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Regional Economic Outlook, May 2008, Middle East and Central Asia

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
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; Assumptions and Conventions; Recent Macroeconomic Developments; Highlights; Recent Economic Developments; Figures; 1 Global Real GDP Growth; 2 Real GDP Growth in the MCD Region; 3 Oil and Non-Oil GDP G Growth in Oil Exporters, 2007 growth; Boxes; 1 Georgia: Successful Reforms Since the Rose Revolution; 2 GCC Capital Flows to MENA Emerging Market Countries; 4 Growth in Emerging Markets; 5a Consumer Price Inflation: Country Aggregates; 3 Iraq: Encouraging Economic Perform Performance in 2007; 5b Consumer Price Inflation: Individual Countries
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non fiction
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1 online resource (69 p.)
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