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The Global Financial Crisis and Adjustment to Shocks in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda
			: A Balance Sheet Analysis Perspective

The Global Financial Crisis and Adjustment to Shocks in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda : A Balance Sheet Analysis Perspective »

Volume: 09

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Iyabo Masha

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462360628.087

ISBN: 9781462360628

Keywords: Banking sector, foreign currency, financial derivatives, domestic currency, foreign exchange, banking

This paper analyzes the impact of the global financial crisis on the banking systems in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, and their responses to it, using information from banking system balance sheets. The paper undert...

13 Discussant paper Comment on “Should Financial Stability Be an Explicit Central Bank Objective?”

13 Discussant paper Comment on “Should Financial Stability Be an Explicit Central Bank Objective?” »

Source: Challenges to Central Banking from Globalized Financial Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Andrea Schaechter , Piero Ugolini , and Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2004

ISBN: 9781589062177

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, financial stability, foreign currency

Introduction “Should financial stability be an ‘explicit’ central bank objective?” This question looks simple if considered strictly from the point of view of existing or suitable in...

11 Discussant paper Comment on “The Central Bank’s Role in Debt and Reserve Management”

11 Discussant paper Comment on “The Central Bank’s Role in Debt and Reserve Management” »

Source: Challenges to Central Banking from Globalized Financial Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Andrea Schaechter , Piero Ugolini , and Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2004

ISBN: 9781589062177

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, financial stability, foreign currency

Hugo Frey Jensen’s paper provides an interesting description of the Danish system. I knew very little about Danish arrangements until I read the paper, so my own contribution focuse...

15 Discussant paper Comment on “Using Financial Soundness Indicators to Assess Risks to Financial Stability”

15 Discussant paper Comment on “Using Financial Soundness Indicators to Assess Risks to Financial Stability” »

Source: Challenges to Central Banking from Globalized Financial Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Andrea Schaechter , Piero Ugolini , and Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2004

ISBN: 9781589062177

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, financial stability, foreign currency

Craig and Sundararajan provide an excellent road map to using Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs)—alone, in combination with other indicators, and with other methods of economic a...

6 Discussant paper How Can Monetary Policy Be Conducted in a Monetary Union?

6 Discussant paper How Can Monetary Policy Be Conducted in a Monetary Union? »

Source: Challenges to Central Banking from Globalized Financial Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Andrea Schaechter , Piero Ugolini , and Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2004

ISBN: 9781589062177

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, financial stability, foreign currency

Introduction The international financial system is undergoing a critical transition as evidenced by numerous proposals to recreate or refurbish the existing architecture. This is in...

8 Discussant paper Poland as an Example of Successful Transition From Inflation Targeting Lite to Full-Fledged Inflation Targeting

8 Discussant paper Poland as an Example of Successful Transition From Inflation Targeting Lite to Full-Fledged Inflation Targeting »

Source: Challenges to Central Banking from Globalized Financial Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Andrea Schaechter , Piero Ugolini , and Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2004

ISBN: 9781589062177

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, financial stability, foreign currency

Introduction This comment on Mark Stone’s paper, “Inflation Targeting Lite,” is from the perspective of the Polish economy. Three arguments justify such an approach. First, in the la...

3 Discussant paper The Peruvian Approach to Monetary Management in a Highly Dollarized Economy: When and Why Does It Make Sense?

3 Discussant paper The Peruvian Approach to Monetary Management in a Highly Dollarized Economy: When and Why Does It Make Sense? »

Source: Challenges to Central Banking from Globalized Financial Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Andrea Schaechter , Piero Ugolini , and Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2004

ISBN: 9781589062177

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, financial stability, foreign currency

Key Features and Implications of the Peruvian Approach The Peruvian approach to the management of monetary policy in a highly dollarized economy, as explained by Richard Webb and Adr...

17 Discussant paper The Role of Central Banks in Currency Crises, with Special Reference to Korea’s Experience in Recovering from the Currency Crisis

17 Discussant paper The Role of Central Banks in Currency Crises, with Special Reference to Korea’s Experience in Recovering from the Currency Crisis »

Source: Challenges to Central Banking from Globalized Financial Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Andrea Schaechter , Piero Ugolini , and Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2004

ISBN: 9781589062177

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, financial stability, foreign currency

General Discussion Mario Blejer has provided a very clear and informative picture of the causes of financial crises, the central bank’s role, and Argentina’s experience. My remarks c...

Dollarization of Liabilities

Dollarization of Liabilities »

Source: Dollarization of Liabilities : Beyond the Usual Suspects

Volume/Issue: 2003/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , and Armando Méndez Morales

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842807

Keywords: panel data, exchange rate, foreign currency, banking, deposit insurance, bank intervention, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Dollarization of liabilities (DL) has emerged as a key factor in explaining the vulnerability of emerging markets to financial and currency crises. "Usual suspects" of causing DL comprise "fatalistic" determinants...

Economic Policy in a Highly Dollarized Economy
			: The Case of Cambodia

Economic Policy in a Highly Dollarized Economy : The Case of Cambodia »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061897.084

ISBN: 9781589061897

Keywords: Dollarization, national bank, inflation, foreign currency, currency board

This study examines the challenges and issues facing policymakers in highly dollarized economies. Focusing on Cambodia, which achieved almost complete dollarization during 1991-95, the authors review recent develop...