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Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Issues and Reform Strategies

Volume/Issue: 2005/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861853

Keywords: Banking systems, bank credit, banking, banking system, financial system, working capital, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This study discusses issues of access to bank credit in Sub-Saharan Africa, and examines measures that could help facilitate access by the private sector to bank credit. It reviews in particular obstacles to credit...

Bank Behavior in Developing Countries

Bank Behavior in Developing Countries »

Source: Bank Behavior in Developing Countries : Evidence from East Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/129

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Podpiera , and Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861488

Keywords: financial sector reforms, banking, international banks, financial sector, financial system, foreign exchange, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

We analyze the structure, performance, and role of banking systems in the three member countries of the East African Community-Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda-against the backdrop of recent financial sector reforms. Fo...

Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa

Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Went Wrong?

Volume/Issue: 2004/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Françoise Le Gall , Roland Daumont , and François Leroux

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451847659

Keywords: Macroeconomic Shocks, Government Policy, Regulation, banking, banking system, banking crisis, banking supervision, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Macroeconomic - Aspects of Public Finance,

The purpose of this paper is to study the origins of banking crises in sub-Saharan Africa, drawing upon the experience of ten countries during the period 1985-95. It examines, in particular, which factors were the...

Bankruptcy Procedures for Sovereigns: A History of Ideas, 1976-2001

Bankruptcy Procedures for Sovereigns: A History of Ideas, 1976-2001 »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 49, No. 3

Volume: 49

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589061224

Keywords: money demand, banking crises, exchange rate, interest rates, international monetary fund

This paper empirically investigates the monetary impact of banking crises in Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, and Uruguay during 1975-98. Cointegration analysis and error correction modeling are us...

Can Regional Cross-listings Accelerate Stock Market Development? Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Can Regional Cross-listings Accelerate Stock Market Development? Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Can Regional Cross-listings Accelerate Stock Market Development? Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2008/281

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871395

Keywords: regional approach, events study, stock market, stock market development, stock exchanges, stock exchange,

This study analyzes the impact of regional cross-listing of stocks on the depth of the stock markets in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It analyzes data from 1990 to 2007 for a panel of 13 stock markets in SSA countries,...

Capital Market Integration

Capital Market Integration »

Source: Capital Market Integration : Progress Ahead of the East African Community Monetary Union

Volume/Issue: 2012/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931230

Keywords: East African Community, monetary union, capital market, equity, stock, bond, beta convergence, sigma convergence, cointegration, stock market

Capital markets in the East African Community (EAC) face common challenges of low capitalization and liquidity, but to different degrees. EAC member countries have made noticeable progress in developing domestic ca...

Centripetal Forces in China’s Economic Takeoff

Centripetal Forces in China’s Economic Takeoff »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 49, No. 3

Volume: 49

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589061224

Keywords: money demand, banking crises, exchange rate, interest rates, international monetary fund

This paper empirically investigates the monetary impact of banking crises in Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, and Uruguay during 1975-98. Cointegration analysis and error correction modeling are us...

Chapter 3. Constraints on Monetary Policy From Shallow Financial Markets

Chapter 3. Constraints on Monetary Policy From Shallow Financial Markets »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

A shallow financial system has important implications for macroeconomic policies in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). First, it limits scope for countercyclical fiscal policies. Although...

Chapter 1. Financial Systems in the WAEMU: Structure, Performance, and Risks

Chapter 1. Financial Systems in the WAEMU: Structure, Performance, and Risks »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

Overview of the Structure of the Financial System 1 The financial system in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) remain...

Chapter 4. Further Deepening with Stability: Obstacles and Recommendations

Chapter 4. Further Deepening with Stability: Obstacles and Recommendations »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

The development of the financial system should be pursued forcefully in a way that preserves financial stability. The previous sections showed that there is substantial scope to further develop the financial...