Executive Board
Calendar
Board Discussions
on Saudi Arabia:

Previous:
July 11, 2014
July 8, 2013
July 18, 2011
July 12, 2010
July 13, 2009

Article IV Staff Reports

Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP 4.1 4.2
Consumer Prices 3 3.2
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2014)
Please refer to more recent PIN/Staff reports on this country for possible revisions.

Saudi Arabia: Financial Position in the Fund


You may contact us about Saudi Arabia and the IMF at Contact Us


Free Email Notification

Receive emails when we post new items of interest to you.

Subscribe or Modify your profile


Saudi Arabia and the IMF
Updated July 21, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 11, 2014. Listed below are items related to Saudi Arabia, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

All pages
1  2  3  4  5   Show All

July 21, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
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 20, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Mission Statement at the Conclusion of 2014 Article IV Discussions with Saudi Arabia
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.
April 09, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Fiscal Monitor Report
January 13, 2014 -- Economic Growth and Government Spending in Saudi Arabia: an Empirical Investigation
Author/Editor: Saad A. Alshahrani | Ali J. Alsadiq
Series: Working Paper No. 14/3
December 05, 2013 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu at the Conclusion of his Visit to Saudi Arabia
November 27, 2013 -- IMF Survey : IMF Facilitates Debate on Private Sector, Growth, Jobs in Mideast
The private sector’s contribution to growth and job creation in the Middle East and North Africa remains one of the lowest globally. To achieve its potential, the key constraints facing the private sector need to be identified and addressed.
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
July 24, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia: 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/229
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
July 24, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 13/230
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
July 24, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Saudi Arabia’s Strong Growth Offers Chance to Tackle Jobs Challenge
Saudi Arabia’s economy continues to perform well, with growth of 5.1 percent in 2012, thanks to high oil prices and output, strong private sector growth, and government spending, say IMF economists.
July 19, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Update—Detailed Assessment of Observance of the IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation
Series: Country Report No. 13/212
July 19, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Update—Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision
Series: Country Report No. 13/213
July 19, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Update—Detailed Assessment of Observance of the CPSS Core Principles for Systemically Important Payment Systems
Series: Country Report No. 13/214
July 12, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
May 20, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Mission Statement at the Conclusion of Article IV Discussions with Saudi Arabia
April 19, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Middle East Economic Outlook
March 05, 2013 -- External Linkages and Policy Constraints in Saudi Arabia
Author/Editor: Westelius, Niklas
Series: Working Paper No. 13/59
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
September 18, 2012 -- Saudi Arabia: 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 12/271
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
September 18, 2012 -- Saudi Arabia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 12/272
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
September 18, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Strong Saudi Economy Gives Fillip to Region, Advances Social Agenda
The outlook for the Saudi economy, which grew at 7.1 percent last year, remains buoyant, the IMF said in its annual economic review. The oil sector continues to dominate the economy, but strengthened budgetary institutions have reduced the linkage between the oil price and the level of fiscal spending, and progress has been made on diversifying the economy.
August 07, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes the 2012 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 29, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the 2012 Article IV Consultation Mission to Saudi Arabia
May 24, 2012 -- Arab Oil Importers Under Strain, A Commentary by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
May 01, 2012 -- Monetary Policy Transmission in the GCC Countries
Author/Editor: Espinoza, Raphael A. | Prasad, Ananthakrishnan
Series: Working Paper No. 12/132
April 20, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Mideast Oil Importers Under Strain, Oil Exporters Faring Well
The Middle East and North Africa region is going through a period of dramatic change. In the "Arab Spring" countries, political transition, pressing social demands, and an adverse external environment have combined to increase the near-term risks to macroeconomic stability, the IMF said in its latest assessment.
April 18, 2012 -- Saudi Arabia: Financial System Stability Assessment - Update
Series: Country Report No. 12/92
April 18, 2012 -- Saudi Arabia: Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes
Series: Country Report No. 12/93
March 16, 2012 -- Enhancing Surveillance - Interconnectedness and Clusters - Background Paper
Subject: Surveillance | Saudi Arabia | Asia | Business cycles | Economic integration | Trade integration | Oil prices | Oil revenues | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Background papers
February 04, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to Saudi Arabia
September 21, 2011 -- Saudi Arabia: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 11/292
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
September 21, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Saudi Arabia Addressing Jobs, Housing as Economy Rebounds
Higher oil prices—together with strong support from public spending—have helped Saudi Arabia's economy rebound strongly from the global economic crisis.
August 23, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 31, 2011 -- Statement at the Conclusion of the 2011 Article IV Consultation Mission to Saudi Arabia
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
March 17, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
March 01, 2011 -- How Strong are Fiscal Multipliers in the GCC? An Empirical Investigation
Author/Editor: Senhadji, Abdelhak S | Espinoza, Raphael A.
Series: Working Paper No. 11/61
January 11, 2011 -- Sluggish Credit Growth in the Gulf: Cause for Concern? by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department
November 01, 2010 -- Determinants of the Foreign Exchange Risk Premium in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Author/Editor: Poghosyan, Tigran
Series: Working Paper No. 10/255
August 27, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 30, 2009 -- Middle East and North Africa: Resilient Amid the Global Financial Storm by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department
August 18, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
February 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Stimulus Measures Bolstering Demand Amid Crisis, IMF Says
