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Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 2.2 2
Consumer Prices 3.2 2.3
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2016)
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Kingdom of Bahrain: Financial Position in the Fund


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Kingdom of Bahrain and the IMF
Updated May 20, 2016

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on March 28, 2012. Listed below are items related to the Kingdom of Bahrain, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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May 20, 2016 -- New Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability in the Arab Region
Author/Editor: Ananthakrishnan Prasad | Heba Abdel Monem | Pilar Garcia Martinez
Series: Working Paper No. 16/98
April 29, 2016 -- Economic Diversification in Oil-Exporting Arab Countries
Subject: Oil exporting countries | Economic conditions | Oil prices | Oil revenues | Nonoil sector | Private sector | Public sector | Employment | Population | Labor market reforms
April 26, 2016 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Bahrain
April 15, 2016 -- IMFC Statement by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 162Kb
January 29, 2016 -- Press Release: IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission to Bahrain
December 10, 2015 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Energy Price Reforms in the GCC—What Can Be Learned From International Experiences?
Subject: Energy prices | Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Oil prices | Natural gas | Electric power | Pricing reforms | Fiscal reforms | Cross country analysis
December 10, 2015 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Oil Prices, Financial Stability, and the Use of Countercyclical Macroprudential Policies in the GCC
Subject: Oil prices | Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Business cycles | External shocks | Banking sector | Liquidity | Macroprudential policy | Financial stability | Cross country analysis
December 10, 2015 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Tax Policy Reforms in the GCC Countries - Now and How?
Subject: Tax reforms | Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Tax policy | Value added tax | Tax revenues | Tax system reviews | Cross country analysis
November 09, 2015 -- Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC : Challenges and Options
Author/Editor: Ritu Basu | Ananthakrishnan Prasad | Sergio L. Rodriguez
Series: Working Paper No. 15/234
October 09, 2015 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 304Kb
September 29, 2015 -- How Does Bank Competition Affect Solvency, Liquidity and Credit Risk? Evidence from the MENA Countries
Author/Editor: Raja Almarzoqi | Sami Ben Naceur | Alessandro Scopelliti
Series: Working Paper No. 15/210
August 18, 2015 -- Comparing the Employment-Output Elasticities of Expatriates and Nationals in the Gulf Cooperation Council
Author/Editor: Alberto Behar
Series: Working Paper No. 15/191
May 29, 2015 -- Base Erosion, Profit Shifting and Developing Countries
Author/Editor: Ernesto Crivelli | Ruud A. de Mooij | Michael Keen
Series: Working Paper No. 15/118
May 18, 2015 -- Islamic Finance, Consumer Protection, and Financial Stability
Author/Editor: Inutu Lukonga
Series: Working Paper No. 15/107
April 18, 2015 -- IMFC Statement by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 216Kb
March 23, 2015 -- Assessing The Impact Of Fiscal Shocks On Output In MENAP Countries
Author/Editor: Martin D. Cerisola | Chadi Abdallah | Victor Davies | Mark Fischer
Series: Technical Notes and Manuals No.2015/1
Notes: Download the Data File
December 23, 2014 -- Economic Diversification in the GCC: Past, Present, and Future
Author/Editor: Tim Callen | Reda Cherif | Fuad Hasanov | Amgad Hegazy | Padamja Khandelwal
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 14/12
December 22, 2014 -- Assessing Concentration Risks in GCC Banks; Annual Meeting of Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors; Kuwait City, Kuwait; IMF Policy Paper ; October 25, 2014
December 22, 2014 -- Labor Market Reforms to Boost Employment and Productivity in the GCC—An Update
November 17, 2014 -- IMF Survey : More Efficient Public Investment a Mideast, Central Asia Priority
Improving the efficiency of public infrastructure investment across many oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa and the Caucasus and Central Asia is now more important than ever, a new IMF study says.

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