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Kuwait and the IMF
Updated January 15, 2016

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on November 25, 2015. Listed below are items related to Kuwait, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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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.
December 10, 2015 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Energy Price Reforms in the GCC—What Can Be Learned From International Experiences?
Subject: Energy prices | Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Oil prices | Natural gas | Electric power | Pricing reforms | Fiscal reforms | Cross country analysis
December 10, 2015 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Oil Prices, Financial Stability, and the Use of Countercyclical Macroprudential Policies in the GCC
Subject: Oil prices | Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Business cycles | External shocks | Banking sector | Liquidity | Macroprudential policy | Financial stability | Cross country analysis
December 10, 2015 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Tax Policy Reforms in the GCC Countries - Now and How?
Subject: Tax reforms | Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Tax policy | Value added tax | Tax revenues | Tax system reviews | Cross country analysis
December 07, 2015 -- Transcript of a Conference Call by IMF official on Kuwait’s 2015 Article IV Consultation
December 02, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait
December 02, 2015 -- Kuwait: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait
Series: Country Report No. 15/327
December 02, 2015 -- Kuwait: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 15/328
November 11, 2015 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of Her Visit to Kuwait
November 11, 2015 -- Unlocking the Promise of Islamic Finance, Speech by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund at the Islamic Finance Conference, Kuwait City, Kuwait; November 11, 2015
November 09, 2015 -- Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC : Challenges and Options
Author/Editor: Ritu Basu | Ananthakrishnan Prasad | Sergio L. Rodriguez
Series: Working Paper No. 15/234
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.
October 09, 2015 -- 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: 304Kb
September 29, 2015 -- How Does Bank Competition Affect Solvency, Liquidity and Credit Risk? Evidence from the MENA Countries
Author/Editor: Raja Almarzoqi | Sami Ben Naceur | Alessandro Scopelliti
Series: Working Paper No. 15/210
September 21, 2015 -- Kuwait: 2015 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the IMF
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.
September 10, 2015 -- “But we are different!” : 12 Common Weaknesses in Banking Laws, and What to Do About Them
Author/Editor: Wouter Bossu | Dawn Chew
Series: Working Paper No. 15/200
August 18, 2015 -- Comparing the Employment-Output Elasticities of Expatriates and Nationals in the Gulf Cooperation Council
Author/Editor: Alberto Behar
Series: Working Paper No. 15/191
May 05, 2015 -- Tax Policy in MENA Countries : Looking Back and Forward
Author/Editor: Mario Mansour
Series: Working Paper No. 15/98
April 18, 2015 -- 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: 216Kb
March 06, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF's Middle East Center for Economics and Finance and the Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center conclude Workshop on Fiscal Reporting and Transparency

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