The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
The Czech government placed high priority on implementing and observing the international standards relevant for financial stability. The supervisory staff exhibited a high understanding of best international supervisory standards, policies, and practices. Nevertheless, the report noted significant weaknesses in laws governing debtor-creditor relations, inefficiencies in the judicial process, cumbersome administrative requirements, and low supervisory skills, and the need to audit computer-based systems and evaluate risk management systems. Enhancing the legal and regulatory framework is required to build up supervisory capacity, and to increase attention to supervisory coordination and cooperation.