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Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP 1.4 1.8
Consumer Prices 3 3.5
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2014)
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Kuwait and the IMF
Updated December 9, 2014

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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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
May 09, 2011 -- Kuwait-2011 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
November 06, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF and Kuwait Establish an IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance
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
August 11, 2010 -- Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities-Kuwait Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities
Subject: Administered accounts | Kuwait | External financing | Technical assistance | Financial instruments | Executive Board decisions | Lapse of time approval
July 29, 2010 -- Kuwait: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 10/235
July 29, 2010 -- Kuwait: 2010 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 10/236
July 29, 2010 -- Kuwait: Financial System Stability Assessment - Update
Series: Country Report No. 10/239
July 21, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
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
March 12, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Gulf Countries Limit Fallout from Crisis
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have managed to contain the fallout from the global financial crisis, but the crisis has revealed financial sector vulnerabilities that need to be addressed, the IMF says.
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
May 18, 2009 -- Kuwait: 2009 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 09/152
May 13, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Sovereign Funds Set Up Permanent Representative Forum
Sovereign wealth funds establish a standing global forum to discuss issues central to sovereign funds and the broader international financial community. The forum will also keep under review issues relating to the application of Santiago Principles, designed to ensure an open international investment environment.
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
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 01, 2008 -- Understanding the Inflationary Process in the GCC Region: The Case of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
Author/Editor: Hasan, Maher | Alogeel, Hesham
Series: Working Paper No. 08/193
June 19, 2008 -- Kuwait: 2008 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait
Series: Country Report No. 08/191

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