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I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Financial Sector Reforms and Exchange Arrangements in Eastern Europe

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guillermo Calvo , Eduardo Borensztein , Paul Masson , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 1993

ISBN: 9781557752796

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, banking, equity markets, banking system

The reforms undertaken by the previously centrally planned economies (PCPEs) of Eastern Europe 1 in their transition to market economies are unprecedented in scale. A...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: The Design and Implementation of Deposit Insurance Systems

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): David Hoelscher , Michael Taylor , and Ulrich Klueh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2006

ISBN: 9781589065031

Keywords: Deposit insurance, insurance system, banking, insurance systems, deposit insurance systems

Deposit insurance systems have developed and expanded rapidly in recent years. A large number of countries have modified their systems, either adopting explicit deposit insurance systems or introducing signi...

II Currency Convertibility

II Currency Convertibility »

Source: Financial Sector Reforms and Exchange Arrangements in Eastern Europe

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guillermo Calvo , Eduardo Borensztein , Paul Masson , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 1993

ISBN: 9781557752796

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, banking, equity markets, banking system

Convertibility of domestic into foreign currencies is an extremely important aspect of the reform process for the PCPEs because it helps them to move to world market prices and thereby to become...

II. Explicit and Implicit Deposit Insurance

II. Explicit and Implicit Deposit Insurance »

Source: The Design and Implementation of Deposit Insurance Systems

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): David Hoelscher , Michael Taylor , and Ulrich Klueh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2006

ISBN: 9781589065031

Keywords: Deposit insurance, insurance system, banking, insurance systems, deposit insurance systems

The Choice between Explicit and Implicit Deposit Insurance Sound Practice: Explicit deposit insurance has a number of important advantages compared with implicit insu...

II Recent Developments and the Role of the Financial Sector

II Recent Developments and the Role of the Financial Sector »

Source: Financial Sector Reforms and Exchange Arrangements in Eastern Europe

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guillermo Calvo , Eduardo Borensztein , Paul Masson , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 1993

ISBN: 9781557752796

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, banking, equity markets, banking system

This section notes recent economic developments in the Eastern European countries, in particular, the sharp declines in output and real earnings. Among the reasons for the declines were the inev...

II The Economic System Before the Beginning of Reform

II The Economic System Before the Beginning of Reform »

Source: The Romanian Economic Reform Program

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohsin Khan , and Dimitri Demekas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751904

Keywords: banking, foreign trade, foreign exchange, price liberalization, reform program

To clarify what the reform program is trying to achieve and the obstacles it faces, this section describes the main aspects of the centrally planned system in Romania and its development in the 1970s and 198...

III Development of the Financial Sector

III Development of the Financial Sector »

Source: Financial Sector Reforms and Exchange Arrangements in Eastern Europe

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guillermo Calvo , Eduardo Borensztein , Paul Masson , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 1993

ISBN: 9781557752796

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, banking, equity markets, banking system

This section describes the prereform financial system in the PCPEs and discusses the main reforms these countries have instituted to date in the banking sector. As a result of the reforms, the c...

III. Introduction of a Deposit Insurance Scheme

III. Introduction of a Deposit Insurance Scheme »

Source: The Design and Implementation of Deposit Insurance Systems

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): David Hoelscher , Michael Taylor , and Ulrich Klueh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2006

ISBN: 9781589065031

Keywords: Deposit insurance, insurance system, banking, insurance systems, deposit insurance systems

Objectives Sound Practice: The authorities should have clear and realistic objectives in establishing a deposit insurance scheme. A deposit insurance syst...

III Mapping the Transition: Design of the Reform Program

III Mapping the Transition: Design of the Reform Program »

Source: The Romanian Economic Reform Program

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohsin Khan , and Dimitri Demekas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751904

Keywords: banking, foreign trade, foreign exchange, price liberalization, reform program

Against a background of economic, institutional, and social crisis in Romania, a coherent reform strategy gradually emerged. This section examines the overall design of the reform program, and, in particular...

III The Desirable Degree of Exchange Rate Flexibility

III The Desirable Degree of Exchange Rate Flexibility »

Source: Financial Sector Reforms and Exchange Arrangements in Eastern Europe

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guillermo Calvo , Eduardo Borensztein , Paul Masson , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 1993

ISBN: 9781557752796

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, banking, equity markets, banking system

Exchange rate flexibility and fixity are relative terms. Choices of exchange rate regime range from (1) commitment to a fixed rate, such as that implied by currency union or a currency board;...