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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Chapter 2: Downside Risks to House Prices

Chapter 2: Downside Risks to House Prices »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019 : Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302104

Keywords: Financial stability, Financial Stability Forum, Global Financial Stability Risks, International financial stability, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial risk, Central banks, Market economies, Balance sheets, Credit

Summary Large house price declines can adversely affect macroeconomic performance and financial stability, as seen during the global financial crisis of 2008 and other historical epi...

Chapter 3. Financial Conditions and Growth at Risk

Chapter 3. Financial Conditions and Growth at Risk »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, October 2017 : Is Growth at Risk?

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484308394

Keywords: Debt, Economic growth, Financial risk, Financial stability, Global Financial Stability Report, Debt and growth, Global Financial Stability Risks, growth at risk, stability, household debt

Summary Changes in the state of the financial system can provide powerful signals about risks to future economic activity. As in the run-up to the global financial crisis, financial...

Chapter 3. House Price Synchronization: What Role for Financial Factors?

Chapter 3. House Price Synchronization: What Role for Financial Factors? »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2018 : A Bumpy Road Ahead

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484338292

Keywords: Global Financial Stability Report, Global Financial Stability Report, global financial stability, crypto assets, financial risks, risks to growth, financial vulnerabilities

Summary Rising house prices have been a feature of the economic recovery in many countries since the global financial crisis. But recent increases have also been occurring in an acco...

Chapter 2. Household Debt and Financial Stability

Chapter 2. Household Debt and Financial Stability »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, October 2017 : Is Growth at Risk?

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484308394

Keywords: Debt, Economic growth, Financial risk, Financial stability, Global Financial Stability Report, Debt and growth, Global Financial Stability Risks, growth at risk, stability, household debt

Summary Although finance is generally believed to contribute to long-term economic growth, recent studies have shown that the growth benefits start declining when aggregate leverage...

Chapter 1. Is Growth at Risk?

Chapter 1. Is Growth at Risk? »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, October 2017 : Is Growth at Risk?

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484308394

Keywords: Debt, Economic growth, Financial risk, Financial stability, Global Financial Stability Report, Debt and growth, Global Financial Stability Risks, growth at risk, stability, household debt

Financial Stability Overview Near-term financial stability risks have declined with the strengthening global recovery, but medium-term vulnerabilities are building as...

Chapter 2. The Riskiness of Credit Allocation: A Source of Financial Vulnerability?

Chapter 2. The Riskiness of Credit Allocation: A Source of Financial Vulnerability? »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2018 : A Bumpy Road Ahead

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484338292

Keywords: Global Financial Stability Report, Global Financial Stability Report, global financial stability, crypto assets, financial risks, risks to growth, financial vulnerabilities

Summary The prolonged period of loose financial conditions in recent years has raised concerns that financial intermediaries and investors in search of yield may have extended too mu...

Chapter 1: Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

Chapter 1: Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019 : Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302104

Keywords: Financial stability, Financial Stability Forum, Global Financial Stability Risks, International financial stability, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial risk, Central banks, Market economies, Balance sheets, Credit

Global Financial Stability Assessment Financial conditions have tightened since the October 2018 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), but remain relatively accom...

7 Conclusions and Recommendations

7 Conclusions and Recommendations »

Source: IEO Evaluation Report : IMF Financial Surveillance

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484393352

Keywords: Financial sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Central banks, Financial risk, Stress testing, macrofinancial, financial stability, surveillance, FSAP, IMF

Conclusions Strategy, priorities, and resources IMF financial surveillance has been tasked with a much more expansive role since the GFC in the context...

Curbing Corporate Debt Bias1

Curbing Corporate Debt Bias1 »

Source: Curbing Corporate Debt Bias

Volume/Issue: 2017/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruud A. Mooij , and Shafik Hebous

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475573053

Keywords: Corporate debt, Debt service ratios, Financial risk, Corporate taxes, Thin capitalization, Risk management, Econometric models, Corporate tax, capital structure, debt bias

Tax provisions favoring corporate debt over equity finance ('debt bias') are widely recognized as a risk to financial stability. This paper explores whether and how thin-capitalization rules, which restrict interes...