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Does Good Financial Performance Mean Good Financial Intermediation in China?

Does Good Financial Performance Mean Good Financial Intermediation in China? »

Source: Does Good Financial Performance Mean Good Financial Intermediation in China?

Volume/Issue: 2009/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tarhan Feyzioglu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873177

Keywords: bank efficiency, bank market structure, banking system, financial repression,

Chinese banks generate large profits and have relatively low nonperforming loans. However, good financial performance does not, in itself, guarantee that banks efficiently intermediate the economy's financial resou...

Bank Efficiency amid Foreign Entry

Bank Efficiency amid Foreign Entry »

Source: Bank Efficiency amid Foreign Entry : Evidence from the Central American Region

Volume/Issue: 2010/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torsten Wezel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982725

Keywords: Bank efficiency, data envelopment analysis, stochastic frontier analysis, banking, foreign banks, domestic banks, foreign bank, bank entry,

This paper investigates the efficiency of domestic and foreign banks in the Central American region during 2002-07. Using two main empirical approaches, Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis, t...

Market Information and Signaling in Central Bank Operations, or, How Often Should a Central Bank Intervene?

Market Information and Signaling in Central Bank Operations, or, How Often Should a Central Bank Intervene? »

Source: Market Information and Signaling in Central Bank Operations, or, How Often Should a Central Bank Intervene?

Volume/Issue: 1997/28

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1997

ISBN: 9781451844627

Keywords: central banking, monetary policy implementation, open market operations, informational efficiency, central bank, money market, central banks

A central bank must decide on the frequency with which it will conduct open market operations and the variability in short-term money market that it will allow. It is shown how the optimal operating procedure balan...

Cooperative Banks in Europe-Policy Issues

Cooperative Banks in Europe-Policy Issues »

Source: Cooperative Banks in Europe-Policy Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wim Fonteyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867237

Keywords: bank efficiency, bank profitability, EU, financial system, banking, banking system, cooperative banking, banking sector,

This paper explains the continuing success of European cooperative banks through evolving comparative advantages. It points out that a cooperative is built around an intergenerational endowment without final owners...

Fiscal Policy and Financial Development

Fiscal Policy and Financial Development »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Financial Development

Volume/Issue: 2006/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Hauner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862867

Keywords: Bank efficiency, bank profitability, financial development, public sector, banking, banking sector, bank credit, bank borrowing, National Budget, Deficit

We examine the effects of public sector borrowing from the domestic banking system on financial development in middle-income countries. While these countries' external debt has been falling, the share of bank credi...

Bank Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Middle Income Countries

Bank Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Middle Income Countries »

Source: Bank Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Middle Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2009/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chuling Chen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871616

Keywords: cost efficiency, stochastic frontier analysis, banking, banking sectors, bank deposits, random error,

We use bank level data to study the efficiency of banks in Sub-Saharan African middle-income countries and provide possible explanations for the difference in the efficiency levels of banks. We find that banks, on...

Informational Efficiency, Interest Rate Variability, and Central Bank Operations

Informational Efficiency, Interest Rate Variability, and Central Bank Operations »

Source: Informational Efficiency, Interest Rate Variability, and Central Bank Operations

Volume/Issue: 1997/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1997

ISBN: 9781451844344

Keywords: central banking, monetary policy implementation, open market operations, informational efficiency, central bank, money market, central banks, monetary fund

It is shown how the frequency of central bank intervention in financial markets can affect the incentives for economic agents to acquire information, which will be reflected in market prices and thus become availab...

Does Basel Compliance Matter for Bank Performance?1

Does Basel Compliance Matter for Bank Performance?1 »

Source: Does Basel Compliance Matter for Bank Performance?

Volume/Issue: 2015/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rym Ayadi , Sami Ben Naceur , Barbara Casu , and Barry Quinn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2015

ISBN: 9781475580389

Keywords: BCP, Efficiency, Regulatory Compliance, bank, bank performance, interest, banking, Truncated and Censored Models, Government Policy and Regulation,

The global financial crisis underscored the importance of regulation and supervision to a well-functioning banking system that efficiently channels financial resources into investment. In this paper, we contribute...

Banking Efficiency and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Banking Efficiency and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Banking Efficiency and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2010/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sandrine Kablan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9781455201198

Keywords: Cost-efficiency, Stochastic Frontier Analysis, Banking System, Financial Development, banking, foreign banks, foreign bank, financial institutions, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This study assesses the determinants of banking system efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and asks what, besides the degree of efficiency, explains the low level of financial development in the region. It uses...

Italy: Selected Issues

Italy: Selected Issues »

Source: Italy : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2015/167

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513559681

Keywords: Corporate sector, Debt, Spain, Banking sector, Loans, Bank resolution, Public sector, Labor productivity, Selected Issues Papers, Italy

This Selected Issues paper establishes a causal link between public sector efficiency at the provincial level and firm productivity using data for about 450,000 Italian firms. It emphasizes that significant product...