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Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Source: Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2013/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calixte Ahokpossi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475551136

Keywords: Banks interest margins, commercial banks, market structure, banking, foreign ownership, bank interest, bank interest margins, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, General,

Financial intermediation is low in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) compared to other regions of the world. This paper examines the determinants of bank interest margins using a sample of 456 banks in 41 SSA countries. The...

Financial Reforms and Interest Rate Spreads in the Commercial Banking System in Malawi

Financial Reforms and Interest Rate Spreads in the Commercial Banking System in Malawi »

Source: Financial Reforms and Interest Rate Spreads in the Commercial Banking System in Malawi

Volume/Issue: 2002/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ephraim Chirwa , and Montfort Mlachila

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451842302

Keywords: interest spreads, financial liberalization, banking, financial sector, banking system, reserve requirement, Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets,

This study investigates the impact of financial sector reforms on interest rate spreads in the commercial banking system in Malawi. The financial reform program commenced in 1989 when both the Reserve Bank Act and...

IMF Approves In Principle US$58 Million PRGF Loan for Malawi

IMF Approves In Principle US$58 Million PRGF Loan for Malawi »

Source: Malawi : Staff Report for the 2000 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Volume/Issue: 2001/38

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2001

ISBN: 9781451827972

Keywords: debt, ministry of finance, interest, balance of payments, deficit

Although Malawi showed good economic performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement, its poverty rate remained high. Executive Directors stressed the need to improve fiscal and monetary sta...

IMF Completes Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the PRGF Arrangement for Malawi and Approves US$18.1 Million Disbursement

IMF Completes Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the PRGF Arrangement for Malawi and Approves US$18.1 Million Disbursement »

Source: Malawi : Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malawi

Volume/Issue: 2008/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451828184

Keywords: debt, budget, debt relief, interest, Letter of Intent,

Progress on fiscal policy during 2006/07 in Malawi was slower than expected. The 2006/07 (July-June) fiscal strategy focused on reducing domestic debt. In the third Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) revi...

IMF Completes In Principle First Review of Malawi’s PRGF Arrangement, Approves in Principle US$9.2 Million Disbursement, and Approves US$6.6 Million in Interim Assistance under the HIPC Initiative

IMF Completes In Principle First Review of Malawi’s PRGF Arrangement, Approves in Principle US$9.2 Million Disbursement, and Approves US$6.6 Million in Interim Assistance under the HIPC Initiative »

Source: Malawi : First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria, Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement, and Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

Volume/Issue: 2003/344

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451827996

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, deficit, debt relief

Malawi has made satisfactory economic progress under the Poverty Reduction Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement. Executive Directors commended fiscal consolidation, structural reforms, and monetary policy, and stress...

IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Malawi

IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Malawi »

Source: Malawi : Staff Report for the 2000 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Volume/Issue: 2001/38

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2001

ISBN: 9781451827972

Keywords: debt, ministry of finance, interest, balance of payments, deficit

Although Malawi showed good economic performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement, its poverty rate remained high. Executive Directors stressed the need to improve fiscal and monetary sta...

IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Malawi

IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Malawi »

Source: Malawi : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation and Economic Program for 2002

Volume/Issue: 2002/181

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451827989

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, ministry of finance, interest rates

This paper assesses Malawi's 2002 Article IV Consultation and Economic Program for 2002. Malawi's economic program was guided by the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) process. The program has been designed in...

IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with Malawi and Discusses Ex Post Assessment of Performance Under Fund-Supported Programs

IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with Malawi and Discusses Ex Post Assessment of Performance Under Fund-Supported Programs »

Source: Malawi : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2004/380

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451828009

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, debt relief, external debt

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that Malawi's real GDP grew by an annual average of 3 percent in 2002-03. Agricultural production rebounded from the drought in 2001, but the 2004 harvest was affected b...

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year US$79.4 Million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Malawi

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year US$79.4 Million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Malawi »

Source: Malawi : Staff Report for 2009 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Volume/Issue: 2010/87

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 2010

ISBN: 9781455204496

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, ministry of finance, external debt

This 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that Malawi's macroeconomic performance has improved significantly over the past two years, and the country's agricultural-based economy has weathered the global economi...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$77.1 Million Exogenous Shocks Facility Arrangement for Malawi

IMF Executive Board Approves US$77.1 Million Exogenous Shocks Facility Arrangement for Malawi »

Source: Malawi : Request for a One-Year Exogenous Shocks Facility Arrangement: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malawi

Volume/Issue: 2009/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451828207

Keywords: debt, budget, budget support, debt service, interest

This paper discusses a request from Malawi for a one-year exogenous shocks facility (ESF) arrangement to help it adjust to the large terms-of-trade shock it has suffered. Real GDP growth of Malawi has been high and...