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On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries

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Source: On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/12

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Esteban Jadresic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451969481

Keywords: Currencies, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Currency, GCC countries, common currency, exchange rate, international monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary policy,

This paper assesses the eventual replacement of the currencies of the GCC countries with a common currency. It concludes that a properly implemented currency union may contribute to enhance economic efficiency in t...

Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC

Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC »

Source: Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC : Challenges and Options

Volume/Issue: 2015/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ritu Basu , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , and Sergio Rodriguez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513588513

Keywords: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Liquidity management, Monetary operations, Monetary policy, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Islamic banking, GCC

The assessment provides evidence of market segmentation across Islamic and conventional banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), leading to excess liquidity, and an uneven playing field for Islamic banks that m...

Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries

Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries »

Source: Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Zsofia Arvai , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , and Kentaro Katayama

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2014

ISBN: 9781484334430

Keywords: Bahrain, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Financial risk, Financial sector, Fiscal policy, Macroprudential Policy, Kuwait, Oman, Risk management, Saudi Arabia

As undiversified commodity exporters, GCC economies are prone to pro-cyclical systemic risk in the financial system. During periods of high hydrocarbon prices, favorable economic prospects make the financial sector...

Global Governance: New Players, New Rules

Global Governance: New Players, New Rules »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2007

Volume/Issue: 44/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451953923

Keywords: international monetary fund, world trade, financial markets, financial system, World trade organization (WTO), Africa Civil Society, Africa Democracy, Africa Economic Develoment. Political Aspects, Africa Ethnic Groups, Africa Freedom Of The Press

'Global Governance: Who's in Charge?' examines the challenges-financial, health, environmental, and trade-facing the international community in the 21st century and asks whether today';s system of global governance...

Governing Global Trade

Governing Global Trade »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2007

Volume/Issue: 44/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451953923

Keywords: international monetary fund, world trade, financial markets, financial system, World trade organization (WTO), Africa Civil Society, Africa Democracy, Africa Economic Develoment. Political Aspects, Africa Ethnic Groups, Africa Freedom Of The Press

'Global Governance: Who's in Charge?' examines the challenges-financial, health, environmental, and trade-facing the international community in the 21st century and asks whether today';s system of global governance...

Governing Global Health

Governing Global Health »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2007

Volume/Issue: 44/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451953923

Keywords: international monetary fund, world trade, financial markets, financial system, World trade organization (WTO), Africa Civil Society, Africa Democracy, Africa Economic Develoment. Political Aspects, Africa Ethnic Groups, Africa Freedom Of The Press

'Global Governance: Who's in Charge?' examines the challenges-financial, health, environmental, and trade-facing the international community in the 21st century and asks whether today';s system of global governance...

Point of View: Is the Global Health System Broken?

Point of View: Is the Global Health System Broken? »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2007

Volume/Issue: 44/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451953923

Keywords: international monetary fund, world trade, financial markets, financial system, World trade organization (WTO), Africa Civil Society, Africa Democracy, Africa Economic Develoment. Political Aspects, Africa Ethnic Groups, Africa Freedom Of The Press

'Global Governance: Who's in Charge?' examines the challenges-financial, health, environmental, and trade-facing the international community in the 21st century and asks whether today';s system of global governance...

Backcasting Latin America

Backcasting Latin America »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2007

Volume/Issue: 44/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451953923

Keywords: international monetary fund, world trade, financial markets, financial system, World trade organization (WTO), Africa Civil Society, Africa Democracy, Africa Economic Develoment. Political Aspects, Africa Ethnic Groups, Africa Freedom Of The Press

'Global Governance: Who's in Charge?' examines the challenges-financial, health, environmental, and trade-facing the international community in the 21st century and asks whether today';s system of global governance...

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)-Oil Prices, Financial Stability, and the Use of Countercyclical Macroprudential Policies in the GCC

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Oil Prices, Financial Stability, and the Use of Countercyclical Macroprudential Policies in the GCC »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Oil Prices, Financial Stability, and the Use of Countercyclical Macroprudential Policies in the GCC

Volume/Issue: 2015/062

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498343909

Keywords: Banking sector, Business cycles, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Cross country analysis, External shocks, Financial stability, Liquidity, Macroprudential Policy, Oil prices, Financial crises

Economic and financial developments in the GCC economies are interwoven with oil price movements. GCC economies are highly dependent on oil and gas exports. Oil price upturns lead to higher oil revenues, stronger f...