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Iraq :, 2013 Article IV Consultation

This staff report on Iraq’s 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights economic policies and development. Risks to the macroeconomic outlook remain high. The risks can translate into lower oil revenues, deterioration in the fiscal position, pressures to use Central Bank of Iraq reserves for fiscal purposes leading to depreciation pressures, and higher inflation. Policies to mitigate their impact include strengthening fiscal institutions and oil revenue management, improving monetary policy transmission, and reducing the economy’s dependence on the oil sector. The authorities depend solely on fiscal policy to address these vulnerabilities, underscoring the need for the authorities to urgently build up sufficient fiscal buffers, since Iraq’s fiscal and external performance is very sensitive to fluctuations in oil prices
Table Of Contents
Cover; CONTENTS; GLOSSARY; A; C; D; E; F; G; I; K; M; N; P; S; U; W; BACKGROUND; A. The Iraqi Economy Today; FIGURES; 1. Largest Proven Oil Reserves; 2. Real GDP in 2011: Oil vs. Non-Oil; BOXES; 1. Iraq's Program Relations with the IMF; B. Recent Developments; 3. Foreign Direct Investment, 2012; 4. Violence Indicator, January 2008-February 2013; 5. Foreign Exchange Developments, January 2011-March 2013; 6. Macroeconomic Indicators; MEDIUM-TERM OUTLOOK, RISKS, AND SPILLOVERS; A. Medium-Term Outlook; 7. Iraq Oil Production Take-Off in Context; B. Risks and Spillovers
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non fiction
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1 online resource (60 p.)
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