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.
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
This paper discusses the financial crisis management and crisis preparedness framework of Argentina. Although Argentina has a well-developed financial safety net that has provided timely support to stressed institutions, the system could be further strengthened. Although the Banco Central de la República de Argentina (BCRA) facilities have not been tested, they are well-designed to manage a major banking liquidity crisis. The BCRA should work with other supervisors to monitor potential risks outside its regulatory perimeter. The BCRA approach to supervision is risk-based and focuses on early supervisory action to address deficiencies, but the prompt correction framework could be enhanced.