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The Finance and Growth Nexus Re-Examined

The Finance and Growth Nexus Re-Examined »

Source: The Finance and Growth Nexus Re-Examined : Do All Countries Benefit Equally?

Volume/Issue: 2013/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Ralph Chami , and Reza Yousefi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484372104

Keywords: Growth, Financial Development, Financial Access, oil, banking, bank deposits, banking sector, bank supervision, General, Asia including Middle East,

A large theoretical and empirical literature has focused on the impact of financial deepening on economic growth throughout the world. This paper contributes to the literature by investigating whether this impact d...

Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2004/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451874389

Keywords: Financial development, index, measurement, Middle East and North Africa, banking, financial sector, banking sector, bank assets, bank credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Based on data collected on a wide range of financial sector indicators, new indices of financial development for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are constructed, encompassing six themes: develo...

4 Financial Structure and Reforms

4 Financial Structure and Reforms »

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

Strong and dynamic modern financial institutions and systems are important prerequisites for MENA countries to compete in the global economy and achieve full integration into world financial markets. While m...

3 Fiscal Structure and Reform

3 Fiscal Structure and Reform »

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

Governments in the countries of the MENA region have traditionally played a dominant role in their economies, especially in terms of the resources that they command, their contribution to output, and their i...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, there has been renewed public interest in informal funds transfer (IFT) systems. Press coverage, which often focused on the putative conn...

I Theoretical Considerations

I Theoretical Considerations »

Source: Islamic Banking

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Abbas Mirakhor , and Zubair Iqbal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 March 1987

ISBN: 9780939934829

Keywords: banking, banking system, islamic banking, law, state bank

Increasing interest has recently been shown in the functioning of an Islamic banking system, particularly the implications of the absence of the interest rate mechanism for the economy and the operation of t...

II Introduction

II Introduction »

Source: Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

This study responds to the growing interest in the operational characteristics and economic and regulatory implications of IFT systems. It contributes to the limited analytical literature on financial remitt...

II Islamic Banking in the Islamic Republic of Iran and in Pakistan

II Islamic Banking in the Islamic Republic of Iran and in Pakistan »

Source: Islamic Banking

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Abbas Mirakhor , and Zubair Iqbal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 March 1987

ISBN: 9780939934829

Keywords: banking, banking system, islamic banking, law, state bank

All Muslim countries have practiced Islamic credit arrangements to varying degrees. Interest-free banks have also been operating in several non-Muslim countries. The experiences of the Islamic Republic of Ir...

III Features of the Informal Hawala System

III Features of the Informal Hawala System »

Source: Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

Different terms are used to describe informal funds transfer systems, including “alternative remittance systems,” “underground banking,” “ethnic banking,” and “informal value transfer system.” This study use...

III Major Issues of Transition to Islamic Banking

III Major Issues of Transition to Islamic Banking »

Source: Islamic Banking

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Abbas Mirakhor , and Zubair Iqbal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 March 1987

ISBN: 9780939934829

Keywords: banking, banking system, islamic banking, law, state bank

Islamic banking is an integral part of a functioning Islamic economic system, but the Islamic economic system is only a part of an Islamic social system that possesses well-identified characteristics based o...