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Do Central Banks Need Capital?

Do Central Banks Need Capital? »

Source: Do Central Banks Need Capital?

Volume/Issue: 1997/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Stella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1997

ISBN: 9781451850505

Keywords: central bank, inflation, monetary policy

Central banks may operate perfectly well without capital as conventionally defined. A large negative net worth, however, is likely to compromise central bank independence and interfere with its ability to attain po...

The Effectiveness of Central Bank Interventions During the First Phase of the Subprime Crisis

The Effectiveness of Central Bank Interventions During the First Phase of the Subprime Crisis »

Source: The Effectiveness of Central Bank Interventions During the First Phase of the Subprime Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2009/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Heiko Hesse , and Nathaniel Frank

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873535

Keywords: Interbank markets, Markov-Switching, GARCH, money markets, central bank, money market, discount rates, interbank money markets, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Instruments

This paper provides evidence that central bank interventions had a statistically significant impact on easing stress in unsecured interbank markets during the first phase of the subprime crisis which began in July...

Iceland

Iceland »

Source: Iceland : Stand-By Arrangement: Interim Review Under the Emergency Financing Mechanism

Volume/Issue: 2009/52

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2009

ISBN: 9781451819403

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, external debt, recapitalization

This paper describes the Stand-By Arrangement for Iceland under the Emergency Financing Mechanism. The crisis is producing a sharp contraction of economic activity. Indicators of consumption are plummeting, and the...

Iceland

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Source: Iceland : Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1996/17

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1996

ISBN: 9781451819199

Keywords: central bank, current account, monetary fund, balance of payments

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Iceland

Iceland »

Source: Iceland : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2002/129

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2002

ISBN: 9781451819236

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, money market, monetary fund

This Selected Issues paper reports on the technical aspects of the model-based inflation forecasts of the Central Bank of Iceland (CBI) and the monetary transmission mechanism in Iceland. The paper summarizes the s...

Iceland

Iceland »

Source: Iceland : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iceland

Volume/Issue: 2008/367

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451819380

Keywords: debt, central bank, balance sheets, article, financial sector

Iceland's 2008 Article IV Consultation shows that the long expansion is coming to an end, exposing the economy's overstretched private sector balance sheets, large macroeconomic imbalances, and high dependence on f...

Iceland

Iceland »

Source: Iceland : Request for Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iceland

Volume/Issue: 2008/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 2008

ISBN: 9781451819373

Keywords: debt, central bank, interest, external debt, public sector

This paper examines key findings of Iceland's Request for a Stand-By Arrangement from the IMF. Iceland's economy is in the midst of a banking crisis of extraordinary proportions that is expected to lead to a deep r...

Iceland

Iceland »

Source: Iceland : Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions

Volume/Issue: 2012/309

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475569674

Keywords: external debt, central bank, balance of payments, public debt

The report throws light on the process of recovery from the global financial crisis in Iceland. The strong growth performance witnessed in 2011 seems to continue in 2012. The closing output gap and the decline in u...

Iceland

Iceland »

Source: Iceland : Staff Report for First Review under Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Extension of the Arrangement, Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of Access

Volume/Issue: 2009/306

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451819410

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, central bank, financial sector

This paper discusses key findings of the First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for Iceland. Post-crisis dynamics has followed the expected pattern: a sharp drop in GDP, rapid decline in inflation, shift of th...

Iceland

Iceland »

Source: Iceland : Fourth Review under Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability, and Request for Establishment of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Informational Annex; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iceland.

Volume/Issue: 2011/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455213702

Keywords: debt, interest, central bank, external debt, budget

Iceland has made considerable progress under an economic program supported by the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). Successful implementation of fiscal adjustment, effective use of capital controls, and financial sector...