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Are Weak Banks Leading Credit Booms? Evidence from Emerging Europe

Are Weak Banks Leading Credit Booms? Evidence from Emerging Europe »

Source: Are Weak Banks Leading Credit Booms? Evidence from Emerging Europe

Volume/Issue: 2008/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , and Natalia Tamirisa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870770

Keywords: boom, bank, soundness, transition, equation, net interest margin, statistics,

This paper examines the behavior of bank soundness indicators during episodes of brisk loan growth, using bank-level data for central and eastern Europe and controlling for the feedback effect of credit growth on b...

The Performance of Indian Banks During Financial Liberalization

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Source: The Performance of Indian Banks During Financial Liberalization

Volume/Issue: 2003/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Petya Koeva Brooks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856989

Keywords: financial liberalization, banking, bank spreads, foreign banks, net interest margin,

This paper provides new empirical evidence on the impact of financial liberalization on the performance of Indian commercial banks. The analysis focuses on examining the behavior and determinants of bank intermedia...

Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries

Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries : The Role of Regulatory, Institutional, and Macroeconomic Factors

Volume/Issue: 2012/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503937

Keywords: Net Interest Margins, Low Income Countries, Emerging Economies, market concentration, banking, net interest margin, competition, bank entry

We analyze factors driving persistently higher financial intermediation costs in low-income countries (LICs) relative to emerging market (EMs) country comparators. Using the net interest margin as a proxy for finan...

The Determinants of Banks' Liquidity Buffers in Central America

The Determinants of Banks' Liquidity Buffers in Central America »

Source: The Determinants of Banks' Liquidity Buffers in Central America

Volume/Issue: 2012/301

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Delechat , Camila Henao Arbelaez , Priscilla Muthoora , and Svetlana Vtyurina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2012

ISBN: 9781616356675

Keywords: banking, bank size, net interest margin, banking crisis, financial safety net, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

Banks' liquidity holdings are comfortably above legal or prudential requirements in most Central American countries. While good for financial stability, high systemic liquidity may nonetheless hinder monetary polic...

Does Compliance with Basel Core Principles Bring Any Measurable Benefits?

Does Compliance with Basel Core Principles Bring Any Measurable Benefits? »

Source: Does Compliance with Basel Core Principles Bring Any Measurable Benefits?

Volume/Issue: 2004/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Podpiera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451874532

Keywords: nonperforming loans, interest margin, net interest margin, banking sector, heteroscedasticity, banking supervision, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

We explore the relationship between banking sector performance and the quality of regulation and supervision as measured by compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (BCP). Using B...

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Room for Policy?

Volume/Issue: 2013/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Santiago Peña , Oral Williams , and Tomasz A. Zawisza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2013

ISBN: 9781557753304

Keywords: Financial intermediation efficiency, net interest margins, economies of scale, institutions., banking, net interest margin, financial intermediation, financial system, Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper examines the determinants of net interest margins in four regional blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa and one comparator block in the Eastern Caribbean. Using bank-level data, we find that countries with a hig...

Paraguay: Selected Issues

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Source: Paraguay : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/61

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475513745

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Economic models, Paraguay, Selected issues, Monetary policy, banking, banking system, financial statement analysis, net interest margin

This Selected Issues paper analyses Paraguay's effective interest spreads using various methodologies. Interest rate spreads in Paraguay continue to be some of the highest in Latin America. A series of bank crises...

Paraguay: Selected Issues

Paraguay: Selected Issues »

Source: Paraguay : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2014/61

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475513745

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Economic models, Paraguay, Selected issues, Monetary policy, banking, banking system, financial statement analysis, net interest margin

This Selected Issues paper analyses Paraguay's effective interest spreads using various methodologies. Interest rate spreads in Paraguay continue to be some of the highest in Latin America. A series of bank crises...

Determinants of Credit Growth and Interest Margins in the Philippines and Asia

Determinants of Credit Growth and Interest Margins in the Philippines and Asia »

Source: Determinants of Credit Growth and Interest Margins in the Philippines and Asia

Volume/Issue: 2012/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tatum Blaise Pua Tan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503524

Keywords: credit growth, net interest margins, banking, financial system, bank size, banking system, stock market, Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East,

Despite robust deposit growth, credit growth has been sluggish in the Philippines. We attribute this to legacy weaknesses in bank balance sheets, consumption-led economic growth, and relatively high net interest ma...

Credit Growth and Bank Soundness

Credit Growth and Bank Soundness »

Source: Credit Growth and Bank Soundness : Fast and Furious?

Volume/Issue: 2011/278

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , and Marcelo Pinheiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463925956

Keywords: Credit growth, credit boom, distance to default, equation, statistics, net interest margin, bank credit, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions: Financial Economics,

We examine the risks to bank soundness associated with credit booms in a large set of countries. Using bank-level data in 90 countries between 1995 and 2005, we analyze the relationship between credit growth and ba...