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Regional Economic Outlook, November 2018, Middle East and Central Asia

Regional Economic Outlook, November 2018, 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: 24 October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375389.086

ISBN: 9781484375389

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, economic outlook, global trade tensions, oil-importing countries

As in other regions in the world, countries in MENAP and CCA regions are exposed to tightening in global financing conditions and ongoing global trade tensions. The former has already begun to impact several emergi...

A Primeron Fiscal Analysis in Oil-Producing Countries

A Primeron Fiscal Analysis in Oil-Producing Countries »

Source: A Primeron Fiscal Analysis in Oil-Producing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2009/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paulo Medas , and Daria Zakharova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451872033

Keywords: resource revenue, oil prices, fiscal sustainability, fiscal indicators, oil reserves,

This paper proposes an integrated approach to fiscal policy analysis in oil producing countries (OPCs) geared towards addressing their unique and complex policy challenges. First, an accurate assessment of the fisc...

Oil Prices and GCC Stock Markets: New Evidence from Smooth Transition Models

Oil Prices and GCC Stock Markets: New Evidence from Smooth Transition Models »

Source: Oil Prices and GCC Stock Markets: New Evidence from Smooth Transition Models

Volume/Issue: 2018/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nidhaleddine Ben Cheikh , Sami Ben Naceur , Oussama Kanaan , and Christophe Rault

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484353622

Keywords: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Oil prices, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Republic of, GCC stock markets

Our paper examines the effect of oil price changes on Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) stock markets using nonlinear smooth transition regression (STR) models. Contrary to conventional wisdom, our empirical results r...

1. MENAP Oil-Exporting Countries: Higher Oil Prices Providing Temporary Support

1. MENAP Oil-Exporting Countries: Higher Oil Prices Providing Temporary Support »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2018, 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: 24 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375389

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, economic outlook, global trade tensions, oil-importing countries

Supported by higher oil prices, oil exporters in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region will experience visible improvements in external and fiscal balances in 2...

2. MENAP Oil-Importing Countries: Safeguarding the Growth Recovery Amid Rising Risks

2. MENAP Oil-Importing Countries: Safeguarding the Growth Recovery Amid Rising Risks »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2018, 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: 24 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375389

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, economic outlook, global trade tensions, oil-importing countries

Growth among oil-importing countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region is expected to continue at a modest pace in 2018 and to strengthen slightly over t...

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Unlocking the Region’s Growth Potential

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Unlocking the Region’s Growth Potential »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2018, 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: 24 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375389

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, economic outlook, global trade tensions, oil-importing countries

After a recovery in 2017, GDP growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region is expected to stabilize in 2018 and in the medium term. However, at forecast growth rates, it will take nearly...

4. Fiscal Policy for Durable and Inclusive Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

4. Fiscal Policy for Durable and Inclusive Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2018, 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: 24 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375389

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, economic outlook, global trade tensions, oil-importing countries

Middle East and Central Asia policymakers face the challenge of boosting inclusive growth amid limited fiscal policy space. Further fiscal consolidation is needed across the region to secure deb...

5. Private Investment for Inclusive Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

5. Private Investment for Inclusive Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2018, 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: 24 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375389

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, economic outlook, global trade tensions, oil-importing countries

Between 2000 and 2017, annual private investment in Middle East and Central Asia countries averaged 15.6 percent of GDP, the second lowest worldwide afier sub-Saharan Africa. Since the global fi...

Global Developments and Outlook: Implications for the Middle East and Central Asia Regions

Global Developments and Outlook: Implications for the Middle East and Central Asia Regions »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2018, 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: 24 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375389

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, economic outlook, global trade tensions, oil-importing countries

Global growth for 2018–19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level of 3.7 percent (see table). However, this projection is 0.2 percentage point lower than the April 2018 World Economic Outlook, with t...

A Primeron Fiscal Analysis in Oil-Producing Countries

A Primeron Fiscal Analysis in Oil-Producing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2009/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paulo Medas , and Daria Zakharova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451872033.001

ISBN: 9781451872033

Keywords: resource revenue, oil prices, fiscal sustainability, fiscal indicators, oil reserves,

This paper proposes an integrated approach to fiscal policy analysis in oil producing countries (OPCs) geared towards addressing their unique and complex policy challenges. First, an accurate assessment of the fisc...