Regional Economic Outlook : Middle East and Central Asia (October 2008)
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.
- Paperback | 68 pages
- 206 x 268 x 6mm | 199.58g
- 15 Feb 2009
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- Washington, DC, United States