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Capital Market Authority’s New Graduates Internship Program, Sixth Edition

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) hosted an event benefiting 20 young Kuwaiti interns from the Kuwait Capital Markets Authority (CMA) as part of the latter’s Training Program for Recent Graduates.

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Public Sector Reforms for Better Governance

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), held a high-level symposium on “Public Sector Reforms for Better Governance” on Monday, November 18, 2019.

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February 13, 2019 - Good Governance and Transparency in the Arab World

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), held a high-level symposium on “Good Governance and Transparency in the Arab World” on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

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February 3, 2019 - Capital Market’s Authority’s New Graduates Internship Program, Fourth Edition

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) hosted an event benefiting 19 young Kuwaiti interns from the Kuwait Capital Markets Authority (CMA) as part of the latter’s Training Program for Recent Graduates.

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November 13, 2018 - The World Economic Outlook, Implications for Kuwait and the Region

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance in Kuwait, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, held a high-level symposium that discussed the world economic outlook and its implications for Kuwait and the region.

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February 14, 2018 - Inclusive Development in the Arab World: A Call for Action

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance in Kuwait, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, held a high-level symposium that discussed economic policies to achieve inclusive development in the Arab world.

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February 5, 2018 - Capital Market’s Authority’s New Graduates Internship Program, Third Edition

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) hosted an event benefitting 19 young Kuwaiti interns from the Kuwait Capital Markets Authority (CMA) as part of the latter’s Training Program for Recent Graduates.

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October 31, 2017 - The Economic Challenges Facing Kuwait and the Region

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance in Kuwait, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, held a high-level symposium that discussed the economic policy challenges faced by Kuwait and the Arab world.

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May 4, 2017 - Fiscal Reforms in Kuwait and other Arab Countries.

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF), jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), held a symposium on “Fiscal Reforms in Kuwait and other Arab Countries” on Monday May 8, 2017. The event was hosted at the Arab Fund’s Headquarters.

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February 1, 2017 - Capital Market Authority’s New Graduates Internship Program, Second edition

The CEF has been keen on engaging the Kuwaiti youth in activities designed to further enhance their knowledge and skills. One example of such activities is the joint program with the Kuwait Capital Markets Authority (CMA) through the latter’s 2017 Young Professionals Program (YPP).

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December 7, 2016 - Raising Inclusive Economic Growth in Kuwait and other Arab Countries

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF), jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), held a symposium on “Raising Inclusive Economic Growth in Kuwait and other Arab Countries” on Wednesday December 7, 2016.

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May 22, 2016 - Dubai’s Department of Economic Development DED Talks

Dubai’s department of economic development launched its DED talks series, with the CEF’s participation.

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May 16, 2016 - The Path to Economic Diversification in Kuwait and other GCC Countries

The CEF and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) jointly organized a symposium on “The Path to Economic Diversification in Kuwait and other GCC Countries”.

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Regional Workshop for Directors of Training

The CEF hosted the third Directors of Training Seminar to assess and exchange views on the evolving training needs and policy priorities of the Arab League countries.

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February 4, 2016 - Capital Market Authority’s New Graduates Internship Program

The CEF organized an event for the fresh recruits of the Capital Markets Authority’s Young Professionals Program.

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January 25, 2016 - Tax Reform and its Economic Implications

TMario Mansour, Deputy Chief of the Tax Policy Division of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, explained that GCC countries should consider introducing broad base taxes to mitigate fiscal pressures stemming from low oil prices.

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January 15, 2016 - Bank Restructuring and Resolution – January 2016

Bank Restructuring and Resolution – January 2016

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January 14, 2016 - Contemporary Issues In Reform Of Public Procurement Policy And Practice – February 2016

Contemporary Issues In Reform Of Public Procurement Policy And Practice – February 2016

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January 14, 2016 - Regional SPS Workshop for Arab Countries – January 2016

Regional SPS Workshop for Arab Countries – January 2016

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January 14, 2016 - Legal Aspects Of Monetary And Financial Stability – February 2016

Legal Aspects Of Monetary And Financial Stability – February 2016

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January 14, 2016 - Macroeconomic Diagnostics – February 2016

Macroeconomic Diagnostics – February 2016

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January 12, 2016 - Tax Policy and Administration – January 2016

Tax Policy and Administration – January 2016

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December 2, 2015 - The Australian Ambassador’s Lecture

The Australian ambassador to Kuwait Warren Hauck held a talk in the second event of the CEF’s Eminent Speakers Series on December 2, 2015. The event took place as part of the training course on “Inclusive Growth: Macroeconomic and Sectoral Policies” and was moderated by CEF Director Oussama Kanaan. In his opening remarks, Kanaan explained the importance of robust and inclusive growth for the Arab region.

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November 25, 2015 - The UK Ambassador’s Lecture

The UK Ambassador to Kuwait Mr. Matthew Lodge was invited by the CEF to the first event of the Eminent Speakers Series on November 25, 2015. The event took place as part of the training course on “Strengthening Integrity in the Public and Private Sector” and was moderated by Oussama Kanaan, CEF Director and Nicola Ehlermann, Director of the OECD’s Investment Program for the Middle East and Africa.

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November 18, 2015 - The World is Fast: How to Understand It and Thrive in It

“There are three major challenges that countries need to address today as the world has evolved at an ever-increasing pace”, said Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author.

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November 11, 2015 - Islamic Finance: Meeting Global Aspirations

The IMF’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) and the Middle East and Central Asia Department, jointly with the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) organized an international conference on “Islamic Finance: Meeting Global Aspirations” in Kuwait on November 11, 2015.

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September 14, 2015 - Implications of Subsidy Reform for Kuwait and the Arab World

The IMF’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) jointly organized a panel discussion on the economic and social implications of the subsidy reform on September 14, 2015. CEF Director Oussama Kanaan moderated the panel which featured three keynote speakers: Ananthakrishnan Prasad, IMF mission chief to Kuwait, Firas Raad, World Bank Country Manager in Kuwait, and Imed Limam, Advisor at the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD).

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October 25, 2014 - The IMF-CEF Inauguration

On October 25th, 2014 the IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) was inaugurated in an official ceremony by Madam Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, and H.E Anas Al-Saleh, Minister of Finance, and was attended by ministers of finance and central bank governors from the GCC countries, and other high level guests.

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