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Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Issues and Reform Strategies

Volume/Issue: 2005/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861853

Keywords: Banking systems, bank credit, banking, banking system, financial system, working capital, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This study discusses issues of access to bank credit in Sub-Saharan Africa, and examines measures that could help facilitate access by the private sector to bank credit. It reviews in particular obstacles to credit...

The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors

The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors »

Source: The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors : Principles and Practice

Volume/Issue: 2005/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Taylor , Marc Quintyn , and Eva Hüpkes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860702

Keywords: Financial regulation, regulatory agencies, public administration accountability, banking, financial system, financial services, financial sector, financial institutions, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation

Policymakers' uneasiness about granting independence to financial sector regulators stems to a large extent from the lack of familiarity with, and elusiveness of, the concept of accountability. This paper gives ope...

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...

Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable?

Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable? »

Source: Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable?

Volume/Issue: 2006/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Cihak , Simon Wolfe , and Klaus Schaeck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864038

Keywords: banking competition, market structure, regulation, duration analysis, banking, statistic, banking system, probability, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper provides the first empirical analysis of the cross-country relationship between a direct measure of competitive conduct of financial institutions and banking system fragility. Using the Panzar and Rosse...

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 Banking Sector Soundness in a Long-Term Framework

Assessing Banking Sector Soundness in a Long-Term Framework »

Source: Assessing Banking Sector Soundness in a Long-Term Framework : The Case of Venezuela

Volume/Issue: 2006/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodolphe Blavy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864854

Keywords: financial soundness, macroprudential analysis, stress tests Venezuela, banking, capital adequacy, capital adequacy ratio, liquid asset, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Venezuela

This paper combines financial soundness indicators (FSIs) and stress-testing methodologies to provide a broad assessment of the soundness of Venezuela's banking sector, based on a diagnosis of its structural and tr...

Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries

Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries »

Source: Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/250

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Herzberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209507

Keywords: private sector debt, Baltic economies, debt overhang, corporate sector, debt service, central bank, Financial Economics: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

Between 2000 and 2007 nonfinancial private sector credit expanded rapidly in the Baltic countries, resulting in a non-negligible build-up of debt. Could this legacy debt hold back the economic recovery of the regio...

Asset Securitization and Optimal Retention*

Asset Securitization and Optimal Retention* »

Source: Asset Securitization and Optimal Retention

Volume/Issue: 2010/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Kiff , and Michael Kisser

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982176

Keywords: Securitization, screening, probability, probabilities, equation, functional form, Financial Institutions and Services: Other, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper builds on recent research by Fender and Mitchell (2009) who show that if financial institutions securitize loans, retaining an interest in the equity tranche does not always induce the securitizer to dil...

Asset Securitization and Structured Financing

Asset Securitization and Structured Financing »

Source: Asset Securitization and Structured Financing : Future Prospects and Challenges for Countries in Emerging Markets

Volume/Issue: 2001/147

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lakshman Alles

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451856736

Keywords: Asset securitization, structured financing, securitization, capital adequacy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This article examines the issues and challenges involved for institutions, policy makers, and law-makers in less developed countries in their efforts to implement asset securitization techniques in their financial...

Australia

Australia »

Source: Australia : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Bank Resolution and Crisis Management

Volume/Issue: 2019/48

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484398845

Keywords: Central banks, Systemically important financial institutions, Banking safety nets, Bank liquidity, Deposit insurance, APRA;RBA;Adi;FCS;foreign branch, limate change, Sustainability, Energy technology & engineering, Energy, power generation, distribution & storage

This Technical Note on Bank Resolution and Crisis Management for Australia was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with the member c...