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Basel Capital Requirements and Credit Crunch in the MENA Region

Basel Capital Requirements and Credit Crunch in the MENA Region »

Volume/Issue: 2013/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , and Magda Kandil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475586275.001

ISBN: 9781475586275

Keywords: Basel I Accord, capital requirement, lending behaviour, panel data models, banking, capital adequacy, banking system, capital adequacy ratio, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Economics of Regulation,

The 1988 Basel I Accord set the common requirements of bank capital to promote the soundness and stability of the international banking system. The agreement required banks to hold capital in proportion to their pe...

Foreign Currency Deposits in Developing Countries-Origins and Economic Implications

Foreign Currency Deposits in Developing Countries-Origins and Economic Implications »

Volume/Issue: 1987/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1987

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451925197.001

ISBN: 9781451925197

Keywords: foreign exchange, currency substitution, banking, banking system, exchange rate

The growing importance of foreign currency deposits (FCDs) in some developing countries has raised numerous issues, particularly regarding the effectiveness of economic policies. This paper discusses factors that i...

Macro-Financial Linkages in Egypt
			: A Panel Analysis of Economic Shocks and Loan Portfolio Quality

Macro-Financial Linkages in Egypt : A Panel Analysis of Economic Shocks and Loan Portfolio Quality »

Volume/Issue: 2013/271

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Inessa Love , and Rima Turk Ariss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484338315.001

ISBN: 9781484338315

Keywords: Macroeconomic Shocks, Loan Quality, Panel Vector Autoregression, banking, loan portfolio quality, banking sector, banks ’; loan, banks ’; balance sheets, Computational Techniques, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper investigates macro-financial linkages in Egypt using two complementary methods, assessing the interaction between different macroeconomic aggregates and loan portfolio quality in a multivariate framework...

Recent Credit Stagnation in the Mena Region
			: What to Expect? What Can Be Done?

Recent Credit Stagnation in the Mena Region : What to Expect? What Can Be Done? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Raphael Espinoza , Adolfo Barajas , and Heiko Hesse

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455208845.001

ISBN: 9781455208845

Keywords: Credit boom, deposit, banks balance sheet, credit booms, banking, pre-crisis, bank lending,

This paper examines the recent credit slowdown among Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries from three analytical angles. First, it finds that, similar to other regions and to its past history, a credit...

What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis

What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2011/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Barbara Casu , and Hichem Ben-Khedhiri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455217922.001

ISBN: 9781455217922

Keywords: DEA, meta-frontier, performance, MENA, banking, stock market, banking sector, financial sector, financial structure, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This study examines the effect of financial-sector reform on bank performance in selected Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries in the period 1994 -2008. We evaluate bank efficiency in Egypt, Jordan, Mo...

2 Investment and Growth

2 Investment and Growth »

Source: Building on Progress : Reform and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 1996

ISBN: 9781557756251

Keywords: trade liberalization, financial sector, uruguay round, banking, oil countries

How to achieve a better economic growth is the major economic policy challenge facing the countries of MENA. Sustained high growth is needed to improve living standards, reduce unemployment, and provide jobs...

Macro-Financial Linkages in Egypt: A Panel Analysis of Economic Shocks and Loan Portfolio Quality

Macro-Financial Linkages in Egypt: A Panel Analysis of Economic Shocks and Loan Portfolio Quality »

Source: Macro-Financial Linkages in Egypt : A Panel Analysis of Economic Shocks and Loan Portfolio Quality

Volume/Issue: 2013/271

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Inessa Love , and Rima Turk Ariss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 2013

ISBN: 9781484338315

Keywords: Macroeconomic Shocks, Loan Quality, Panel Vector Autoregression, banking, loan portfolio quality, banking sector, banks ’; loan, banks ’; balance sheets, Computational Techniques, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper investigates macro-financial linkages in Egypt using two complementary methods, assessing the interaction between different macroeconomic aggregates and loan portfolio quality in a multivariate framework...

Recent Credit Stagnation in the Mena Region

Recent Credit Stagnation in the Mena Region »

Source: Recent Credit Stagnation in the Mena Region : What to Expect? What Can Be Done?

Volume/Issue: 2010/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Raphael Espinoza , Adolfo Barajas , and Heiko Hesse

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455208845

Keywords: Credit boom, deposit, banks balance sheet, credit booms, banking, pre-crisis, bank lending,

This paper examines the recent credit slowdown among Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries from three analytical angles. First, it finds that, similar to other regions and to its past history, a credit...

1 Reform and Growth

1 Reform and Growth »

Source: Building on Progress : Reform and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 1996

ISBN: 9781557756251

Keywords: trade liberalization, financial sector, uruguay round, banking, oil countries

Unprecedented opportunities have opened up for the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to transform their economies through accelerated economic growth. The opportunities are many and...

What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis

What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis »

Source: What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Barbara Casu , and Hichem Ben-Khedhiri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455217922

Keywords: DEA, meta-frontier, performance, MENA, banking, stock market, banking sector, financial sector, financial structure, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This study examines the effect of financial-sector reform on bank performance in selected Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries in the period 1994 -2008. We evaluate bank efficiency in Egypt, Jordan, Mo...