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

Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia underlines that the region has continued to experience strong growth in 2008, and the short-term outlook is generally favorable. However, inflation has emerged as a key issue, and while the global credit crunch has thus far had a limited impact on regional financial markets, the financial turmoil and slowdown in developed economies could lower growth in the period ahead. Policies will need to focus on tightening the fiscal and monetary stance where appropriate, with greater exchange rate flexibility, and continuing efforts to strengthen the resilience of financial sectors
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; Assumptions and Conventions; Highlights; Country and Regional Groupings; Recent Economic Developments; Figures; 1 Global Re Real GDP Growth al; 2 Real GDP Growth in the MCD Region; 3 Oil and Non-Oil Real GD GDP Grow P Growth in Selected Oil th Exporters Exporters, 2008; 4 Unemployment Rate; Boxes; 1 Macroeconomic Implicati Implications of Higher Commodity Prices ons; 5a Cons Consumer umer Pr Price I ice Inflation: Countr flation: Country Aggr Aggreg egates ates; 5b Cons Consumer umer Pr Price I ice Inflation: Individual Countries flation:; Tables
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