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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Address by the Chairman of the Executive Board and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

Address by the Chairman of the Executive Board and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund »

Source: Summary Proceedings of the Sixty-First Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors

Series: Summary Proceedings

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2009

ISBN: 9781589067899

Keywords: debt, financial markets, bank group, globalization, financial market

Mr. Chairman, Governors, honored guests, it is a pleasure to welcome you to these meetings on behalf of the International Monetary Fund. I would also like to extend a special welcom...

5 Alternative Approaches to Regulation and Corporate Governance in Financial Firms

5 Alternative Approaches to Regulation and Corporate Governance in Financial Firms »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

The objective of this paper is to draw lessons from recent banking sector crises especially with respect to the design of an optimum “regulatory regime.” Just as the causes of banki...

Amendment of the Instrument to Establish the SCA-1/Deferred Charges Administered Account - Extension of Termination Date

Amendment of the Instrument to Establish the SCA-1/Deferred Charges Administered Account - Extension of Termination Date »

Source: Amendment of the Instrument to Establish the SCA-1/Deferred Charges Administered Account - Extension of Termination Date

Volume/Issue: 2011/015

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 March 2011

ISBN: 9781498339285

Keywords: Administered accounts, Argentina, Brazil, Debt relief, Executive Board decisions, Lapse of time approval, Liberia, Special Contingent Account, Freely usable currencies, Financial statements

To help fulfill its purposes, the International Monetary Fund (the 'Fund') has adopted this Instrument to establish the SCA-1/Deferred Charges Administered Account in accordance with Article V, Section 2(b) (the 'A...

Analytics of Systemic Crises and the Role of Global Financial Safety Nets

Analytics of Systemic Crises and the Role of Global Financial Safety Nets »

Source: Analytics of Systemic Crises and the Role of Global Financial Safety Nets

Volume/Issue: 2011/041

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2011

ISBN: 9781498338813

Keywords: Cross country analysis, External shocks, Financial crisis, Financial safety nets, Fund arrangements, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Liquidity management, Monetary policy, Risk management, Real sector

In response to the global crisis, the Fund overhauled its lending toolkit and boosted its resources, strengthening its ability to pre-empt financial crises. This paper-with the companion paper on Mapping Cross-Bord...

Appendix. The Balance Sheet Matrix: Intersectoral Asset and Liability Position

Appendix. The Balance Sheet Matrix: Intersectoral Asset and Liability Position »

Source: The Global Financial Crisis and Adjustment to Shocks in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda : A Balance Sheet Analysis Perspective

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Iyabo Masha

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462360628

Keywords: Banking sector, foreign currency, financial derivatives, domestic currency, foreign exchange, banking

Appendix Table I. The Balance Sheet Matrix: Net Intersectoral Asset and Liability Positions (In millions of Kenyan Shillings)...

1. Asia’s Momentum Is Set to Continue

1. Asia’s Momentum Is Set to Continue »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014, Asia and Pacific : Sustaining the Momentum: Vigilance and Reforms

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484316573

Keywords: Financial crises, Credit, Central banks, Business cycles, Capital, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems, inflation, capital flows, capital flow

Introduction and Main Findings The main findings of the analysis in this chapter are as follows: The outlook for Asia i...

9 Assessing Current Prudential Arrangements

9 Assessing Current Prudential Arrangements »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter analyzes regulatory and supervisory frameworks in the European Union, building on assessments carried out under the IMF-World Bank Financial Sector Assessment Program(FSAP). 1...

18 Assessing Financial Sector Soundness: The Role of the IMF

18 Assessing Financial Sector Soundness: The Role of the IMF »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

The need to strengthen countries’ financial systems has been a major focus of the IMF’s work in recent years. This paper focuses on the Financial Sector Assessment Program—or FSAP—which is the key initiative...

Assessing House Prices with Prudential and Valuation Measures

Assessing House Prices with Prudential and Valuation Measures »

Source: Assessing House Prices with Prudential and Valuation Measures

Volume/Issue: 2019/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michal Andrle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498302814

Keywords: Interest rates, Market interest rates, Cyclical indicators, Index numbers, Economic growth, house prices, borrowing capacity, present value, financial stability, mortgage rate

In this paper we provide tools for assessing the house prices and housing valuation. We develop two approaches: (i) borrowing capacity approach, and (ii) intrinsic value approach. The borrowing capacity of househol...

Assessing Reserve Adequacy - Further Considerations

Assessing Reserve Adequacy - Further Considerations »

Source: Assessing Reserve Adequacy - Further Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2013/089

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2013

ISBN: 9781498341110

Keywords: Dollarization, Reserve assets, Reserves, Reserves adequacy, Financial crises, Central banks, Central banking and monetary issues, Financial institutions, Exchange markets, coef

Reserves remain a critical liquidity buffer for most countries. They are generally associated with lower crisis risks (crisis prevention) as well as space for authorities to respond to shocks (crisis mitigation). W...