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   2015  2016
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Consumer Prices 3.3 3.6
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2015)
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Kuwait and the IMF
Updated April 18, 2015

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on November 25, 2013. Listed below are items related to Kuwait, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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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 06, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF's Middle East Center for Economics and Finance and the Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center conclude Workshop on Fiscal Reporting and Transparency
February 05, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF's Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) and the Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center (METAC) conclude Workshop on Risk-Based Supervision in Institutions Offering Islamic Financial Services
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
December 09, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait
December 09, 2014 -- Kuwait: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/333
December 09, 2014 -- Kuwait: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/334
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 29, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF and Kuwait Officially Open Mideast Training Center
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Kuwait’s Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh officially inaugurated the IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait following an endorsement from the parliament.
October 25, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Welcomes GCC Countries Strong Economic Performance, Identifies Key Reforms to Sustain Growth
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 26, 2014 -- Kuwait: Concluding Statement of the 2014 Article IV Consultation
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 03, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Gulf Economies Should Diversify to Sustain Strong Future Growth
Economic diversification is vital if the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates—are to sustain strong growth in the future, a regional conference heard.
May 06, 2014 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Visit to Kuwait
May 01, 2014 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu at the Conclusion of his Visit to Kuwait
April 30, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF Opens Dialogue with Gulf Parliamentarians
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides a forum for parliamentarians from member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates—to exchange views on the Fund’s role and the economic issues facing the region.

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