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Islamic Finance
			: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options

Islamic Finance : Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options »

Volume/Issue: 2015/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Alfred Kammer , Mohamed Norat , Marco Pinon , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , Christopher Towe , and Zeine Zeidane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498325035.006

ISBN: 9781498325035

Keywords: Islamic finance, Islamic banking, participation finance, financial regulations, Sukuk markets, infrastructure finance, financial inclusion, monetary policy, macroprudential policy, tax policy

The SDN discusses the main policy issues and challenges in building an inclusive and safe Islamic finance industry, with emphasis on Islamic banking and Sukuk markets. To this end, it discuses why Islamic finance m...

An Overview of Islamic Finance

An Overview of Islamic Finance »

Volume/Issue: 2015/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mumtaz Hussain , Asghar Shahmoradi , and Rima Turk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 June 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513590745.001

ISBN: 9781513590745

Keywords: Sukuk, finance, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Government Policy and Regulation,

Islamic finance has started to grow in international finance across the globe, with some concentration in few countries. Nearly 20 percent annual growth of Islamic finance in recent years seems to point to its resi...

Monetary Policy in Hybrid Regimes
			: The Case of Kazakhstan

Monetary Policy in Hybrid Regimes : The Case of Kazakhstan »

Volume/Issue: 2014/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natan Epstein , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498340724.001

ISBN: 9781498340724

Keywords: Interest Rate, Money Market, Exchange Rate, central bank, inflation, Forecasting and Simulation, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

This paper analyzes the monetary policy framework in Kazakhstan. The authorities have been successful in containing inflation in the context of a managed exchange rate regime. Over the past two years, the central b...

Monetary Transmission
			: Are Emerging Market and Low Income Countries Different?

Monetary Transmission : Are Emerging Market and Low Income Countries Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ales Bulir , and Jan Vlcek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513554235.001

ISBN: 9781513554235

Keywords: Monetary transmission, yield curve, interest, inflation, market, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Asset Pricing, All Countries,

We use two alternative representations of the yield curve to test the functioning of the interest rate transmission mechanism along the yield curve based on government paper in a sample of emerging market and low-i...

What Matters for Financial Development and Stability?

What Matters for Financial Development and Stability? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raja Almarzoqi , Sami Ben Naceur , and Akshay Kotak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513501178.001

ISBN: 9781513501178

Keywords: financial development, financial possibility frontier, variables, benchmarks, trade, economy, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

This study aims to identify policies that influence the development of financial institutions as measured across three dimensions: depth, efficiency, and stability. Applying the concept of the financial possibility...

Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance »

Source: Islamic Finance : Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2015/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Alfred Kammer , Mohamed Norat , Marco Pinon , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , Christopher Towe , and Zeine Zeidane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498325035

Keywords: Islamic finance, Islamic banking, participation finance, financial regulations, Sukuk markets, infrastructure finance, financial inclusion, monetary policy, macroprudential policy, tax policy

The SDN discusses the main policy issues and challenges in building an inclusive and safe Islamic finance industry, with emphasis on Islamic banking and Sukuk markets. To this end, it discuses why Islamic finance m...

Monetary Policy in Hybrid Regimes

Monetary Policy in Hybrid Regimes »

Source: Monetary Policy in Hybrid Regimes : The Case of Kazakhstan

Volume/Issue: 2014/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natan Epstein , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498340724

Keywords: Interest Rate, Money Market, Exchange Rate, central bank, inflation, Forecasting and Simulation, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

This paper analyzes the monetary policy framework in Kazakhstan. The authorities have been successful in containing inflation in the context of a managed exchange rate regime. Over the past two years, the central b...

Monetary Transmission

Monetary Transmission »

Source: Monetary Transmission : Are Emerging Market and Low Income Countries Different?

Volume/Issue: 2015/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ales Bulir , and Jan Vlcek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513554235

Keywords: Monetary transmission, yield curve, interest, inflation, market, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Asset Pricing, All Countries,

We use two alternative representations of the yield curve to test the functioning of the interest rate transmission mechanism along the yield curve based on government paper in a sample of emerging market and low-i...

An Overview of Islamic Finance1

An Overview of Islamic Finance1 »

Source: An Overview of Islamic Finance

Volume/Issue: 2015/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mumtaz Hussain , Asghar Shahmoradi , and Rima Turk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513590745

Keywords: Sukuk, finance, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Government Policy and Regulation,

Islamic finance has started to grow in international finance across the globe, with some concentration in few countries. Nearly 20 percent annual growth of Islamic finance in recent years seems to point to its resi...

What Matters for Financial Development and Stability?

What Matters for Financial Development and Stability? »

Source: What Matters for Financial Development and Stability?

Volume/Issue: 2015/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raja Almarzoqi , Sami Ben Naceur , and Akshay Kotak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513501178

Keywords: financial development, financial possibility frontier, variables, benchmarks, trade, economy, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

This study aims to identify policies that influence the development of financial institutions as measured across three dimensions: depth, efficiency, and stability. Applying the concept of the financial possibility...