Kuwait : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publication Date:

January 17, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

With large financial buffers, low debt, and a well-capitalized financial sector, the country is well positioned to face “lower-for-longer” oil prices. Nonetheless, fiscal and external balances have weakened and nonoil growth has softened somewhat. The main policy priorities are to sustain reforms to gradually raise fiscal savings, reduce susceptibility to oil price cycles, and boost private sector growth and job creation.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/15

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 17, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475566543/1934-7685

Stock No:

1KWTEA2017001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

68

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