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Qatar and the IMF
Updated April 15, 2016

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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April 15, 2016 -- 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: 162Kb
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 10, 2015 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to Qatar
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
November 08, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Discusses Economic Challenges with GCC Countries
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
July 17, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Counting the Cost of Energy Subsidies
Energy subsidies are projected at US$5.3 trillion in 2015, or 6.5 percent of global GDP, according to a recent IMF study. Most of this arises from countries setting energy taxes below levels that fully reflect the environmental damage associated with energy consumption.
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
April 02, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Qatar
April 02, 2015 -- Qatar: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 15/86
Notes: Full text is also available in Arabic
April 02, 2015 -- Qatar: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 15/87
Notes: Full text is also available in Arabic
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

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