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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513528526.086

ISBN: 9781513528526

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

This issue discusses economic developments in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP), which continue to reflect the diversity of conditions prevailing across the region. Most high-income o...

The U.S. Oil Supply Revolution and the Global Economy1

The U.S. Oil Supply Revolution and the Global Economy1 »

Source: The U.S. Oil Supply Revolution and the Global Economy

Volume/Issue: 2015/259

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kamiar Mohaddes , and Mehdi Raissi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513509846

Keywords: Tight oil, shale oil, fracking revolution, oil price decline, oil supply, global macroeconometric modeling, international business cycle, oil, prices, oil prices

This paper investigates the global macroeconomic consequences of falling oil prices due to the oil revolution in the United States, using a Global VAR model estimated for 38 countries/regions over the period 1979Q2...

How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?

How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies? »

Source: How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?

Volume/Issue: 2015/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , Ian Parry , Louis Sears , and Baoping Shang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2015

ISBN: 9781513532196

Keywords: energy subsidies, efficient taxation, deadweight loss, revenue, subsidies, tax, vehicle, traffic, subsidy, Demand and Supply

This paper provides a comprehensive, updated picture of energy subsidies at the global and regional levels. It focuses on the broad notion of post-tax energy subsidies, which arise when consumer prices are below su...

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...

1. MENAP Oil-Exporting Countries: Grappling with Lower Oil Prices and Conflicts

1. MENAP Oil-Exporting Countries: Grappling with Lower Oil Prices and Conflicts »

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

Intensifying conflicts and depressed oil prices are weakening growth prospects and raising risks across the region, a situation compounded by the recent bout of global financial market volatilit...

4. Fiscal Adjustment to Lower Oil Prices in MENA and CCA Oil Exporters

4. Fiscal Adjustment to Lower Oil Prices in MENA and CCA Oil Exporters »

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

Facing a significant and persistent drop in oil prices, oil-exporting countries in MENA and CCA regions have started a process of fiscal adjustment. Although many countries have accumulated siza...

5. Economic Implications of Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran

5. Economic Implications of Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran »

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 recent agreement between the P5+1 and Iran allows for the removal of most economic sanctions and for a significant improvement in Iran’s economic outlook. 1...

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...

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...