Two years of low oil prices are draining the ample state coffers of the Gulf's hydrocarbon exporters. The region's finances have been affected and sovereigns are now piling into the international bond market to plug budget deficits. Tom Stevenson reports.
View from IMF/World Bank 2015
Date: October 9-11, 2015
Location: Lima, Peru
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