

Lebanon's credit growth in 2008-10 has been concentrated in trade and services, household loans, and the construction sector. These sectors accounted for almost 80 percent of all new loans extended since 2008. Real...

Lebanon

Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2011 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2012/39

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463939762

Keywords: current account, banking, external debt, currency debt, government debt

Lebanon is facing a difficult global, regional, and domestic environment simultaneously for the first time in more than a decade. Domestic policies should aim at instilling confidence and tackling key policy challe...

Lebanon

Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2012/40

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463940362

Keywords: monetary fund, equation, reserve requirements, inflation, maximum likelihood estimation

Lebanon's credit growth in 2008-10 has been concentrated in trade and services, household loans, and the construction sector. These sectors accounted for almost 80 percent of all new loans extended since 2008. Real...

Lebanon: Selected Issues

Lebanon: Selected Issues »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2012/40

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463940362

Keywords: monetary fund, equation, reserve requirements, inflation, maximum likelihood estimation

Lebanon's credit growth in 2008-10 has been concentrated in trade and services, household loans, and the construction sector. These sectors accounted for almost 80 percent of all new loans extended since 2008. Real...

Lebanon: Selected Issues

Lebanon: Selected Issues »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2012/40

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463940362

Keywords: monetary fund, equation, reserve requirements, inflation, maximum likelihood estimation

Lebanon's credit growth in 2008-10 has been concentrated in trade and services, household loans, and the construction sector. These sectors accounted for almost 80 percent of all new loans extended since 2008. Real...

Lebanon: Selected Issues

Lebanon: Selected Issues »

Source: Lebanon : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2012/40

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463940362

Keywords: monetary fund, equation, reserve requirements, inflation, maximum likelihood estimation

Lebanon's credit growth in 2008-10 has been concentrated in trade and services, household loans, and the construction sector. These sectors accounted for almost 80 percent of all new loans extended since 2008. Real...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation–Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation–Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : 2011 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2012/39

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463939762

Keywords: current account, banking, external debt, currency debt, government debt

Lebanon is facing a difficult global, regional, and domestic environment simultaneously for the first time in more than a decade. Domestic policies should aim at instilling confidence and tackling key policy challe...

Statement by Mr. Shaalan on Lebanon Executive Board Meeting

Statement by Mr. Shaalan on Lebanon Executive Board Meeting »

Source: Lebanon : 2011 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2012/39

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463939762

Keywords: current account, banking, external debt, currency debt, government debt

Lebanon is facing a difficult global, regional, and domestic environment simultaneously for the first time in more than a decade. Domestic policies should aim at instilling confidence and tackling key policy challe...

What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis

What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2011/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Barbara Casu , and Hichem Ben-Khedhiri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455217922.001

ISBN: 9781455217922

Keywords: DEA, meta-frontier, performance, MENA, banking, stock market, banking sector, financial sector, financial structure, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This study examines the effect of financial-sector reform on bank performance in selected Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries in the period 1994 -2008. We evaluate bank efficiency in Egypt, Jordan, Mo...

What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis

What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis »

Source: What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Barbara Casu , and Hichem Ben-Khedhiri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455217922

Keywords: DEA, meta-frontier, performance, MENA, banking, stock market, banking sector, financial sector, financial structure, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This study examines the effect of financial-sector reform on bank performance in selected Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries in the period 1994 -2008. We evaluate bank efficiency in Egypt, Jordan, Mo...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement: Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2010/306

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455208586

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rates, interest rate, government debt

In this study, Lebanon's economy performed well during the global financial crisis. The banking sector has been resilient in the face of the global crisis, thanks to relatively conservative funding and asset struct...

Lebanon
			: 2010 Article IV Consultation:  Staff Report; Staff Statement:  Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Lebanon : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement: Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon »

Volume/Issue: 2010/306

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455208586.002

ISBN: 9781455208586

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rates, interest rate, government debt

In this study, Lebanon's economy performed well during the global financial crisis. The banking sector has been resilient in the face of the global crisis, thanks to relatively conservative funding and asset struct...

Lebanon

Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement: Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2010/306

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455208586

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rates, interest rate, government debt

In this study, Lebanon's economy performed well during the global financial crisis. The banking sector has been resilient in the face of the global crisis, thanks to relatively conservative funding and asset struct...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2010 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2010 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement: Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2010/306

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455208586

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rates, interest rate, government debt

In this study, Lebanon's economy performed well during the global financial crisis. The banking sector has been resilient in the face of the global crisis, thanks to relatively conservative funding and asset struct...

