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Consumer Prices 3.2 2.3
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Kingdom of Bahrain and the IMF
Updated August 5, 2016

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on March 30, 2016. 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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August 05, 2016 -- The Impact of Oil Prices on the Banking System in the GCC
Author/Editor: Padamja Khandelwal | Ken Miyajima | Andre O Santos
Series: Working Paper No. 16/161
June 16, 2016 -- Kingdom of Bahrain : Financial Sector Assessment Program, Detailed Assessment of Observance Assessment of Observance of the CPMI-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures
Series: Country Report No. 16/170
June 08, 2016 -- Learning to Live with Cheaper Oil : Policy Adjustment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries
Author/Editor: Martin Sommer | Allan Auclair | Armand Fouejieu | Inutu Lukonga | Saad Quayyum | Amir Sadeghi | Gazi Shbaikat | Andrew Tiffin | Bruno Versailles
Series: Middle East and Central Asia Departmental Paper No. 16/3
May 20, 2016 -- 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.
November 12, 2014 -- Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries
October 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Minister 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: 205Kb
September 24, 2014 -- Soaring of the Gulf Falcons: Diversification in the GCC Oil Exporters in Seven Propositions
Author/Editor: Reda Cherif | Fuad Hasanov
Series: Working Paper No. 14/177
June 18, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Bahrain
April 11, 2014 -- 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: 154Kb
March 25, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation Mission to Bahrain
March 19, 2014 -- Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries
Author/Editor: Zsofia Arvai | Ananthakrishnan Prasad | Kentaro Katayama
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 14/1
November 13, 2013 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries
Subject: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Middle East | North Africa | Transition economies | Oil prices | Fiscal risk | Spillovers | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Cross country analysis
November 13, 2013 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Labor Market Reforms to Boost Employment and Productivity in the GCC
Subject: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Unemployment | Labor productivity | Labor market reforms | Private sector | Global competitiveness | Cross country analysis
May 15, 2013 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Bahrain
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by The Honorable Sultan N. Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the Central Bank, of the 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: 129Kb
October 29, 2012 -- Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries: Annual Meeting of Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors; October 5–6, 2012
October 16, 2012 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries
Subject: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Middle East | North Africa | Europe | Banks | Fiscal risk | Spillovers | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Economic indicators
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs of the 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: 331Kb
May 01, 2012 -- Monetary Policy Transmission in the GCC Countries
Author/Editor: Ananthakrishnan Prasad | Raphael A. Espinoza
Series: Working Paper No. 12/132
April 24, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Bahrain
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 21, 2012 -- 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: 331Kb
May 19, 2011 -- Middle East and North Africa: Protecting Social Cohesion and Economic Stability, A Commentary by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
December 13, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the 2010 Article IV Consultation Mission to Bahrain
October 09, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Ministry of Finance, 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: 415Kb
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Sultan N. Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 346Kb
March 30, 2010 -- Global Financial Crisis Highlights GCC’s Policy Challenges by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department
October 04, 2009 -- 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, Liberia, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 292Kb
September 09, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Bahrain
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 01, 2009 -- International Financial Statistics, July 2009
Series: Volume 62, No. 7
May 04, 2009 -- International Financial Statistics, May 2009
Series: Volume 62, No. 5
April 25, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by the H.E. Sultan N. Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the Central Bank, 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: 333Kb
April 01, 2009 -- International Financial Statistics, April, 2009
Series: Volume 62, No. 4
October 11, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Sultan N. Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the United Arab Emirates Central Bank
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: 287Kb
August 29, 2008 -- Press Release: Kingdom of Bahrain Participating in the IMF's General Data Dissemination System
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Sultan N. Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the United Arab Emirates Central Bank
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: 187Kb
March 26, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Bahrain
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
March 29, 2007 -- Kingdom of Bahrain: Detailed Assessment on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 07/134
February 01, 2007 -- International Financial Statistics, May 2007
Series: Volume 60, No. 05
November 04, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato Welcomes the Large Investment Programs in the GCC Countries and Highlights the Importance of Planned Monetary Union
April 22, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Sultan Bin Nasser Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the United Arab Emirates Central Bank
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: 38Kb
April 04, 2006 -- Financial Soundness Indicators : Compilation Guide
Notes: Also Available in French and Spanish
March 06, 2006 -- Kingdom of Bahrain: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics, Banking Supervision, Insurance Supervision, Securities Regulation, and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 06/91
February 01, 2006 -- Providing Official Statistics for the Common Market and Monetary Union in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries: A Case for "Gulfstat"
Author/Editor: Al-Mansouri, Abdulrahman K. L. | Dziobek, Claudia Helene
Series: Working Paper No. 06/38
June 01, 2005 -- A Cross-Country Non-Parametric Analysis of Bahrain's Banking Sector
Author/Editor: Grigorian, David A. | Manole, Vlad
Series: Working Paper No. 05/117
April 16, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency, Sultan Bin Nasser Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the United Arab Emirates Central Bank
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: 37Kb
October 03, 2004 -- Statement by the Hon. Abdulla Hassan Saif, Governor of the Fund and the World Bank for the Kingdom Of Bahrain, on behalf of the Arab Governors, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 122Kb
October 02, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency, Sultan Bin Nasser Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the United Arab Emirates Central Bank
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: 579Kb
August 24, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Bahrain
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 02, 2004 -- Japan: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes--FATF Recommendationsfor Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 04/187
April 24, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency, Mohamed K. Khirbash, Minister of State for Finance and Industry, Ministry of Finance and Industry, 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: 559Kb
February 28, 2003 -- Financial Infrastructure, Group Interests, and Capital Accumulation : Theory, Evidence, and Policy
Author/Editor: Biaggio Bossone | Sandeep Mahajan | Farah Zahir
Series: Working Paper No. 03/24
December 01, 2002 -- Finance & Development, December 2002 - Common Currency
By Ugo Fasano and Zubair Iqbal - GCC countries face fundamental choices as they head for monetary union.
September 28, 2002 -- Statement by His Excellency Mohamed K. Khirbash Minister of State for Finance and Industry Ministry of Finance and Industry, United Arab Emirates, International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting, September 28, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
January 01, 2000 -- Deposit Insurance : Actual and Good Practices
Author/Editor: G. G. Garcia
Series: Occasional Paper No. 197
September 28, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Mahfoudh Ould Mohamed Ali, Governor of the IMF for Mauritania on behalf of the Arab Governors, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 18Kb
September 26, 1999 -- Statement by The Honorable Sultan Nasser Al-Suwaidi Governor United Arab Emirates, Interim Committee Meeting, September 26, 1999
The Interim Committee member for the constituency consisting of Kingdom of Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates and Republic of Yemen
January 01, 1997 -- External Stability Under Alternative Nominal Exchange Rate Anchors: An Application to the GCC Countries
Author/Editor: Iqbal, Zubair | Erbas, S. Nuri
Series: Working Paper No. 97/8
Notes: This paper was presented at the Eleventh Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Istanbul, August 21-24, 1996.

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