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The Baltic Countries
			: From Economic Stabilization to EU Accession

The Baltic Countries : From Economic Stabilization to EU Accession »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Françoise Le Gall , L. Psalida , Pietro Garibaldi , Julian Berengaut , Jerald Schiff , Kerstin Westin , Augusto López-Claros , Richard Stern , and Dennis Jones

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757388.084

ISBN: 9781557757388

Keywords: banking, privatization, exchange rate, private sector development, banking system

Are the three Baltic countries, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania, ready for accession to the European Union? Have their economies overcome the problems of transition? The answers to these questions and their implicat...

Mauritius
			: Challenges of Sustained Growth

Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064164.058

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Mauritius has achieved remarkable success since its independence in 1968. It has one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa, the economy has diversified from complete dependence on the sugar crop, into textiles,...

The Financial Sector
			: Redefining a Broader Sense of Purpose

The Financial Sector : Redefining a Broader Sense of Purpose »

Series: IMF Speeches

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498301978.076

ISBN: 9781498301978

Keywords: Financial sector reform, Financial sector, Technological innovation, Inclusive growth, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Ethics, Bank regulations, International financial markets, Financial crises, Credit

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde delivered this address at Guildhall as part of the World Traders' Tacitus Lecture series in London on February 28, 2019....

Credit Growth in Latin America

Credit Growth in Latin America »

Source: Credit Growth in Latin America : Financial Development or Credit Boom?

Volume/Issue: 2013/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Niels-Jakob Harbo Hansen , and Olga Sulla

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484390627

Keywords: Credit boom, financial development, panel co-integration, banking, banking sector, banking crisis, banking crises, bank equity,

Banking credit to the private sector in Latin America has on average increased by 7 percent of GDP from primo 2004 to ultimo 2011, with real credit in some countries growing by up to 20 percent per year. This paper...

Do Financial Sector Reforms Lead to Financial Development? Evidence from a New Dataset

Do Financial Sector Reforms Lead to Financial Development? Evidence from a New Dataset »

Source: Do Financial Sector Reforms Lead to Financial Development? Evidence from a New Dataset

Volume/Issue: 2008/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Tressel , and Enrica Detragiache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871234

Keywords: Financial development, financial liberalization, property rights, banking, banking reform, banking sector, banking reforms, financial reforms,

This paper studies whether the policies that, over the past decades, liberalized bankingsystems around the world have resulted in deeper credit markets. To measure banking sectorreforms we use a new index that trac...

Determinants of Commercial Bank Performance in Transition

Determinants of Commercial Bank Performance in Transition »

Source: Determinants of Commercial Bank Performance in Transition : An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2002/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Grigorian , and Vlad Manole

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2002

ISBN: 9781451856651

Keywords: Banking sector development, banking, foreign ownership, transition countries, banking system, banking sectors, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Banking sectors in transition economies have experienced major transformations throughout the 1990s. While some countries have been successful in eliminating underlying distortions and restructuring their financial...

Finance in Lower Income Countries

Finance in Lower Income Countries »

Source: Finance in Lower Income Countries : An Empirical Exploration

Volume/Issue: 2005/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Poonam Gupta , Thierry Tressel , and Enrica Detragiache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861860

Keywords: Financial development, financial sector, banking, deposit insurance, financial sector performance, banking system,

This paper considers how a comprehensive set of factors relates to financial sector performance in low-income countries (LICs). It finds that corruption and inflation are associated with a shallower and less effici...

Tunisia: Fifth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of Access–Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tunisia

Tunisia: Fifth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of Access–Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tunisia »

Source: Tunisia : Fifth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of Access-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tunisia

Volume/Issue: 2014/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498376808

Keywords: monetary fund, economic developments, market, banking sector, inflation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Context. On June 7, 2013, the Executive Board approved a 24-month Stand-By Arrangement in an amount equivalent to 400 percent of quota (SDR 1.146 billion or about $1.75 billion). To date, SDR 716...

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative on Tunisia, December 12, 2014

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative on Tunisia, December 12, 2014 »

Source: Tunisia : Fifth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of Access-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tunisia

Volume/Issue: 2014/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498376808

Keywords: monetary fund, economic developments, market, banking sector, inflation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Context. On June 7, 2013, the Executive Board approved a 24-month Stand-By Arrangement in an amount equivalent to 400 percent of quota (SDR 1.146 billion or about $1.75 billion). To date, SDR 716...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under Stand-By Arrangement for Tunisia; Approves US$104.8 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under Stand-By Arrangement for Tunisia; Approves US$104.8 Million Disbursement »

Source: Tunisia : Fifth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of Access-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tunisia

Volume/Issue: 2014/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498376808

Keywords: monetary fund, economic developments, market, banking sector, inflation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Context. On June 7, 2013, the Executive Board approved a 24-month Stand-By Arrangement in an amount equivalent to 400 percent of quota (SDR 1.146 billion or about $1.75 billion). To date, SDR 716...