Most of the world's leading advanced and emerging market economies have adopted stimulus measures to counter the growing financial and economic crisis, according to an analysis by the IMF that estimates the collective impact on growth of around ½ -1¼ percentage points.
September 30, 2008 -- IMF Survey:
Antoinette Sayeh interview, IMF clarifies surveillance process, Georgia loan, Olivier Blanchard interview, Africa's financial sector, EMU slowdown, EU transfers, sovereign wealth fund principles, United Kingdom outlook, Uruguay's financial issues, Saudi Arabia's oil bonanza, news briefs. PDF File Size: 681Kb
August 12, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
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 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, IMF
March 04, 2008 -- Press Release: Saudi Arabia Begins Participation in the IMF's General Data Dissemination System
November 19, 2007 -- Financial Market Turbulence and Global Imbalances, Remarks at Conference on European Economic Integration, Austrian National Bank, by John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
October 23, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 22, 2007 -- Statement by the Hon. Ibrahim A. Al-Assaf, Governor of the World Bank and the IMF for Saudi Arabia, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 16Kb
June 29, 2007 -- Staff Report on the Multilateral Consultation on Global Imbalances with China, the Euro Area, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States
Subject: Article IV Consultations | Multilateral consultations | China | Japan | Saudi Arabia | United States | Euro Area | Exchange rate policy surveillance
May 31, 2007 -- The Multilateral Approach to Global Imbalances, Remarks by John Lipsky at the Brussels Economic Forum 2007, May 31, 2007
May 15, 2007 -- Consultation to Reduce Global Imbalance, Commentary by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
:Published in Le Monde
April 18, 2007 -- Issues Brief - The Multilateral Consulation on Global Imbalances
Multilateral consultations provide a new forum for discussion among members of the international community who share an interest in crucial economic issues. The consultations enable the IMF and its members to agree upon policy actions to address vulnerabilities that affect individual members and the global financial system. They will help policymakers to show that the measures they propose will be matched by measures taken by others, with benefits to all. The first multilateral consultation was launched in 2006 in order to address the issue of global payments imbalances with the IMF being entrusted to facilitate discussion and cooperation among senior policymakers.
April 14, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee Reviews Multilateral Consultation
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
October 30, 2006 -- IMF Survey:
Murilo Portugal, Agustin Carstens, Kyrgyz Republic, HIPC, central Asia, Indonesian debt, Saudi Arabian economy, Peter Kenen, European Central Bank, ECB, Danish economy, flexicurity,Burundi's economy, aid volatility, Indian and China, Doing Business. PDF File Size: 957Kb
September 27, 2006 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 05, 2006 -- Saudi Arabia: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics, Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency, Banking Supervision, and Payment Systems
Series: Country Report No. 06/199
April 22, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by UK Chancellor and International Monetary and Financial Committee Chairman Gordon Brown and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
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
January 09, 2006 -- IMF Survey:
IMF cancels debt; Iraq receives new loan; Brazil and Argentina repay IMF loans; Saudi Arabia Article IV summary; Credit booms in transition economies; India's textile and clothing sector; Maghreb parliamentarians; Public awareness of economic issues. PDF File Size: 298Kb
December 05, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 31, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
De Rato visits China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Belgium; Economic reviews of Ghana,The Gambia; Truman on IMF governance; Australia's economic expansion; Bahamas' monetary framework; Agricultural safeguards; Aid and NGOs; IMF promotes transparency. PDF File Size: 419Kb
October 18, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato's Statement at the Conclusion of his Visit to Saudi Arabia
October 18, 2005 -- Speech by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, At the Meeting of the Ministers of Finance and Governors of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
October 12, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato to Travel to China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Belgium during October 14-20
August 01, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato's Statement on the Death of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd
January 24, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
IMF assesses post-tsunami needs; Ireland's challenges after tiger years; four new books contrast European and U.S. socioeconomic paradigms; Trade and regional integration in Africa; Oil revenues help boost Saudi Arabia's real GDP growth; Mexico's recovery broadens; Vietnam builds on strong growth; Land inequality and economic development; and Gulf Cooperation Council countries explore ways to boost growth. Events coming up; IMF financial assistance at a glance. PDF File Size: 706Kb
January 12, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 24, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato's Statement at the Conclusion of his Visit to Saudi Arabia, October 23-24, 2004
October 20, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato to Visit Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Egypt
December 05, 2003 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 18, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Economic Outlook in the Middle East and North Africa
September 09, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Fulfilling a Promise: Reform Prospects in the MENA region
June 06, 2003 -- Transcript of Press Briefing by Managing Director Horst Köhler at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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.
October 25, 2002 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 07, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2001 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
July 13, 1998 -- Press Briefing on Russia -- David Williams
Questions and answers on the GAB, usable resources and the Fund's liquidity ratio.
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.
May 20, 1996 -- The Challenges for the Arab World in the Global Economy: Stability and Structural Adjustment -- Address by Michel Camdessus
Address by Michel Camdessus at the Annual Meeting of the Union of Arab Banks, New York
November 01, 1994 -- Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Oil-Producing Countries
Author/Editor: Liuksila, Claire | García, Alejandro | Bassett, Sheila
Series: Working Paper No. 94/137
November 01, 1994 -- Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Oil-Producing Countries
Author/Editor: Liuksila, Claire | García, Alejandro | Bassett, Sheila
Series: Working Paper No. 94/137

All pages
1  2  3  4  5   Show All