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The Determinants of Commercial Bank Profitability in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Determinants of Commercial Bank Profitability in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The Determinants of Commercial Bank Profitability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2009/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valentina Flamini , Liliana Schumacher , and Calvin McDonald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871623

Keywords: market structure, bank profitability, banking, return on assets, bank profits, causation,

Bank profits are high in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) compared to other regions. This paper uses a sample of 389 banks in 41 SSA countries to study the determinants of bank profitability. We find that apart from credit...

Banking and Trading

Banking and Trading »

Source: Banking and Trading

Volume/Issue: 2012/238

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arnoud Boot , and Lev Ratnovski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475511215

Keywords: Bank regulation, proprietary trading, relationship banking, Volcker rule, moral hazard, financial markets, bank profits, bank profitability, Government Policy and Regulation,

We study the effects of a bank's engagement in trading. Traditional banking is relationship-based: not scalable, long-term oriented, with high implicit capital, and low risk (thanks to the law of large numbers). Tr...

Update on the Financing of the Fund's Concessional Assistance and Debt Relief to Low-Income Member Countries

Update on the Financing of the Fund's Concessional Assistance and Debt Relief to Low-Income Member Countries »

Source: Update on the Financing of the Fund's Concessional Assistance and Debt Relief to Low-Income Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2011/072

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 2011

ISBN: 9781498338493

Keywords: Borrowing agreements, Borrowing by Fund, Concessional aid, Debt relief, Emergency assistance, Executive Board decisions, Forward commitment capacity, Gold sales by Fund, HIPC Initiative, Lapse of time approval

Lower-than-expected demand over the recent past has raised the lending capacity of the PRGT for the years 2012-14. Staff's latest projections suggest PRGT demand in 2011 could be about SDR 1.4 billion, up from SDR...

The Consolidated Medium-Term Income and Expenditure Framework

The Consolidated Medium-Term Income and Expenditure Framework »

Source: The Consolidated Medium-Term Income and Expenditure Framework

Volume/Issue: 2014/023

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2014

ISBN: 9781498343435

Keywords: Access limits, Estimated incomes and expenses, Financial year, Fourteenth General Review of Quotas, Fund budget, Fund financial position, Net income of Fund, Accounting, Accounting standards, Bank deposits

The medium-term income projections have been updated since the last estimate provided to the Executive Board in April 2013. Lending income is higher compared with the earlier estimates as a result of new arrangemen...

The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus1

The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus1 »

Source: The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus

Volume/Issue: 2019/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pragyan Deb , Albe Gjonbalaj , and Swarnali Hannan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513516097

Keywords: Accounting, Aging, Assets, Balance of trade, Bank deposits, Bilateral trade, Bonds, Capital, Capital account, Capital flows

China's current account surplus has declined significantly from its peak in 2008 and the external position in 2018 was in line with medium-term fundamentals and desirable policies. While cyclical factors and expans...

The Determinants of Commercial Bank Profitability in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Determinants of Commercial Bank Profitability in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2009/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valentina Flamini , Liliana Schumacher , and Calvin McDonald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871623.001

ISBN: 9781451871623

Keywords: market structure, bank profitability, banking, return on assets, bank profits, causation,

Bank profits are high in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) compared to other regions. This paper uses a sample of 389 banks in 41 SSA countries to study the determinants of bank profitability. We find that apart from credit...

Banking and Trading

Banking and Trading »

Volume/Issue: 2012/238

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arnoud Boot , and Lev Ratnovski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475511215.001

ISBN: 9781475511215

Keywords: Bank regulation, proprietary trading, relationship banking, Volcker rule, moral hazard, financial markets, bank profits, bank profitability, Government Policy and Regulation,

We study the effects of a bank's engagement in trading. Traditional banking is relationship-based: not scalable, long-term oriented, with high implicit capital, and low risk (thanks to the law of large numbers). Tr...

Update on the Financing of the Fund's Concessional Assistance and Debt Relief to Low-Income Member Countries

Update on the Financing of the Fund's Concessional Assistance and Debt Relief to Low-Income Member Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2011/072

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498338493.007

ISBN: 9781498338493

Keywords: Borrowing agreements, Borrowing by Fund, Concessional aid, Debt relief, Emergency assistance, Executive Board decisions, Forward commitment capacity, Gold sales by Fund, HIPC Initiative, Lapse of time approval

Lower-than-expected demand over the recent past has raised the lending capacity of the PRGT for the years 2012-14. Staff's latest projections suggest PRGT demand in 2011 could be about SDR 1.4 billion, up from SDR...

The Consolidated Medium-Term Income and Expenditure Framework

The Consolidated Medium-Term Income and Expenditure Framework »

Volume/Issue: 2014/023

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498343435.007

ISBN: 9781498343435

Keywords: Access limits, Estimated incomes and expenses, Financial year, Fourteenth General Review of Quotas, Fund budget, Fund financial position, Net income of Fund, Accounting, Accounting standards, Bank deposits

The medium-term income projections have been updated since the last estimate provided to the Executive Board in April 2013. Lending income is higher compared with the earlier estimates as a result of new arrangemen...

The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus

The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus »

Volume/Issue: 2019/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pragyan Deb , Albe Gjonbalaj , and Swarnali Hannan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513516097.001

ISBN: 9781513516097

Keywords: Accounting, Aging, Assets, Balance of trade, Bank deposits, Bilateral trade, Bonds, Capital, Capital account, Capital flows

China's current account surplus has declined significantly from its peak in 2008 and the external position in 2018 was in line with medium-term fundamentals and desirable policies. While cyclical factors and expans...