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Syrian Arab Republic, 2007 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion, International Monetary Fund

This 2007 Article IV Consultation highlights that over the past three years, Syria has recovered from a half decade of weak growth, notwithstanding an unsettled regional environment and a sharp drop in oil production. The economic recovery has gained momentum, benefiting from inflows from Iraqi refugees and abundant liquidity in the Gulf region. Private investment has strengthened owing to an improved business climate, and exports have made strong gains, particularly in some Arab markets. The near-term outlook for growth and inflation is favorable
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; Executive Summary; I. Introduction; II. Recent Economic Developments; Boxes; 1. The Surge in Investment Approvals; Text Tables; 1. Summary of Fiscal Operations, 2003-06; 2. Sources of Money Creation; 2. The Rapid Growth of Private Banks; 3. External Sector Developments; Figures; 1. Exchange Rates in Syria and Selected Countries, 1996-2007; 2. Sources of Real Income Differences in Selected Middle Income Countries, 2005; III. Report on the Discussions; A. Near- and Medium-Term Outlook; B. Preserving Fiscal Sustainability; 4. Impact of the Petroleum Price Subsidy Reform
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non fiction
First edition.
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1 online resource (61 p.)
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