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Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in Sub-Saharan Africa

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in Sub-Saharan Africa »

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...

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...

Does Monetary Policy Stabilize the Exchange Rate Following a Currency Crisis?1

Does Monetary Policy Stabilize the Exchange Rate Following a Currency Crisis?1 »

Source: Does Monetary Policy Stabilize the Exchange Rate Following a Currency Crisis?

Volume/Issue: 1999/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ilan Goldfajn , and Poonam Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1999

ISBN: 9781451846195

Keywords: interest rates, tight monetary policy, real interest rate

This paper provides evidence on the relationship between monetary policy and the exchange rate in the aftermath of currency crises. It analyzes a large data set of currency crises in 80 countries for the period 198...

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2003

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2003 »

Series: Government Finance Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062696.043

ISBN: 9781589062696

Keywords: liabilities, taxes, loans, financial derivatives, financial assets, social security, financial corporations, interest, benefits, public debt

Detailed annual data for Fund member governments are supplied on revenue income by source (tax, lending, bonds, etc.), and expenditure by sector (defense, education, health, etc.) for all levels of government (nati...

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2004

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2004 »

Series: Government Finance Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063846.043

ISBN: 9781589063846

Keywords: liabilities, taxes, loans, financial derivatives, financial assets, financial corporations, interest, benefits, local governments, salaries

Detailed annual data for Fund member governments are supplied on revenue income by source (tax, Detailed annual data for Fund member governments are supplied on revenue income by source (tax, lending, bonds, etc.),...

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2005

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2005 »

Series: Government Finance Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064621.043

ISBN: 9781589064621

Keywords: liabilities, taxes, loans, financial derivatives, financial assets, financial corporations, interest, benefits, local governments, public debt

Detailed annual data for Fund member governments are supplied on revenue income by source (tax, lending, bonds, etc.), and expenditure by sector (defense, education, health, etc.) for all levels of government (nati...

High Real Interest Rates Under Financial Liberalization

High Real Interest Rates Under Financial Liberalization »

Source: High Real Interest Rates Under Financial Liberalization : Is there a Problem?

Volume/Issue: 1993/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vicente Galbis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1993

ISBN: 9781451842364

Keywords: real interest rates, deposit rate, inflation, financial liberalization, financial sector

Concerns were raised beginning in the 1980s about the possible detrimental effects of high positive real interest rates under financial liberalization. Using a sample of 28 countries that underwent financial libera...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Official Financing for Developing Countries

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781557755278

Keywords: debt, external debt, debt service, creditors, interest

Three principal developments in recent official financing for developing countries have been the agreement in december 1994—and subsequent implementation in selected cases—of naples terms for low-income coun...

I Introduction and Summary

I Introduction and Summary »

Source: Official Financing for Developing Countries 1997

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 1998

ISBN: 9781557757029

Keywords: debt, creditors, interest, external debt, debt service

Official Flows in Context Overall gross resource flows to developing countries have surged in the 1990s—from some $100 billion in 1990 to over $250 billion in 1996....

I Introduction and Summary

I Introduction and Summary »

Source: IMF Conditionality : Experience Under Stand-by and Extended Arrangements, Part I: Key Issues and Findings

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Louis Dicks-Mireaux , Miguel Savastano , Adam Bennett , María Carkovic S. , Mauro Mecagni , James John , and Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 1995

ISBN: 9781557754929

Keywords: inflation, terms of trade, capital inflows, exchange rate, real interest rates

Events of the late 1980s and early 1990s created an unusually high demand for IMF financial resources. The strains in the international economy during the 1980s—a sharp reduction in spontaneous external fina...