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Consumer Prices 3.4 3.8
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Kuwait and the IMF
Updated November 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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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
February 05, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF's Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) and the Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center (METAC) conclude Workshop on Risk-Based Supervision in Institutions Offering Islamic Financial Services
December 23, 2014 -- Economic Diversification in the GCC: Past, Present, and Future
Author/Editor: Tim Callen | Reda Cherif | Fuad Hasanov | Amgad Hegazy | Padamja Khandelwal
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 14/12
December 22, 2014 -- Assessing Concentration Risks in GCC Banks; Annual Meeting of Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors; Kuwait City, Kuwait; IMF Policy Paper ; October 25, 2014
December 22, 2014 -- Labor Market Reforms to Boost Employment and Productivity in the GCC—An Update
December 09, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait
December 09, 2014 -- Kuwait: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/333
December 09, 2014 -- Kuwait: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/334
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.
November 12, 2014 -- Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries
October 29, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF and Kuwait Officially Open Mideast Training Center
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Kuwait’s Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh officially inaugurated the IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait following an endorsement from the parliament.
October 25, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Welcomes GCC Countries Strong Economic Performance, Identifies Key Reforms to Sustain Growth

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