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Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP -0.2 3.5
Consumer Prices 4.2 3.6
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2017)
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Kuwait and the IMF
Updated August 21, 2017

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IMF Survey Online
January 15, 2016 -- IMF Survey : IMF Middle East Training Center in Kuwait Explores Emerging Global Issues
About a year after its inauguration, Oussama Kanaan, Director of the IMF’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait, talks about expanding the center’s training capacity to tackle rising global challenges.
November 09, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Islamic Finance: Meeting Global Aspirations
Islamic finance has undergone a rapid expansion reflecting its ability to meet the changing demands of consumers and businesses, and fostering higher and more inclusive growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.