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Source: Qatar : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/18

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463934491

Keywords: banking, central bank, current account, banking system

This 2011 Article IV Consultation highlights that Qatar is using its fiscal space, generated from an increase in hydrocarbon production and prices, to implement a large public spending program. Large infrastructure...

Kuwait: Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Kuwait: Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Kuwait : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2003/13

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451822281

Keywords: budget, central bank, debt, interest, article

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that in 2001, overall real growth for Kuwait fell slightly as oil output dropped following OPEC-mandated production cuts. The real non-oil GDP growth decelerated to 0.5...

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Source: Qatar : 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Statement and Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Qatar

Volume/Issue: 2011/64

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455219957

Keywords: debt, central bank, external debt, debt management, interest, Staff Report,

Qatar has weathered the global economic crisis well. Enhancement of liquefied natural gas capacity (LNG), government support to the banking system, and increase in public spending sustain the high growth rates. The...

United Arab Emirates

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Source: United Arab Emirates : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2003/67

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451801125

Keywords: banking sector, commercial banks, banking system, national banks, central bank

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix presents five essays examining issues in the United Arab Emirates related to the financial sector, long-term fiscal trends, fiscal sustainability, the competitive...

Republic of Yemen

Republic of Yemen »

Source: Republic of Yemen : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2001/61

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2001

ISBN: 9781451840780

Keywords: central bank, crude oil, petroleum products, oil prices, external debt

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

III Budget Structure and Implications for Fiscal Policy

III Budget Structure and Implications for Fiscal Policy »

Source: Kuwait : From Reconstruction to Accumulation for Future Generations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): John Wilson , Susan Fennell , Nigel Chalk , Mohamed El-Erian , and Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756237

Keywords: central bank, expenditure, debt, capital expenditure, interest

In the years since the Iraqi occupation, Kuwait has recorded budget deficits as well as lower investment income. The budget deficits reflected the high spending associated with liberation, reconstruction, an...

II Accumulation for Future Generations: Kuwait’s Economic Challenges

II Accumulation for Future Generations: Kuwait’s Economic Challenges »

Source: Kuwait : From Reconstruction to Accumulation for Future Generations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): John Wilson , Susan Fennell , Nigel Chalk , Mohamed El-Erian , and Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756237

Keywords: central bank, expenditure, debt, capital expenditure, interest

Kuwait is a rich country. It has large oil reserves and, owing to its prudent financial policies of the 1970s and 1980s, possesses considerable foreign assets. The economy has a tradition of low inflation, a...

V The Kuwaiti Financial System: Structure and Experience

V The Kuwaiti Financial System: Structure and Experience »

Source: Kuwait : From Reconstruction to Accumulation for Future Generations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): John Wilson , Susan Fennell , Nigel Chalk , Mohamed El-Erian , and Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756237

Keywords: central bank, expenditure, debt, capital expenditure, interest

The financial system serves as an intermediary between borrowers and lenders or, from the economic perspective, between the saving and investing activities in an economy. The smooth functioning of this syste...

Chapter 1: Economic Growth

Chapter 1: Economic Growth »

Source: Islamic Republic of Iran : Managing the Transition to a Market Economy

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

ISBN: 9781589064416

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary policy, central bank, inflation, reer

Iran faces the challenge of increasing its growth rate to reduce unemployment and improve the living standards of its population over the medium term. Growth performance in recent years (6 percent during 200...

Chapter 3: Moving toward a Market-Based Monetary Policy

Chapter 3: Moving toward a Market-Based Monetary Policy »

Source: Islamic Republic of Iran : Managing the Transition to a Market Economy

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

ISBN: 9781589064416

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary policy, central bank, inflation, reer

Reform of the monetary policy framework in Iran is needed in connection with the efforts to liberalize the financial system (Chapter 2) and the authorities’ objective of reducing the inflation rate to single...