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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Middle East and Central Asia

Abstract
This issue of the Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia provides an in-depth look at the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region, as well as the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA). Four chapters deal with MENAP oil exporters, MENAP oil importers, policy challenges facing MENAP, and sustaining the recovery in the CCA countries. Two developments mark the outlook for the MENAP region: the social and political unrest and the surge in global fuel and food prices, which have resulted in unusually large uncertainties in the near-term economic outlook. Meanwhile, growth in the CCA countries was higher than expected. Three main policy challenges to CCA countries are rising inflation, heightened social pressures to spend, and the poor quality of bank portfolios. Job creation and poverty reduction are key objectives for all CCA countries
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; Preface; Assumptions and Conventions; Country and Regional Groupings; World Economic Outlook; MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA, AFGHANISTAN, AND PAKISTAN; MENAP Highlights; (omitted); Principaux points; 1. MENAP Oil Exporters: Opportunity to Pursue Fundamental Reforms; Increased Uncertainty, But Financial Windfalls; Figures; 1.1 Crude Oil Prices Rise Sharply; Boxes; 1.1 Stabilizing Global Oil Markets; Despite the Windfalls, Near-Term Policy Challenges Remain; 1.2 Growth Is Progressing in MENAP Oil Exporters; 1.3 Non-Oil Sector Activity Remains Robust
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed.
Note
"Apr 11."
Physical Description
1 online resource (106 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781283536493

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