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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...

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...

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Reforms Needed to Weather Shocks from Commodity Prices and Russia

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Reforms Needed to Weather Shocks from Commodity Prices and Russia »

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

A wave of large external shocks, particularly lower commodity prices and the slowdown in Russia, has weakened growth prospects and raised vulnerabilities in the region. Increases in public spend...

7. Spillovers from Russia to the CCA

7. Spillovers from Russia to the CCA »

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

In the face of sharply lower oil prices and geopolitical tensions and sanctions, economic activity in Russia has rapidly decelerated, resulting in negative spillovers to CCA countries. The exten...