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Does Compliance with Basel Core Principles Bring Any Measurable Benefits?

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874532.001

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...

Early Birds, Late Risers, and Sleeping Beauties
			: Bank Credit Growth to the Private Sector in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Balkans

Early Birds, Late Risers, and Sleeping Beauties : Bank Credit Growth to the Private Sector in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Balkans »

Volume/Issue: 2003/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ivanna Hollar , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874969.001

ISBN: 9781451874969

Keywords: financial developments, capital inflows, bank credit, banking, capital mobility, bank loans, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of,

Following a period of privatization and restructuring, commercial banks in Central and Eastern Europe and, more recently, in the Balkans have rapidly expanded their lending to the private sector. This paper describ...

Finance in Lower Income Countries
			: An Empirical Exploration

Finance in Lower Income Countries : An Empirical Exploration »

Volume/Issue: 2005/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Poonam Gupta , Thierry Tressel , and Enrica Detragiache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861860.001

ISBN: 9781451861860

Keywords: Financial development, financial sector, banking, deposit insurance, financial sector performance, banking system,

This paper considers how a comprehensive set of factors relates to financial sector performance in low-income countries (LICs). It finds that corruption and inflation are associated with a shallower and less effici...

Financial Crises and the Composition of Cross-Border Lending

Financial Crises and the Composition of Cross-Border Lending »

Volume/Issue: 2014/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , Galina Hale , and Camelia Minoiu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361443.001

ISBN: 9781484361443

Keywords: syndicated loans, global financial crisis, BIS international banking statistics, Dealogic Loan Analytics, banking, bank assets, financial crisis, bank capital, General, Globalization: Finance,

We examine the composition and drivers of cross-border bank lending between 1995 and 2012, distinguishing between syndicated and non-syndicated loans. We show that on-balance sheet syndicated loan exposures account...

Financial Development in the CIS-7 Countries
			: Bridging the Great Divide

Financial Development in the CIS-7 Countries : Bridging the Great Divide »

Volume/Issue: 2003/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gianni De Nicolo , Sami Geadah , and Dmitriy Rozhkov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874570.001

ISBN: 9781451874570

Keywords: Financial development, banking, credit risk, banking system, banking sector, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Republic of,

This paper documents the great divide in the level of financial development between the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 7 countries and the more advanced economies in transition, in particular those of Cen...

Financial Infrastructure, Group Interests, and Capital Accumulation
			: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Financial Infrastructure, Group Interests, and Capital Accumulation : Theory, Evidence, and Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2003/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Biaggio Bossone , Sandeep Mahajan , and Farah Zahir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844160.001

ISBN: 9781451844160

Keywords: Nonbank financial intermediation, Group interest, Information, Knowledge, Transaction costs, banking, banking sector, financial markets, financial sector, transaction cost

This study presents a theory of financial infrastructure - or the set of rules, institutions, and systems within which agents carry out financial transactions. It investigates the effects of financial infrastructur...

Financial Sector Conditionality
			: Is Tougher Better?

Financial Sector Conditionality : Is Tougher Better? »

Volume/Issue: 2005/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roger Kronenberg , and Alessandro Giustiniani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862492.001

ISBN: 9781451862492

Keywords: financial sectors, banking, banking sector, structural conditionality, banking sector reform, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Economics,

The aim of this paper is to take a closer look at IMF conditionality in the banking sector. Our analysis shows that while such conditionality became more stringent following the Asian crisis, compliance has remaine...

Financial Supervisory Independence and Accountability-Exploring the Determinants

Financial Supervisory Independence and Accountability-Exploring the Determinants »

Volume/Issue: 2008/147

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Donato Masciandaro , Marc Quintyn , and Michael Taylor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870053.001

ISBN: 9781451870053

Keywords: Financial supervision, independence, accountability, central bank, banking,

We analyze recent trends in, and determinants of, financial supervisory governance. We first calculate levels of supervisory independence and accountability in 55 countries. The econometric analysis of the determin...

Fiscal Policy and Financial Development

Fiscal Policy and Financial Development »

Volume/Issue: 2006/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Hauner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862867.001

ISBN: 9781451862867

Keywords: Bank efficiency, bank profitability, financial development, public sector, banking, banking sector, bank credit, bank borrowing, National Budget, Deficit

We examine the effects of public sector borrowing from the domestic banking system on financial development in middle-income countries. While these countries' external debt has been falling, the share of bank credi...

Governance Practices At Financial Regulatory and Supervisory Agencies

Governance Practices At Financial Regulatory and Supervisory Agencies »

Volume/Issue: 2009/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alicia Novoa , and Steven Seelig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451872828.001

ISBN: 9781451872828

Keywords: Regulatory governance, financial sector supervisors, banking, bank supervisors, supervisory agencies

This paper summarizes the results of a survey of financial supervisory agencies in IMF member countries conducted in 2007. Responses were received from 140 financial sector supervisors in 103 countries. A majority...