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Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757128.071

ISBN: 9781557757128

Keywords: labor market, employment, labor force, financial institutions, financial systems

This volume comprises two separate papers on key structural aspects of the reform process in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. The first paper addresses issues related to financial intermediation and reform i...

Appendix. Illustrative Labor Market Scenarios in GCC Countries, 1995-2010

Appendix. Illustrative Labor Market Scenarios in GCC Countries, 1995-2010 »

Source: Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757128

Keywords: labor market, employment, labor force, financial institutions, financial systems

Supply of Labor The supply for labor is projected on the basis of the World Bank estimates of working age population (World Development Indicators CD-ROM, 1997) and staff estimates o...

Financial Systems and Reform in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Financial Systems and Reform in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries »

Source: Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757128

Keywords: labor market, employment, labor force, financial institutions, financial systems

Executive Summary • Since the end of the regional crisis in 1990-91, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) 1 financial systems have witnessed a rapid d...

I. Introduction

I. Introduction »

Source: Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757128

Keywords: labor market, employment, labor force, financial institutions, financial systems

During the 1970s and the early 1980s, the GCC countries made significant progress in financial deepening and in building a modern financial infrastructure. Abundant oil revenue led to the accumulation of siz...

II. Structure of the GCC Financial Sectors

II. Structure of the GCC Financial Sectors »

Source: Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757128

Keywords: labor market, employment, labor force, financial institutions, financial systems

A. Banking Intermediation The GCC countries have a fairly large number of banks with extensive networks of branches. Banks are also, with few exceptions, financially strong and well...

III. Main Challenges Facing the GCC Financial Markets

III. Main Challenges Facing the GCC Financial Markets »

Source: Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757128

Keywords: labor market, employment, labor force, financial institutions, financial systems

A key challenge facing the financial sector in the GCC countries is to respond to the new demands arising from the strengthening of the role of the private sector and the governments’ gradual disengagement f...

IV. Remaining Reform Issues

IV. Remaining Reform Issues »

Source: Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757128

Keywords: labor market, employment, labor force, financial institutions, financial systems

As highlighted above, the GCC countries have already completed most of the crucial stages in their gradual process of liberalization and reform of their financial sectors. Nevertheless, there are some outsta...

V. Concluding Remarks

V. Concluding Remarks »

Source: Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757128

Keywords: labor market, employment, labor force, financial institutions, financial systems

The GCC countries face important challenges of improving economic efficiency; diversifying their economic base, given their excessive reliance on depletable natural resources; and more important, providing i...

Labor Market Challenges and Policies in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Labor Market Challenges and Policies in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries »

Source: Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757128

Keywords: labor market, employment, labor force, financial institutions, financial systems

Executive Summary • The rapid growth of the GCC economies over the past three decades required large inflows of foreign labor. Expatriate workers currently comprise over one-half of...

I. Introduction

I. Introduction »

Source: Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757128

Keywords: labor market, employment, labor force, financial institutions, financial systems

A distinguishing feature of the GCC countries is the significant proportion of expatriate workers in the labor force and the segmentation of their labor markets. Better educated nationals traditionally have...