Regional Economic Outlook, May 2008, Middle East and Central Asia

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publication Date:

April 29, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Middle East and Central Asia region grew at 6.5 percent in 2007, marking its best five-year performance over the past 30 years. So far, the turmoil in international financial markets has had a limited impact on the region, and the short-term outlook remains very favorable. The report reviews recent economic developments, assesses the outlook for the coming year, and discusses key policy challenges. In addition, it takes a closer look at both regional topics--such as the rise in inflation in the GCC countries, intraregional capital flows, developments in oil markets, developments in real estate prices, and sovereign wealth funds--and country reviews for Algeria, Georgia, Iraq, and West Bank and Gaza.

Series:

Middle East and Central Asia

Frequency:

Biannually

English

Publication Date:

April 29, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781589067158/2071-4122

Stock No:

REOMCDEA2008001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

68

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