Statement by Mr. Shaalan on Lebanon Executive Board Meeting

Statement by Mr. Shaalan on Lebanon Executive Board Meeting »

Source: Lebanon : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement: Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2010/306

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455208586

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rates, interest rate, government debt

In this study, Lebanon's economy performed well during the global financial crisis. The banking sector has been resilient in the face of the global crisis, thanks to relatively conservative funding and asset struct...

Statement by the Staff Representative on Lebanon Executive Board Meeting

Statement by the Staff Representative on Lebanon Executive Board Meeting »

Source: Lebanon : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement: Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2010/306

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455208586

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rates, interest rate, government debt

In this study, Lebanon's economy performed well during the global financial crisis. The banking sector has been resilient in the face of the global crisis, thanks to relatively conservative funding and asset struct...

Recoveries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan
			: Have Macroeconomic Policies Been Effective?

Recoveries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan : Have Macroeconomic Policies Been Effective? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Grigoli , and Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200818.001

ISBN: 9781455200818

Keywords: recoveries, investments, hydrocarbon exporting countries, trade openness, recession, export growth, exporters, real export growth,

This paper identifies and documents the properties of output gap recessions and recoveries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan (MENAP) during the 1980 to 2008 period. It goes on to investigate the key de...

Recoveries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan

Recoveries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan »

Source: Recoveries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan : Have Macroeconomic Policies Been Effective?

Volume/Issue: 2010/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Grigoli , and Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455200818

Keywords: recoveries, investments, hydrocarbon exporting countries, trade openness, recession, export growth, exporters, real export growth,

This paper identifies and documents the properties of output gap recessions and recoveries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan (MENAP) during the 1980 to 2008 period. It goes on to investigate the key de...

Lebanon
			: Report on Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance

Lebanon : Report on Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance »

Volume/Issue: 2009/313

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822779.002

ISBN: 9781451822779

Keywords: banking, bank deposits, foreign exchange, banking system, excess liquidity

This report assesses performance of Lebanon Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance (EPCA). The performance has remained broadly favorable, though there has been limited progress on struct...

Lebanon

Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Report on Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance

Volume/Issue: 2009/313

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2009

ISBN: 9781451822779

Keywords: banking, bank deposits, foreign exchange, banking system, excess liquidity

This report assesses performance of Lebanon Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance (EPCA). The performance has remained broadly favorable, though there has been limited progress on struct...

Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies

Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies

Volume/Issue: 2009/190

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Yasser Abdih , Amine Mati , and Michael Gapen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873375

Keywords: remittance-dependent economies, growth rate, remittance, growth rate of remittances, real gdp, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, National Deficit Surplus,

We investigate the impact of remittances on public debt sustainability and detail how the traditional debt-to-GDP ratio can be modified to create a more accurate representation of debt sustainability for a country...

Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies

Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2009/190

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Yasser Abdih , Amine Mati , and Michael Gapen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873375.001

ISBN: 9781451873375

Keywords: remittance-dependent economies, growth rate, remittance, growth rate of remittances, real gdp, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, National Deficit Surplus,

We investigate the impact of remittances on public debt sustainability and detail how the traditional debt-to-GDP ratio can be modified to create a more accurate representation of debt sustainability for a country...

Lebanon-Determinants of Commercial Bank Deposits in a Regional Financial Center

Lebanon-Determinants of Commercial Bank Deposits in a Regional Financial Center »

Volume/Issue: 2009/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Heiko Hesse

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873429.001

ISBN: 9781451873429

Keywords: deposit demand, panel regressions, regional financial center, VECM, deposit growth, banking, bank deposit, banking system, bank deposit growth,

This paper empirically examines the demand for commercial bank deposits in Lebanon, a regional financial center. With Lebanon's high fiscal deficits financed largely by domestic commercial banks that rely on deposi...

Lebanon-Determinants of Commercial Bank Deposits in a Regional Financial Center

Lebanon-Determinants of Commercial Bank Deposits in a Regional Financial Center »

Source: Lebanon-Determinants of Commercial Bank Deposits in a Regional Financial Center

Volume/Issue: 2009/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Heiko Hesse

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873429

Keywords: deposit demand, panel regressions, regional financial center, VECM, deposit growth, banking, bank deposit, banking system, bank deposit growth,

This paper empirically examines the demand for commercial bank deposits in Lebanon, a regional financial center. With Lebanon's high fiscal deficits financed largely by domestic commercial banks that rely on deposi...

Lebanon
			: Report on Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance

Lebanon : Report on Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance »

Volume/Issue: 2009/213

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822762.002

ISBN: 9781451822762

Keywords: international reserves, eurobond, fiscal consolidation, deposit growth, fiscal measures

This paper focuses on Lebanon's performance under the program supported by emergency post-conflict assistance. The end-March quantitative target on international reserves was met with a wide margin. While the prima...

