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Insurance and Issues in Financial Soundness

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Source: Insurance and Issues in Financial Soundness

Volume/Issue: 2003/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Richard Podpiera , and Nigel Davies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856002

Keywords: soundness indicators, insurance companies, life insurers, life insurance, insurance industry, reinsurance, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper explores insurance as a source of financial system vulnerability. It provides a brief overview of the insurance industry and reviews the risks it faces, as well as several recent failures of insurance co...

Debt Crises and the Development of International Capital Markets

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Source: Debt Crises and the Development of International Capital Markets

Volume/Issue: 2004/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy , and Andrea Pescatori

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451846447

Keywords: Bond spreads, debt crisis, bond, debt crises, sovereign bond, bonds, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

Crises on external sovereign debt are typically defined as defaults. Such a definition accurately captures debt-servicing difficulties in the 1980s, a period of numerous defaults on bank loans. However, defining de...

Pure Contagion and Investors Shifting Risk Appetite

Pure Contagion and Investors Shifting Risk Appetite »

Source: Pure Contagion and Investors Shifting Risk Appetite : Analytical Issues and Empirical Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2001/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Avinash Persaud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855609

Keywords: Risk aversion, contagion affects, financial crises, contagion, correlation, probability, currency crises, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper discusses a "pure" form of financial contagion, unrelated to economic fundamentals - investors' shifting appetite for risk. It provides an analytical framework for identifying changes in investors' risk...

A Framework for the Surveillance of Derivatives Activities

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Source: A Framework for the Surveillance of Derivatives Activities

Volume/Issue: 2005/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eva Gutierrez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860801

Keywords: Derivatives, derivative, credit risk, credit derivatives, financial institutions, risk management, General Financial Markets: Other, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper proposes a framework for the surveillance of financial institutions' derivatives activities. The designed framework builds on information likely to be collected by financial market regulators for supervi...

Emerging Market Bond Spreads and Sovereign Credit Ratings

Emerging Market Bond Spreads and Sovereign Credit Ratings »

Source: Emerging Market Bond Spreads and Sovereign Credit Ratings : Reconciling Market Views with Economic Fundamentals

Volume/Issue: 2001/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451858051

Keywords: Bond spreads, monitoring, risk appetite, bond, bonds, emerging market bond, market bond, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper uses a panel data estimation of a simple univariate model of sovereign spreads on ratings to analyze statistically significant deviations from the estimated relationship. We find evidence of an asymmetri...

Concept of Offshore Financial Centers

Concept of Offshore Financial Centers »

Source: Concept of Offshore Financial Centers : In Search of an Operational Definition

Volume/Issue: 2007/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmed Zoromé

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866513

Keywords: CPIS, statistics, portfolio investment, equation, survey, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper proposes a new definition of Offshore Financial Centers (OFCs) and develops a statistical method to differentiate between OFCs and non-OFCs using data from the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CP...

Financial Development and Poverty Alleviation

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Source: Financial Development and Poverty Alleviation : Issues and Policy Implications for Developing and Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vassili Prokopenko , and Paul Holden

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451857740

Keywords: financial development, financial institutions, financial system, financial services, financial markets, financial sector, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Economic Development: General,

This paper reviews current thinking on the relationship between financial development and poverty alleviation-a subject that has grown increasingly important in the policy prescriptions of the IMF and other interna...

Inflation and Financial Depth

Inflation and Financial Depth »

Source: Inflation and Financial Depth

Volume/Issue: 2001/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mohsin Khan , Abdelhak Senhadji , and Bruce Smith

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2001

ISBN: 9781451846416

Keywords: Financial Depth, rate of inflation, rates of inflation, effect of inflation, monetary economics, Financial Institutions And Services, General Financial Markets,

There is now a substantial theoretical literature arguing that inflation impedes financial deepening. Furthermore, it has been hypothesized that the relationship is a nonlinear one, in that there is a threshold lev...

How Do Central Banks Writeon Financial Stability?

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Source: How Do Central Banks Writeon Financial Stability?

Volume/Issue: 2006/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864236

Keywords: financial system, financial institutions, financial systems, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), Financial Institutions and Services: General,

To showcase their increasing focus on financial stability, many central banks and other institutions have started publishing regular reports on financial stability. The paper presents a survey of the available fina...

Quantitative Assessment of a Financial System-Barbados

Quantitative Assessment of a Financial System-Barbados »

Source: Quantitative Assessment of a Financial System-Barbados

Volume/Issue: 2005/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451860955

Keywords: banking, financial system, financial sector, banking system, bank profitability, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

A banking system module is incorporated into the Central Bank of Barbados's multisectoral macroeconomic forecasting model, and a medium-term forecast is generated for bank capitalization, profitability, liquidity a...