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Are Rating Agencies Powerful? An Investigation Into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings

Are Rating Agencies Powerful? An Investigation Into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings »

Source: Are Rating Agencies Powerful? An Investigation Into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings

Volume/Issue: 2012/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Kiff , Sylwia Nowak , and Liliana Schumacher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931858

Keywords: Sovereign ratings, rating agencies, credit ratings, asian crisis, emerging markets, An Investigation into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Corporate Finance and Governance: Government Policy and Regulation,

We find that Credit Rating Agencies (CRA)'s opinions have an impact in the cost of funding of sovereign issuers and consequently ratings are a concern for financial stability. While ratings produced by the major CR...

Assessing and Managing Rapid Credit Growth and the Role of Supervisory and Prudential Policies

Assessing and Managing Rapid Credit Growth and the Role of Supervisory and Prudential Policies »

Source: Assessing and Managing Rapid Credit Growth and the Role of Supervisory and Prudential Policies

Volume/Issue: 2005/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ceyla Pazarbasioglu , Gudrun Johnsen , Paul Hilbers , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451861709

Keywords: credit growth, supervisory and prudential policies, banking, foreign exchange, financial sector, bank credit, financial system, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper reviews trends in bank lending to the private sector, with a particular focus on Central and Eastern European countries, and finds that rapid growth of private sector credit continues to be a key challen...

Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators

Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators »

Source: Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators

Volume/Issue: 2003/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Graham Slack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451847888

Keywords: dissemination, compilation guide, capital adequacy, banking, banking crises, crisis countries, competitiveness, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

Because the wave of financial crises in recent years has spurred analysts' and policymakers' interest in monitoring the vulnerabilities of financial systems, the need for supporting data has increased. This paper p...

Bank Funding Structures and Risk

Bank Funding Structures and Risk »

Source: Bank Funding Structures and Risk : Evidence From the Global Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2012/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pablo Federico , and Francisco Vazquez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463933142

Keywords: pre-crisis, bank failure, bank liquidity, global financial crisis, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Bank Liquidity Creation, Basel Iii, Macro-prudential Regulations,

This paper analyzes the evolution of bank funding structures in the run up to the global financial crisis and studies the implications for financial stability, exploiting a bank-level dataset that covers about 11,0...

Banking Crises and Bank Resolution

Banking Crises and Bank Resolution »

Source: Banking Crises and Bank Resolution : Experiences in Some Transition Economies

Volume/Issue: 2002/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451847710

Keywords: transition, banking crises, bank resolution, banking, banking sector, banking crisis, banking system, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions: Financial Economics,

Like most transition economies, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Mongolia suffered severe banking crises, which had to be resolved before growth could resume. The macroeconomic and institutional failings that led to these...

Bond Yields in Emerging Economies

Bond Yields in Emerging Economies »

Source: Bond Yields in Emerging Economies : It Matters What State You Are In

Volume/Issue: 2012/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laura Jaramillo , and Anke Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505481

Keywords: Emerging Market Economies, Fiscal Deficit, bond, bond yields, domestic bond, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

While many studies have looked into the determinants of yields on externally issued sovereign bonds of emerging economies, analysis of domestically issued bonds has hitherto been limited, despite their growing rele...

Bulgaria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Bulgaria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Bulgaria : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2004/177

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451804478

Keywords: current account, financial intermediation, foreign assets, commercial banks, reserve requirements

This Selected Issues paper for Bulgaria highlights that the rapid credit expansion has not raised significant financial stability issues, but has been a key factor in the sharp weakening of the external current acc...

Bulgaria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Bulgaria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Bulgaria : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2004/177

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451804478

Keywords: current account, financial intermediation, foreign assets, commercial banks, reserve requirements

This Selected Issues paper for Bulgaria highlights that the rapid credit expansion has not raised significant financial stability issues, but has been a key factor in the sharp weakening of the external current acc...

Bulgaria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Bulgaria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Bulgaria : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2004/177

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451804478

Keywords: current account, financial intermediation, foreign assets, commercial banks, reserve requirements

This Selected Issues paper for Bulgaria highlights that the rapid credit expansion has not raised significant financial stability issues, but has been a key factor in the sharp weakening of the external current acc...

Bulgaria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Bulgaria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Bulgaria : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2004/177

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451804478

Keywords: current account, financial intermediation, foreign assets, commercial banks, reserve requirements

This Selected Issues paper for Bulgaria highlights that the rapid credit expansion has not raised significant financial stability issues, but has been a key factor in the sharp weakening of the external current acc...