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Economic Nationalism at the Expense of GCC Integration

There are a number of new tax initiatives unfolding across the Gulf Cooperation Council, the most publicized and cohesive of which is the value-added tax to be introduced collectively in 2018.

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Regional Politics Impact GCC Economic Reforms

Of all of the possible economic reforms to help Gulf states meet the demands of current fiscal spending amidst the decline in revenues from oil exports, a coherent and shared GCC tax regime is not one of them.

The Urgent Need for Transparency Reform in Gulf Central Banks

Gulf central banks can increase transparency by adopting credible reform agendas focused on the publication of accurate statistics, disclosure of analysis and forecasting methodology, and forward-looking explanations of policy decisions.

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