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Saudi Arabia and the IMF
Updated August 21, 2017

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IMF Survey Online
October 19, 2016 -- Middle East, North Africa Region Urged to Stay on Course with Reforms
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.