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Picture This: Access to Banking Services: New database shows gaps in how people save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk

Picture This: Access to Banking Services: New database shows gaps in how people save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2012

Volume/Issue: 49/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475504767

Keywords: financial sector, financial stability, international financial architecture, global financial system

Technology is generating a global convergence. A "big bang" of information—and education as well—is improving human lives. And with global interconnectivity growing by leaps and bounds, we are all wit...

3 | Policies to Secure Sustained and Balanced Global Growth

3 | Policies to Secure Sustained and Balanced Global Growth »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2011 : Pursuing Equitable and Balanced Growth

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 September 2011

ISBN: 9781616351106

Keywords: financial sector, financial stability, debt relief, statistics, balance of payments

As the recovery from the global economic crisis continued at varying speeds and in varying modes across the globe i...

4 Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?

4 Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done? »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

1 Introduction The role of the financial sector in the business cycle has long been a subject of study, but has moved somewhat more to the fore in recent years. In part, the renewed...

2 Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System: the Implementation of Basel II and IAS 39*

2 Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System: the Implementation of Basel II and IAS 39* »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

1 Introduction After many years of discussion, the implementation of two major reforms to international bank regulation and accounting practices is imminent. The Basel II Capital Acc...

Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781403987518.072

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

The procyclicality of financial systems has received an increasing amount of attention from policymakers, academics, and international organizations in recent years. This heightened interest stems from a combinatio...

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Back Matter »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

The procyclicality of financial systems has received an increasing amount of attention from policymakers, academics, and international organizations in recent years. This heightened interest stems from a combinatio...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

The procyclicality of financial systems has received an increasing amount of attention from policymakers, academics, and international organizations in recent years. This heightened interest stems from a combinatio...

Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System

Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System »

Source: Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System

Volume/Issue: 2010/10

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Laura Kodres , and Aditya Narain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2010

ISBN: 9781462388882

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banks, Financial instruments, Financial institutions, Risk management, Multilateral surveillance, Nonbank financial sector, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Fund role, Crises

This paper explores the private- and public-sector responses to the crisis and some of the probable outcomes. Aside from improved supervision of individual institutions, greater emphasis needs to be put on financia...

4 | Reforming and Strengthening the IMF to Better Support Member Countries

4 | Reforming and Strengthening the IMF to Better Support Member Countries »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2011 : Pursuing Equitable and Balanced Growth

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 September 2011

ISBN: 9781616351106

Keywords: financial sector, financial stability, debt relief, statistics, balance of payments

The IMF has been undergoing a fundamental governance overhaul, with the aim of ensuring that the institution better...

3 Sources of Procyclicality in East Asian Financial Systems

3 Sources of Procyclicality in East Asian Financial Systems »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

1 Introduction In most countries, financial systems are procyclical. Credit to the non-financial private sector typically increases when output is expanding and contracts during rece...