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Qatar and the IMF
Updated May 6, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on April 18, 2014. Listed below are items related to Qatar, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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May 06, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Qatar
May 06, 2014 -- Qatar: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Qatar
Series: Country Report No. 14/108
Notes: Also available in Arabic
May 06, 2014 -- Qatar: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/109
Notes: Also available in Arabic
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
March 07, 2014 -- Qatar—2014 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
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.
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
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
April 19, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Middle East Economic Outlook
January 16, 2013 -- Qatar: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
January 16, 2013 -- Qatar: 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/14
January 16, 2013 -- Qatar: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 13/15
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
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
October 12, 2012 -- Statement by the Hon. Yousef Hussain Kamal, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for Qatar, on behalf of the Arab Governors
PDF File Size: 501Kb
September 21, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Gulf Countries Explore Options for Deepening Domestic Debt Markets
Participants at a capital markets conference in Qatar focused on the benefits, policy trade-offs, and practical approaches to developing local currency domestic debt markets to tap an alternative source of funding.
May 24, 2012 -- Arab Oil Importers Under Strain, A Commentary by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
May 01, 2012 -- Monetary Policy Transmission in the GCC Countries
Author/Editor: Espinoza, Raphael A. | Prasad, Ananthakrishnan
Series: Working Paper No. 12/132
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
January 31, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Qatar
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
January 31, 2012 -- Qatar: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 12/18
January 31, 2012 -- Qatar: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 12/19
December 01, 2011 -- Qatar–2011 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
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.
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 09, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Qatar
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
March 09, 2011 -- Qatar: 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Statement and Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Qatar
Series: Country Report No. 11/64
January 11, 2011 -- Sluggish Credit Growth in the Gulf: Cause for Concern? by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department
November 08, 2010 -- Qatar-2010 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
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.
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
March 30, 2010 -- Global Financial Crisis Highlights GCC’s Policy Challenges by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department
March 11, 2010 -- Qatar: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 10/62
February 17, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Qatar
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
February 17, 2010 -- Qatar: 2009 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Public Information Notice
Series: Country Report No. 10/41
November 30, 2009 -- Middle East and North Africa: Resilient Amid the Global Financial Storm by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department
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
January 30, 2009 -- Qatar: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 09/32
January 29, 2009 -- Qatar: 2008 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion;
Series: Country Report No. 09/28
January 28, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with Qatar
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
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
October 02, 2008 -- Qatar: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes - FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 08/321
October 02, 2008 -- Qatar: Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 08/322
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
January 08, 2008 -- Qatar: 2007 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Qatar
Series: Country Report No. 08/5
December 14, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Qatar
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
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
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
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
January 05, 2006 -- Press Release: Qatar Formally Begins Participation in the IMF's General Data Dissemination System
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
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.
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
September 10, 2002 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Qatar
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 26, 2001 -- IMF Survey:
IMFC & Development Committee meetings (overview, joint statement, communiques, press conferences); G-24 & G-20 communiques; African finance ministers; IMF Research Department Director Rogoff interview; CARTAC inaugurated; and Qatar economy diversifies. PDF File Size: 1099Kb
November 08, 2001 -- News Brief: IMF and World Bank Heads Call for a New Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations at Doha, Qatar
January 06, 2001 -- Exchange Rate Regimes: Is the Bipolar View Correct? -- Address by Stanley Fischer
Prepared for delivery as the Distinguished Lecture on Economics in Government, jointly sponsored by the American Economic Association and the Society of Government Economists, at the meetings of the American Economic Association, New Orleans
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
PDF File Size: 18Kb
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
November 16, 1997 -- Statement by Stanley Fischer
Given at the Middle East/North Africa Economic Conference, Doha, Qatar.
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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