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African Banks Need More Lending Nerve, Says Author

African Banks Need More Lending Nerve, Says Author »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 36 Issue 06

Volume/Issue: 36/6

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451938319

Keywords: international monetary fund, financial globalization, development bank, macroeconomic management

Spring Meetings preview, world outlook, global financial stability, U.S. subprime mortgages, labor globalization, external imbalances, IMF and Africa, wage bill ceilings, policy support instrument, modernizing IMF...

African Governors Meet with De Rato on Voice and Representation

African Governors Meet with De Rato on Voice and Representation »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

Aging, Asset Allocation, and Costs

Aging, Asset Allocation, and Costs »

Source: Aging, Asset Allocation, and Costs : Evidence for the Pension Fund Industry in Switzerland

Volume/Issue: 2007/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rene Weber , and David Gerber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865936

Keywords: asset allocation, pension system, pension, pension fund, life insurance, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper focuses on the nexus between pension funds' balance sheet liabilities, reflecting their age profile and payments obligations, and the investment behavior and costs of these funds. The context of the anal...

Aid Effectiveness: What can Donors Do?

Aid Effectiveness: What can Donors Do? »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 09

Volume/Issue: 35/9

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451968132

Keywords: international monetary fund, debt, budget, Labor market, Budget Policy and Planning, Cost-benefit Analysis, Debtor and Creditor, Economic Development. Finance, Economic History, Financial Liberalization

Funding the IMF; Middle East and Central Asia economic outlook; Is globalization a choice?; Latin American reform; Trade conference; Aid effectiveness; Long-term interest rates in G7 countries; Wage flexibility; Jo...

Asian Economic Outlook: Asian Growth to Remain Strong at More than 7 Percent

Asian Economic Outlook: Asian Growth to Remain Strong at More than 7 Percent »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 36 Issue 07

Volume/Issue: 36/7

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451938357

Keywords: international monetary fund, financial globalization, development bank, macroeconomic management

Spring Meetings focus on global growth, imbalances; IMFC communique; economic outlooks for Western Hemisphere, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Europe; Aid for Lebanon's recovery; United Kingdom reaps fruits of reform...

Calibrating Your Intuition

Calibrating Your Intuition »

Source: Calibrating Your Intuition : Capital Allocation for Market and Credit Risk

Volume/Issue: 2002/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Kupiec

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451852288

Keywords: value at risk, capital allocation, bond, equity capital, stock capital, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Value-at-Risk (VaR) models often are used to estimate the equity investment that is required to limit the default rate on funding debt. Typical VaR "buffer stock" capital calculations produce biased estimates. To e...

Can Debt Crises Be Self-Fulfilling?

Can Debt Crises Be Self-Fulfilling? »

Source: Can Debt Crises Be Self-Fulfilling?

Volume/Issue: 2004/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcos Chamon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451852301

Keywords: Debt crises, multiple equilibria, financial innovation, investors, short-term debt, sovereign debt, public debt, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General

Several papers argue that debt crises can be the result of self-fulfilling expectations that no one will lend to a country. I show this type of coordination failure can be eliminated by a combination of state-conti...

Chapter 3 Assessing Financial Stability

Chapter 3 Assessing Financial Stability »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

Financial system stability in a broad sense means both the avoidance of financial institutions failing in large numbers and the avoidance of serious disruptions to the intermediation functions of the financi...

Chapter 4 Assessing Financial Structure and Financial Development

Chapter 4 Assessing Financial Structure and Financial Development »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

4.1 Overview 4.1.1 Motivation for Assessing Financial Structure and Financial Development Extensive evidence confirms that creating the conditions for...

Chapter 8 Assessing Financial System Integrity—Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Chapter 8 Assessing Financial System Integrity—Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

Both the World Bank and IMF have long been involved in international efforts to strengthen financial sector supervision and to promote good governance, which, among other things, both contribute to reducing...