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Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses

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Source: Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses

Volume/Issue: 2009/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): May Khamis , and Plamen Iossifov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873276

Keywords: credit growth, financial deepening, credit, current account, prices, foreign exchange,

In this paper, we analyze credit growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade focusing on the post-2002 rapid credit growth in select countries. We develop regression models of the fundamental determinants of...

Advancing Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Source: Advancing Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dyna Heng , Anna Ivanova , Rodrigo Mariscal , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2016

ISBN: 9781484321713

Keywords: Finanical, Deepening, Latin America, Caribbean, Financial Development Index

This paper examines the state of financial development in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region as well as potential growth and stability implications from further development. The analysis suggests that acc...

Financial Deepening in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Source: Financial Deepening in Sub-Saharan Africa : Empirical Evidence on the Role of Creditor Rights Protection and Information Sharing

Volume/Issue: 2007/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calvin McDonald , and Liliana Schumacher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867671

Keywords: Financial deepening, creditor rights, information sharing, financial liberalization, financial sector, financial markets, financial intermediation, Creditors Rights,

This paper investigates the role of creditor rights and information sharing in explaining why some financial markets in sub-Saharan Africa have remained shallow. The paper finds that while financial liberalization...

Financial Indicators and Financial Change in Africa and Asia

Financial Indicators and Financial Change in Africa and Asia »

Source: Financial Indicators and Financial Change in Africa and Asia

Volume/Issue: 1995/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Huw Pill , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

ISBN: 9781451854558

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial sector development, financial sector, financial system, financial deepening

Deregulation of the financial system often proceeds in tandem with macroeconomic stabilization centered on monetary and other financial targets. This paper presents a model where there may be conflict between these...

Financial Integration and Risk-Adjusted Growth Opportunities

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Source: Financial Integration and Risk-Adjusted Growth Opportunities

Volume/Issue: 2008/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iryna Ivaschenko , and Gianni De Nicolo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869866

Keywords: growth opportunities, openness, financial development, financial globalization, european financial integration, foreign assets, financial deepening,

This paper documents the evolution of measures of financial integration for major advanced and emerging markets economies, assesses whether advances in integration have had a significant positive impact on countrie...

Financial Deepening in the CFA Franc Zone

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Source: Financial Deepening in the CFA Franc Zone : The Role of Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2009/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura , Kangni Kpodar , and Raju Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451872606

Keywords: Financial deepening CFA Franc zone, property rights, financial liberalization, financial markets, financial system,

During the 1980s and early 1990s many Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries undertook reforms to promote financial sector deepening. Nevertheless, financial sectors in SSA countries remain among the shallowest in the...

Dollarization and Financial Development

Dollarization and Financial Development »

Source: Dollarization and Financial Development

Volume/Issue: 2018/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Geoffrey Bannister , Jarkko Turunen , and Malin Gardberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484373361

Keywords: Dollarization, financial development, financial deepening, financial inclusion and developing economies, financial inclusion, developing economies, General

Despite significant strides in financial development over the past decades, financial dollarization, as reflected in elevated shares of foreign currency deposits and credit in the banking system, remains common in...

Welfare Gains from Financial Liberalization

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Source: Welfare Gains from Financial Liberalization

Volume/Issue: 2007/154

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kenichi Ueda , and Robert Townsend

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867183

Keywords: financial liberalization, welfare gain, financial deepening, gdp growth, financial system, growth rate,

Financial liberalization has been a controversial issue as there is little empirical evidence for its positive effects on economic growth. However, we find sizable welfare gains, 1 to 28 percent of permanent consum...

Dollarization of the Banking System

Dollarization of the Banking System »

Source: Dollarization of the Banking System : Good or Bad?

Volume/Issue: 2003/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gianni De Nicolo , Patrick Honohan , and Alain Ize

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856668

Keywords: Financial Deepening, Financial Instability, inflation, foreign currency, foreign exchange, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper assesses the benefits and risks associated with dollarization of the banking system. We provide novel empirical evidence on the determinants of dollarization, its role in promoting financial development,...

Making Monetary Policy More Effective: The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Making Monetary Policy More Effective: The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo »

Source: Making Monetary Policy More Effective : The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Volume/Issue: 2013/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Felix Fischer , Charlotte Lundgren , and Samir Jahjah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 November 2013

ISBN: 9781475516371

Keywords: exchange rate regime, dedollarization, financial deepening., central bank, monetary fund, reserve requirements, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

The paper looks at the challenges of conducting monetary policy in a context of high dollarization of the banking system and weak institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The empirical analysis confirm...