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Banks and Monetary Shocks in Emerging Markets

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Source: Banks and Monetary Shocks in Emerging Markets : How Far Can We Go with the "Credit View"?

Volume/Issue: 2000/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão , and Sergio Rodriguez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

ISBN: 9781451848984

Keywords: interest rate spreads, banking, bond, reserve requirements, bank deposits

This paper examines the propagation of monetary shocks in a two-good optimizing macromodel where domestic banking activity is costly and the non-tradable sector is highly dependent on domestic bank credit, as in mo...

Interest Rate Spreads in English-Speaking African Countries

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Source: Interest Rate Spreads in English-Speaking African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joe Crowley

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866650

Keywords: Interest rate spreads, inflation, banking, banking sector, money growth, lower inflation,

This paper examines interest rate spreads in English-speaking African countries. Higher spreads were found to be associated with lower inflation, a greater number of banks, and greater public ownership of banks. Hi...

Intermediation Spreads in a Dual Currency Economy

Intermediation Spreads in a Dual Currency Economy »

Source: Intermediation Spreads in a Dual Currency Economy : Argentina in the 1990s

Volume/Issue: 1998/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451952025

Keywords: Interest Rate Spreads, Money and Banking, banking, reserve requirements, banking sector, banking system, banking industry

The currency board arrangement and widespread dollarization of the Argentine economy since 1991 have laid the basis for domestic interest rates to converge to international levels. Although such a convergence has b...

Bank Efficiency and Market Structure

Bank Efficiency and Market Structure »

Source: Bank Efficiency and Market Structure : What Determines Banking Spreads in Armenia?

Volume/Issue: 2007/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Holger Floerkemeier , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451866988

Keywords: Banking system, interest rate spreads, banking, foreign bank, foreign banks, bank size,

Despite far-reaching banking sector reforms and a prolonged period of macroeconomic stability and strong economic growth, financial intermediation in Armenia has lagged behind other transition countries, and intere...

The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados

The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados »

Source: The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados

Volume/Issue: 2006/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laura Valderrama , and Wendell Samuel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864717

Keywords: Interest rate spreads, Monetary policy regime, bank spreads, banking, bank size, deposit rate, financial intermediation, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

The paper analyzes the determinants of banking spreads in Barbados, with a view to identifying the role of the monetary policy regime in explaining high spreads. The paper finds that interest rate spreads for Barba...

Interest Rate Spreads in the Eastern Caribbean

Interest Rate Spreads in the Eastern Caribbean »

Source: Interest Rate Spreads in the Eastern Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 1998/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruby Randall

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1998

ISBN: 9781451847918

Keywords: ECCB, Eastern Caribbean, interest rate spreads, commercial bank costs, banking, deposit rate, banking industry, savings deposits, deposit rates

This paper examines interest rate spreads in the Eastern Caribbean and seeks to explain why they are persistently high by comparison with other low-inflation countries. The paper concludes that operating costs appe...

Determinants of Emerging Market Sovereign Bond Spreads

Determinants of Emerging Market Sovereign Bond Spreads »

Source: Determinants of Emerging Market Sovereign Bond Spreads : Fundamentals vs Financial Stress

Volume/Issue: 2010/281

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iva Petrova , Michael Papaioannou , and Dimitri Bellas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210886

Keywords: Sovereign bond spreads, Emerging markts, sovereign bond, bond, bond spreads, external debt, current account, International Lending and Debt Problems, Money And Interest Rates,

This paper analyses the determimants of emerging market sovereign bond spreads by examining the short and long-run effects of fundamental (macroeconomic) and temporary (financial market) factors on these spreads. D...

Fixed Investment and Capital Flows

Fixed Investment and Capital Flows »

Source: Fixed Investment and Capital Flows : A Real Options Approach

Volume/Issue: 1998/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Chan-Lau , and Peter Clark

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1998

ISBN: 9781451937398

Keywords: capital flows, irreversible investment, interest rate spread, strategic behavior, capital stock, rate of return, investors, cost of capital

This paper draws a link between international capital flows and the real options approach to investment by extending a model of real estate investment. It explains gradual investment, investment booms, and investme...

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Volume/Issue: 2015/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão , and Rui Mano

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513523507

Keywords: Country Risk, Interest Rate Spread, Haircut, market, debt, default, interest, interest rate, International Lending and Debt Problems, General

We re-assess the view that sovereigns with a history of default are charged only a small and/or short-lived premium on the interest rate warranted by observed fundamentals. Our reassessment uses a metric of such a...

Contagion and Volatility with Imperfect Credit Markets

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Source: Contagion and Volatility with Imperfect Credit Markets

Volume/Issue: 1997/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joshua Aizenman , and Pierre-Richard Agénor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1997

ISBN: 9781451935967

Keywords: Credit market imperfections, volatility, interest rate spreads, capital markets, domestic banks, world capital markets, capital market, domestic producers

This paper interprets contagion effects as an increase in the volatility of aggregate shocks impinging on the domestic economy. The implications of this approach are analyzed in a model with two types of credit mar...