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  • International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.
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    Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter and has employed its spare capacity to help stabilize the global oil market, providing important support to the global economy. The associated increase in oil revenues has resulted in sharply higher fiscal and current account surpluses and provided room to accelerate initiatives to address pressing social issues, including a shortage of affordable housing and unemployment. Spillovers from higher growth and fiscal spending, together with increased financial assistance, have positively impacted the region.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Staff Country Reports with number 12/271.

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    Length: 48
    Date of creation: 18 Sep 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfscr:12/271

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    Keywords: Article IV consultations; Economic growth; Fiscal policy; Oil revenues; Government expenditures; Unemployment; Banking sector; Monetary policy; Exchange rate assessments; Bank supervision; Economic indicators; Staff Reports; Public information notices; Saudi Arabia; credit; current account; prices; payments; fiscal spending; terms of trade; fiscal stance; fiscal balance; repo; expansionary fiscal; primary deficit; expansionary fiscal stance; government spending; fiscal institutions; fiscal balances; fiscal expansion; budget support; reserve requirements; stress testing; reverse repo; pricing; substitution; fiscal risks; point of sale; budgetary central government; tax base; annual budget; third party liability; current account surpluses; fiscal space; fiscal package; systemic risk; budget process; fiscal projections; expenditure increases; fiscal authorities; fiscal developments; fiscal operations; fiscal surplus; budgetary allocations; fiscal framework; payment system; reinsurance; fiscal data; collateral;

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    Cited by:
    1. Thorsten Schulten & Torsten Müller, 2013. "Ein neuer europäischer Interventionismus? Die Auswirkungen des neuen Systems der europäischen Economic Governance auf Löhne und Tarifpolitik," Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft - WuG, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien, Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Statistik, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien, Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Statistik, vol. 39(3), pages 291-321.
    2. Ricker-Gilbert, Jacob & Mason, Nicole M. & Darko, Francis & Jayne, Thomas S. & Tembo, Solomon, 2013. "What are the Effects of Input Subsidies on Maize Prices? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 154938, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    3. Zuzana Brixiova & Balázs Égert & Thouraya Hadj Amor Essid, 2013. "Working Paper 187 - The Real Exchange Rate and External Competitiveness in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia," Working Paper Series, African Development Bank 991, African Development Bank.

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