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United Arab Emirates

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Source: United Arab Emirates : Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Volume/Issue: 2008/305

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451801217

Keywords: money laundering, law enforcement, terrorist financing, penal code, legal assistance

This paper highlights the detailed assessment report on antimoney laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The AML law needs to be amended to expand the range of...

Algeria: Selected Issues

Algeria: Selected Issues »

Source: Algeria : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2006/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451811506

Keywords: regional integration, trade liberalization, trade diversion, free trade area, labor market

This Selected Issues paper for Algeria analyzes the potential economic impact of Algeria's Association Agreement with the European Union (AAEU). The paper lays out the major elements of Algeria's AAEU and makes a c...

Islamic Republic of Iran

Islamic Republic of Iran »

Source: Islamic Republic of Iran : Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2010/76

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451981803

Keywords: electricity, energy policy, energy efficiency, electricity production, petroleum products

This Selected Issues paper discusses the economics of energy price reform in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Economic policies in Iran have traditionally relied on the abundant availability of energy at a low price t...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

This seminar volume, edited by Said El-Naggar, examines the challenge that Arab countries with large public sectors face in placing the privatization process within the wider context of structural change....

Economic Diversification in the GCC

Economic Diversification in the GCC »

Source: Economic Diversification in the GCC : Past, Present, and Future

Volume/Issue: 2014/12

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Tim Callen , Reda Cherif , Fuad Hasanov , Amgad Hegazy , and Padamja Khandelwal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498303231

Keywords: Export diversification, Exports, Bahrain, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Oil revenues, Oman, Private sector, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: The economies of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are heavily reliant on oil. Greater economic diversification would reduce their exposure to volatility and uncertainty in the global oil m...

2. MENAP Oil Importers: Growth Trending Up, but More Reforms Needed to Create Jobs

2. MENAP Oil Importers: Growth Trending Up, but More Reforms Needed to Create Jobs »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, October 2015

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513528526

Keywords: environment, oil, oil prices, prices, exporters

The recovery in the region is gaining strength thanks to progress toward political stability, economic reforms, lower oil prices, and improvement in euro area growth—with growth rising to 4 perc...

III. The Intensification of Structural Reforms

III. The Intensification of Structural Reforms »

Source: The Economy of the Middle East and North Africa in 1997

Series: Books

Author(s): Mohamed El-Erian , and Susan Fennell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757111

Keywords: oil prices, oil exporters, stock market, crude oil, natural gas

A. Addressing Structural Impediments Full development of the economic potential of the region has in the past been constrained by macroeconomic instability and serious structural imp...

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, October 2015

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513528526

Keywords: environment, oil, oil prices, prices, exporters

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/2015/mcd/eng/pdf/mreost1015.xlsx...

MENAP Region Highlights

MENAP Region Highlights »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, October 2015

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513528526

Keywords: environment, oil, oil prices, prices, exporters

The near-term outlook for the MENAP region is dominated by geopolitical and oil price developments. Regional uncertainties arising from the complex conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen are weighing on...

6. How Might the Sustained Decline in Oil Prices Affect MENA and CCA Banking Systems?

6. How Might the Sustained Decline in Oil Prices Affect MENA and CCA Banking Systems? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, October 2015

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513528526

Keywords: environment, oil, oil prices, prices, exporters

The slump in oil prices, through its adverse impact on oil-dependent economies, has raised questions about financial sector stability in MENA and the CCA. The risks are more pronounced in the CC...