Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF was in Algeria last week where she met with Algerians from all walks of life and discussed the country's priorities to generate more inclusive growth.
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Gaëlle Pierre is a senior economist in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department of the IMF. Since joining the IMF in 2013 she has published papers on a range of topics on the Middle East and Central Asia Region including on the macroeconomic impact of the conflict and the refugee crisis, public wage bills, promoting growth and inclusiveness and on […]
In 2020, the IMF plans to assess the stability of twelve financial systems. Seven assessments are of jurisdictions with systemically important financial sectors (Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, Korea, Norway, and the United States), for which it is mandatory to undergo financial stability assessments every five years. […]
Jean-François Dauphin heads the Maghreb division in the Middle East and Central Asia department of the IMF and is the mission chief for Algeria. He was previously the mission chief for Morocco. At the IMF, he worked on many countries in Africa, Central America, and Eastern Europe, and contributed to developing IMF policies in its Strategy, Policy and Review […]
In 1989, the five Maghreb countries—Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia—established the Arab Maghreb Union to promote cooperation and economic integration. Thirty years later, there is still a largely untapped potential for regional trade among Maghreb countries. […]
In 2019, the IMF will complete 14 assessments under the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). Eight of this year’s assessments are mandatory: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Poland, Singapore, and Switzerland. The other six are voluntary: Algeria, Bahamas, Kuwait, FYR Macedonia, Malta, and Thailand. […]
By IMF Blog
January 31, 2018
Financial sector assessments are showing that countries and financial systems are adapting better methods to monitor financial vulnerabilities (photo: Ingram Publishing/Newscom). […]
By Jihad Azour
January 18, 2018
In November 2014, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to maintain output despite a perceived global glut of oil. The result was a steep decline in price.
Two years later, on November 30, 2016, the organization took a different tack and committed to a six-month, 1.2 million barrel a day (3.5 […]
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The significant and prolonged drop in oil prices since mid-2014 has changed the fortunes of many energy-exporting nations around the world. This applies particularly to countries of the Middle East and Central Asia, because these regions are home to 11 of the world’s top 20 energy exporters.