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Kuwait and the IMF
Updated April 22, 2017

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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April 22, 2017 -- New 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: 278Kb
April 21, 2017 -- New Transcript of Middle East and Central Asia Press Briefing
April 10, 2017 -- IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Mission to Bahrain
January 17, 2017 -- IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait
January 17, 2017 -- Kuwait : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report
Author/Editor:International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.
Series:Country Report No. 17/15

January 17, 2017 -- Kuwait : Selected Issues
Author/Editor:International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.
Series:Country Report No. 17/16

January 03, 2017 -- Qatar: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2016 Article IV Mission
November 23, 2016 -- Diversifying Government Revenue in the GCC: Next Steps
November 23, 2016 -- More Bang for the Buck in the GCC: Structural Reform Priorities to Power Growth in a Low Oil Price Environment
November 23, 2016 -- Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries
November 15, 2016 -- Kuwait: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2016 Article IV Mission
October 08, 2016 -- 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: 188Kb
August 05, 2016 -- The Impact of Oil Prices on the Banking System in the GCC
Author/Editor: Padamja Khandelwal | Ken Miyajima | Andre O Santos
Series: Working Paper No. 16/161
June 08, 2016 -- Learning to Live with Cheaper Oil : Policy Adjustment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries
Author/Editor: Martin Sommer | Allan Auclair | Armand Fouejieu | Inutu Lukonga | Saad Quayyum | Amir Sadeghi | Gazi Shbaikat | Andrew Tiffin | Bruno Versailles
Series: Middle East and Central Asia Departmental Paper No. 16/3
May 20, 2016 -- Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability in the Arab Region
Author/Editor: Ananthakrishnan Prasad | Heba Abdel Monem | Pilar Garcia Martinez
Series: Working Paper No. 16/98
May 16, 2016 -- Press Release: The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance, Jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, held a Symposium that Discussed the Path to Economic Diversification in Kuwait and Other GCC Countries
April 29, 2016 -- Economic Diversification in Oil-Exporting Arab Countries
Subject: Oil exporting countries | Economic conditions | Oil prices | Oil revenues | Nonoil sector | Private sector | Public sector | Employment | Population | Labor market reforms
April 15, 2016 -- 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: 162Kb
March 16, 2016 -- 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
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.

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