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Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 2.3 1.6
Consumer Prices 1.3 3.4
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2017)
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Kingdom of Bahrain and the IMF
Updated August 21, 2017

On June 5, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the consideration of the Article IV Consultation and the Financial Sector Stability Assessment of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Under Article IV of its Articles of Agreement, the IMF has a mandate to exercise surveillance over the economic, financial and exchange rate policies of its members in order to ensure the effective operation of the international monetary system. The IMF’s appraisal of such policies involves a comprehensive analysis of the general economic situation and policy strategy of each member country. IMF economists visit the member country, usually once a year, to collect and analyze data and hold discussions with government and central bank officials. Upon its return, the staff submits a report to the IMF’s Executive Board for discussion. The Board’s views are subsequently summarized and transmitted to the country authorities.

The authorities need more time to consider the publication of the staff report and the related press release, and the financial sector stability assessment report.

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on March 30, 2016. Listed below are items related to the Kingdom of Bahrain, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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January 29, 2016 -- Press Release: IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission to Bahrain
December 10, 2015 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Energy Price Reforms in the GCC—What Can Be Learned From International Experiences?
Subject: Energy prices | Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Oil prices | Natural gas | Electric power | Pricing reforms | Fiscal reforms | Cross country analysis
December 10, 2015 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Oil Prices, Financial Stability, and the Use of Countercyclical Macroprudential Policies in the GCC
Subject: Oil prices | Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Business cycles | External shocks | Banking sector | Liquidity | Macroprudential policy | Financial stability | Cross country analysis
December 10, 2015 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Tax Policy Reforms in the GCC Countries - Now and How?
Subject: Tax reforms | Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Tax policy | Value added tax | Tax revenues | Tax system reviews | Cross country analysis
November 09, 2015 -- Monetary Operations and Islamic Banking in the GCC : Challenges and Options
Author/Editor: Ritu Basu | Ananthakrishnan Prasad | Sergio L. Rodriguez
Series: Working Paper No. 15/234
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
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 29, 2015 -- Base Erosion, Profit Shifting and Developing Countries
Author/Editor: Ernesto Crivelli | Ruud A. de Mooij | Michael Keen
Series: Working Paper No. 15/118
May 18, 2015 -- Islamic Finance, Consumer Protection, and Financial Stability
Author/Editor: Inutu Lukonga
Series: Working Paper No. 15/107
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 23, 2015 -- Assessing The Impact Of Fiscal Shocks On Output In MENAP Countries
Author/Editor: Martin D. Cerisola | Chadi Abdallah | Victor Davies | Mark Fischer
Series: Technical Notes and Manuals No.2015/1
Notes: Download the Data File
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
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 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Minister 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: 205Kb
September 24, 2014 -- Soaring of the Gulf Falcons: Diversification in the GCC Oil Exporters in Seven Propositions
Author/Editor: Reda Cherif | Fuad Hasanov
Series: Working Paper No. 14/177
June 18, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Bahrain

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