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Are Weak Banks Leading Credit Booms? Evidence from Emerging Europe

Are Weak Banks Leading Credit Booms? Evidence from Emerging Europe »

Source: Are Weak Banks Leading Credit Booms? Evidence from Emerging Europe

Volume/Issue: 2008/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , and Natalia Tamirisa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870770

Keywords: boom, bank, soundness, transition, equation, net interest margin, statistics,

This paper examines the behavior of bank soundness indicators during episodes of brisk loan growth, using bank-level data for central and eastern Europe and controlling for the feedback effect of credit growth on b...

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, but at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. The external environment has become less supportive, with slow...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment...

I Stabilization in the Baltic Countries: Early Experience

I Stabilization in the Baltic Countries: Early Experience »

Source: Road Maps of the Transition : The Baltics, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Russia

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Michael Marrese , Mark Lutz , Tapio Saavalainen , Vincent Koen , Biswajit Banerjee , and Thomas Krueger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 1995

ISBN: 9781557755193

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, monetary fund, capital inflows

In mid-1992, each of the Baltic countries adopted comprehensive stabilization and reform programs. Economic conditions were very difficult; real output was falling sharply, and prices were soaring. To a larg...

II The Transformation Path in the Czech Republic

II The Transformation Path in the Czech Republic »

Source: Road Maps of the Transition : The Baltics, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Russia

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Michael Marrese , Mark Lutz , Tapio Saavalainen , Vincent Koen , Biswajit Banerjee , and Thomas Krueger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 1995

ISBN: 9781557755193

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, monetary fund, capital inflows

It is a common perception that among Central and East European countries the Czech Republic has been most successful to date in moving to a market-oriented economy. Macroeconomic developments, especially as...

III Developments and Challenges in Hungary

III Developments and Challenges in Hungary »

Source: Road Maps of the Transition : The Baltics, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Russia

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Michael Marrese , Mark Lutz , Tapio Saavalainen , Vincent Koen , Biswajit Banerjee , and Thomas Krueger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 1995

ISBN: 9781557755193

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, monetary fund, capital inflows

In contrast to other previously centrally planned countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary has always been distinguished by the “gradualist” approach it has taken toward economic and institutional re...

IMF Completes Fourth Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia and Approves €121.3 Million Disbursement

IMF Completes Fourth Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia and Approves €121.3 Million Disbursement »

Source: Republic of Latvia : Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review, Request for Rephasing of Purchases Under the Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion

Volume/Issue: 2011/126

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455277568

Keywords: external debt, current account, public debt, fiscal balance, tax increases

Strong policy implementation under the Stand By-Arrangement (SBA) has contributed to Latvia's economic recovery and put attainment of Maastricht criteria for euro adoption within reach. The government has continue...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Fifth and Final Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia

IMF Executive Board Concludes Fifth and Final Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia »

Source: Republic of Latvia : Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, and Proposal for Post-program Monitoring

Volume/Issue: 2012/31

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463940409

Keywords: external debt, current account, public debt, fiscal balance, fiscal sustainability

Latvia's economy continues to recover, but the worsening global outlook is likely to hurt growth. Implementation of the program has made the economy more robust to shocks, but risks remain that could derail the rec...

Latvia
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Latvia : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 1998/47

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451824414.002

ISBN: 9781451824414

Keywords: unemployment, pension, employment, unemployed, labor force, Republic of Latvia:,

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix highlights that the real GDP growth in Latvia accelerated in the second half of 1997, and is estimated at 6 percent for the year. Growth was broad-based, with par...

Republic of Latvia
			: Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, and Proposal for Post-program Monitoring

Republic of Latvia : Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, and Proposal for Post-program Monitoring »

Volume/Issue: 2012/31

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463940409.002

ISBN: 9781463940409

Keywords: external debt, current account, public debt, fiscal balance, fiscal sustainability

Latvia's economy continues to recover, but the worsening global outlook is likely to hurt growth. Implementation of the program has made the economy more robust to shocks, but risks remain that could derail the rec...