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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia,

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia, »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498343732.086

ISBN: 9781498343732

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Economic forecasting, Economic cooperation, Economic growth, Economic conditions, Afghanistan, Economic integration, Middle East and Central Asia, North Africa, Oil exporting countries

This issue discusses economic developments in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP), which continue to reflect the diversity of conditions prevailing across the region. Most high-income o...

Natural Resources, Volatility, and Inclusive Growth

Natural Resources, Volatility, and Inclusive Growth »

Source: Natural Resources, Volatility, and Inclusive Growth : Perspectives From the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2012/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mustapha Nabli , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503326

Keywords: Natural resources;, volatility;, inclusive growth;, Middle East and North Africa., resource-rich countries, natural resource, resource-poor countries, natural resource curse, Equity, Justice

This paper takes stock of the economic performance of resource rich countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the past forty years. While those countries have maintained high levels of income per ca...

Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Growth in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2004/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451847734

Keywords: Middle East and North Africa, institutions, conflicts, oil countries, terms of trade, tfp, growth rates, Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East, General, Economywide Country Studies,

This paper analyzes the weak growth performance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region during 1980-2000 using an empirical model of long-run growth. The relative importance of the factors affecting growt...

Is the Middle East and North Africa Region Achieving Its Trade Potential?

Is the Middle East and North Africa Region Achieving Its Trade Potential? »

Source: Is the Middle East and North Africa Region Achieving Its Trade Potential?

Volume/Issue: 2005/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ludvig Söderling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

ISBN: 9781451861099

Keywords: Middle East and North Africa, Association Agreement, trade potential, gravity model, export potential, export performance, bilateral trade, export potentials, export markets, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data,

This paper analyzes export performance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) using a gravity model applied to panel data. It addresses two questions: (i) are there significant unexploited export markets for th...

Middle East and North Africa - Economic Outlook and Key Challenges - Deauville Partnership Ministerial Meeting

Middle East and North Africa - Economic Outlook and Key Challenges - Deauville Partnership Ministerial Meeting »

Source: Middle East and North Africa - Economic Outlook and Key Challenges - Deauville Partnership Ministerial Meeting

Volume/Issue: 2012/032

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2012

ISBN: 9781498340595

Keywords: Economic growth, Egypt, Fiscal risk, Jordan, Libya, Middle East, Morocco, North Africa, Political economy, Regional Economic Outlook

Historic transitions in the Arab Spring countries are coming under increasing strain frommacroeconomic pressures and unmet social demands. Domestic uncertainty over the countries' future course, compounded by the g...

Credit Growth in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia Region

Credit Growth in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia Region »

Source: Credit Growth in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia Region

Volume/Issue: 2008/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joe Crowley

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870428

Keywords: Economic growth, Consumer credit, Credit expansion, Credit, Capital flows, Private sector, Oil exports, Oil, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia

Rapid private sector credit growth in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia has been a result of strong economic growth, financial deepening, and banks' willingness to explore consumer credit markets. Eco...

Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2004/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451874389

Keywords: Financial development, index, measurement, Middle East and North Africa, banking, financial sector, banking sector, bank assets, bank credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Based on data collected on a wide range of financial sector indicators, new indices of financial development for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are constructed, encompassing six themes: develo...

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2012/093

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 October 2012

ISBN: 9781498339711

Keywords: Banks, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Europe, Fiscal policy, Fiscal risk, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa

The already sluggish global recovery has suffered new setbacks and uncertainty weighs heavily on prospects. The euro area crisis intensified in the first half of 2012 and growth has slowed across the globe, reflect...

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/087

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2013

ISBN: 9781498341134

Keywords: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, Fiscal risk, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa, Oil prices, Spillovers

The global and regional economic environment remains challenging. Global growth remains tepid, and although some pick-up is expected, risks are tilted to the downside. Recent volatility in financial markets is havi...

Appendix II. Unconventional Tools and Financial Stability Concerns in Central Bank Responses to the Crisis

Appendix II. Unconventional Tools and Financial Stability Concerns in Central Bank Responses to the Crisis »

Source: Monetary Issues in the Middle East and North Africa Region : A Policy Implementation Handbook for Central Bankers

Volume/Issue: 2013/10

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Simon Gray , and Philippe Karam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2013

ISBN: 9781475590562

Keywords: Bank supervision, Central banks, Egypt, Jordan, Interest rate policy, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa, Monetary transmission mechanism, Tunisia

Monetary policy and financial stability frameworks before the crisis—main features Maintaining low and stable inflation was thought to be the main contribution monetary policy could...