Lebanon

Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Report on Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance

Volume/Issue: 2009/213

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451822762

Keywords: international reserves, eurobond, fiscal consolidation, deposit growth, fiscal measures

This paper focuses on Lebanon's performance under the program supported by emergency post-conflict assistance. The end-March quantitative target on international reserves was met with a wide margin. While the prima...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2009/131

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451822755

Keywords: debt, interest, public debt, budget, interest rate

The Lebanese financial system has so far weathered the global financial crisis. The 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that deposit inflows decelerated briefly in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bankruptc...

Lebanon
			: 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance:  Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Lebanon : 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon »

Volume/Issue: 2009/131

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822755.002

ISBN: 9781451822755

Keywords: debt, interest, public debt, budget, interest rate

The Lebanese financial system has so far weathered the global financial crisis. The 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that deposit inflows decelerated briefly in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bankruptc...

Lebanon

Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2009/131

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451822755

Keywords: debt, interest, public debt, budget, interest rate

The Lebanese financial system has so far weathered the global financial crisis. The 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that deposit inflows decelerated briefly in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bankruptc...

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance—Informational Annex

Lebanon: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance—Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2009/131

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451822755

Keywords: debt, interest, public debt, budget, interest rate

The Lebanese financial system has so far weathered the global financial crisis. The 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that deposit inflows decelerated briefly in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bankruptc...

Statement by Shakour Shaalan, Executive Director for Lebanon

Statement by Shakour Shaalan, Executive Director for Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2009/131

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451822755

Keywords: debt, interest, public debt, budget, interest rate

The Lebanese financial system has so far weathered the global financial crisis. The 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that deposit inflows decelerated briefly in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bankruptc...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$37.6 Million in Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance to Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Approves US$37.6 Million in Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance to Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Use of Fund Resources: Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2008/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 2008

ISBN: 9781451822748

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, government debt, interest rate

The Lebanese authorities have requested follow-up Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance with an access of 12.5 percent of quota to support their economic program. The 2006 war with Israel led to a political stalemate...

Lebanon
			: Use of Fund Resources:  Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance:  Staff Report; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion

Lebanon : Use of Fund Resources: Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion »

Volume/Issue: 2008/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822748.002

ISBN: 9781451822748

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, government debt, interest rate

The Lebanese authorities have requested follow-up Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance with an access of 12.5 percent of quota to support their economic program. The 2006 war with Israel led to a political stalemate...

Lebanon

Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Use of Fund Resources: Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2008/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 2008

ISBN: 9781451822748

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, government debt, interest rate

The Lebanese authorities have requested follow-up Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance with an access of 12.5 percent of quota to support their economic program. The 2006 war with Israel led to a political stalemate...

Lebanon: Use of Fund Resources—Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance—Informational Annex

Lebanon: Use of Fund Resources—Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance—Informational Annex »

Source: Lebanon : Use of Fund Resources: Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2008/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 2008

ISBN: 9781451822748

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, government debt, interest rate

The Lebanese authorities have requested follow-up Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance with an access of 12.5 percent of quota to support their economic program. The 2006 war with Israel led to a political stalemate...

The Role of the Fund in Low-Income Countries - Background Paper

The Role of the Fund in Low-Income Countries - Background Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2008/032

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498334518.007

ISBN: 9781498334518

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Economic policy, Financial stability, Fund role, Low-income developing countries, Poverty reduction, Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, Surveillance, Economic conditions

This paper provides background material to the Board paper on 'The Role of the Fund in Low Income Countries.' The main paper outlines a comprehensive approach for Fund engagement with Low-Income Countries (LICs) go...

The Role of the Fund in Low-Income Countries - Background Paper

The Role of the Fund in Low-Income Countries - Background Paper »

Source: The Role of the Fund in Low-Income Countries - Background Paper

Volume/Issue: 2008/032

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2008

ISBN: 9781498334518

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Economic policy, Financial stability, Fund role, Low-income developing countries, Poverty reduction, Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, Surveillance, Economic conditions

This paper provides background material to the Board paper on 'The Role of the Fund in Low Income Countries.' The main paper outlines a comprehensive approach for Fund engagement with Low-Income Countries (LICs) go...

Lebanon
			: Report on Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post:  Conflict Assistance

Lebanon : Report on Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post: Conflict Assistance »

Volume/Issue: 2008/150

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822731.002

ISBN: 9781451822731

Keywords: central bank, monetary fund, current account, inflation, net debt

The economic performance of Lebanon was significantly better despite difficult political conditions under the Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance (EPCA). With lackluster growth and fiscal tightness, the external cur...