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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...

Export Competitiveness - Fuel Price Nexus in Developing Countries: Real or False Concern?1

Export Competitiveness - Fuel Price Nexus in Developing Countries: Real or False Concern?1 »

Source: Export Competitiveness - Fuel Price Nexus in Developing Countries: Real or False Concern?

Volume/Issue: 2019/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kangni Kpodar , Stefania Fabrizio , and Kodjovi Eklou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484387771

Keywords: Oil prices, Demand elasticity, Gasoline prices, Cost of living, Energy prices, Retail fuel prices;Fuel Subsidies;Export growth;Developing countries.;fuel price increase;non-fuel;fuel price;price shock;energy price

This paper investigates the impact of domestic fuel price increases on export growth in a sample of 77 developing countries over the period 2000-2014. Using a fixed-effect estimator and the local projection approac...

Annex I. Medium-Term Economic Prospects in the MENAP and CCA Regions

Annex I. Medium-Term Economic Prospects in the MENAP and CCA Regions »

Source: 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

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

Economic growth potential in the Middle East and Central Asia is slowing faster than in other emerging market and developing regions, dampening hopes of reducing persistent unemp...

Annex II. Public Infrastructure Investment in the MENAP and CCA Regions

Annex II. Public Infrastructure Investment in the MENAP and CCA Regions »

Source: 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

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

Infrastructure investment is an important precondition for economic growth. The GCC countries already invest massively in infrastructure, but non-GCC oil exporters and MENA oil i...

Annex III. Access to Finance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the MENAP and CCA Regions

Annex III. Access to Finance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the MENAP and CCA Regions »

Source: 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

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

The growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is critical to raising and diversifying economic growth and generating employment in the MENAP and CCA regions. However, d...

Annex IV. Measuring Inclusiveness in the MENAP and CCA Regions

Annex IV. Measuring Inclusiveness in the MENAP and CCA Regions »

Source: 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

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

Poverty rates and income inequality have declined in the MENAP and CCA regions over the past two decades. The size of the middle class has remained significant in both regions bu...

Annex V. Economic Cooperation and Integration in the CCA

Annex V. Economic Cooperation and Integration in the CCA »

Source: 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

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

Economic cooperation and integration, within the CCA and with other regions, can help CCA countries leverage their comparative advantages, gain access to larger and faster growing markets, and r...

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

Source: 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

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 publication features an abbreviated version of the Statistical Appendix. The full Statistical Appendix is available online at www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/reo/2014/mcd/eng/pdf/mreost1014.xlsx....

1. MENAP Oil Exporters: Increasing Diversification, Reducing Reliance on Oil-Funded Spending

1. MENAP Oil Exporters: Increasing Diversification, Reducing Reliance on Oil-Funded Spending »

Source: 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

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

Intensified conflicts in Iraq and Libya have led to a downward revision in the 2014 growth projections for the MENAP oil exporters by ¾ of a percentage point compared with the Ma...

2. MENAP Oil Importers: Slow Recovery and Modest Prospects Call for Reform

2. MENAP Oil Importers: Slow Recovery and Modest Prospects Call for Reform »

Source: 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

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

Continued sociopolitical and security tensions, high public debt, and deep-rooted structural impediments continue to dampen the economic impetus provided by improvements in the external environm...