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  • Integrated Ownership and Control in the GCC Corporate Sectorby Andre Santos

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    The objective of the paper is to assess ownership and control links in the GCC corporate sector. The analysis focuses on the integrated ownership and network arising from ownership data available in Bloomberg and GCC stock exchanges. The paper finds that ownership is concentrated in GCC public sector institutions, holding companies, financial institutions,... more...

  • Singaporeby International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    Outlook and risks. As Singapore prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in August, its economy continues to perform well. Despite the slow pace of the global recovery and a gradual decline in domestic credit growth and housing prices, projected economic growth of about 2.9 percent in 2015 is consistent with full employment and price stability. Growth... more...

  • Drivers of Financial Integration - Implications for Asiaby Nasha Ananchotikul; Shi Piao; Edda Zoli

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    Deeper intraregional financial integration is prominent on Asian policymakers' agenda. This paper takes stock of Asia's progress toward that objective, analyzing recent trends in cross-border portfolio investment and bank claims. Then, it investigates the drivers of financial integration by estimating a gravity model of bilateral financial asset holdings... more...

  • Lebanonby International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    The Syrian crisis and the associated inflow of refugees continue to dominate Lebanon's short-term outlook, compounding long-standing policy weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Political paralysis has set in, with virtually no progress on the structural front. Growth has remained modest and insufficient to make a dent in rising poverty and unemployment.... more...

  • South Africaby International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This Technical Assistance report reviews South Africa's tax system and also examines the fiscal regime with a view to generating a sustainable revenue contribution from mining and petroleum in future. Mining has historically been the mainstay of the South African economy. Mineral exports remain the principal contributor to foreign exchange earnings... more...

  • Philippinesby International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that the Philippine economy continues to expand strongly in line with potential growth. Real GDP grew by 6.1 percent in 2014, driven by household consumption, private construction, and exports of goods and services. Economic growth slowed in the first quarter of 2015, owing mainly to temporary factors, including... more...

  • Philippinesby International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This Selected Issues paper examines the interaction between real and financial cycles in the Philippines and their relationship to the global financial cycle. It finds that the surge in capital inflows between 2010 and mid-2013 can largely be explained by global financial factors such as global risk aversion, with exchange rate expectations and domestic... more...

  • Saudi Arabiaby International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that the rising oil prices and production resulted in large external and fiscal surpluses for Saudi Arabia. Real GDP growth is projected to slow to 2.8 percent in 2015, and then further to 2.4 percent in 2016 as government spending begins to adjust to the lower oil price environment. Nevertheless, government... more...

  • Managing the Fed's Liftoff and Transmission of Monetary Policyby Manmohan Singh

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    In recent years, many money and repo rates in the United States have been between zero and 25 basis points. As Fed's liftoff approaches, the question of the level of these rates (and the markets that determine them) becomes increasingly important. The paper discusses (i) whether the Fed can control short-term rates as it starts to tighten; and (ii)... more...

  • Saudi Arabiaby International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that the rising oil prices and production resulted in large external and fiscal surpluses for Saudi Arabia. Real GDP growth is projected to slow to 2.8 percent in 2015, and then further to 2.4 percent in 2016 as government spending begins to adjust to the lower oil price environment. Nevertheless, government... more...