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LIVE: IMF's regional outlook reflecting global development - Al Arabiya panel

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An International Monetary Fund panel discussion moderated by Al Arabiya business presenter Lara Habib on Tuesday discussed the regional economic outlook for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The panel featured the new IMF Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department, Jihad Azour.

The IMF's Regional Economic Outlook this year is discussing a more favorable global environment is helping to improve economic prospects in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP), although growth prospects remain subdued.

The world body has projected that to improve growth and boost living standards, countries in the MENAP region face an ongoing need to enact strong and lasting structural reforms, while consolidating their fiscal positions.

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