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Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP 3.9 2.9
Consumer Prices 2.5 2.4
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2014)
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Kingdom of Bahrain and the IMF
Updated October 11, 2014

Show all items sorted by date | Annual Meetings Speeches (2) | Finance & Development (1) | IMFC Statements (1) | Interim Committee Statements (1) | Press Releases (5) | Public Information Notices (5) | Publications (7) | Views & Commentaries (2) | Financial Sector Assessment Program (1) | Other (4) 
Annual Meetings Speeches
October 03, 2004 -- Statement by the Hon. Abdulla Hassan Saif, Governor of the Fund and the World Bank for the Kingdom Of Bahrain, on behalf of the Arab Governors, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 28, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Mahfoudh Ould Mohamed Ali, Governor of the IMF for Mauritania on behalf of the Arab Governors, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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Finance & Development
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.
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IMFC Statements
October 11, 2014 -- New 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
April 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency 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: 154Kb
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by The Honorable Sultan N. Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the Central Bank, of the 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: 129Kb
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs of the 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: 331Kb
April 21, 2012 -- 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: 331Kb
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
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
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
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
April 12, 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: 187Kb
April 22, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Sultan Bin Nasser 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: 38Kb
April 16, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency, Sultan Bin Nasser 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: 37Kb
October 02, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency, Sultan Bin Nasser 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: 579Kb
April 24, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency, Mohamed K. Khirbash, Minister of State for Finance and Industry, Ministry of Finance and Industry, 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: 559Kb
September 28, 2002 -- Statement by His Excellency Mohamed K. Khirbash Minister of State for Finance and Industry Ministry of Finance and Industry, United Arab Emirates, International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting, September 28, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
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Interim Committee Statements
September 26, 1999 -- Statement by The Honorable Sultan Nasser Al-Suwaidi Governor United Arab Emirates, Interim Committee Meeting, September 26, 1999
The Interim Committee member for the constituency consisting of Kingdom of Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates and Republic of Yemen
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Other
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
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
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Press Releases
June 18, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Bahrain
March 25, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation Mission to Bahrain
December 13, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the 2010 Article IV Consultation Mission to Bahrain
August 29, 2008 -- Press Release: Kingdom of Bahrain Participating in the IMF's General Data Dissemination System
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
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Public Information Notices
May 15, 2013 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Bahrain
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 24, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Bahrain
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 09, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Bahrain
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
March 26, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Bahrain
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 24, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Bahrain
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
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Publications
May 01, 2012 -- Monetary Policy Transmission in the GCC Countries
Author/Editor: Espinoza, Raphael A. | Prasad, Ananthakrishnan
Series: Working Paper No. 12/132
March 29, 2007 -- Kingdom of Bahrain: Detailed Assessment on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 07/134
March 06, 2006 -- Kingdom of Bahrain: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics, Banking Supervision, Insurance Supervision, Securities Regulation, and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 06/91
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
June 01, 2005 -- A Cross-Country Non-Parametric Analysis of Bahrain's Banking Sector
Author/Editor: Grigorian, David A. | Manole, Vlad
Series: Working Paper No. 05/117
July 02, 2004 -- Japan: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes--FATF Recommendationsfor Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 04/187
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.
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Views & Commentaries
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 30, 2010 -- Global Financial Crisis Highlights GCC’s Policy Challenges by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department