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10 Banking Sector Integration and Competition in CEMAC

10 Banking Sector Integration and Competition in CEMAC »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

This chapter examines the issue of banking sector integration and competition in CEMAC, with a focus on the integration of products and services in retail banking, as financial markets are limited in size (B...

The CFA Franc Zone
			: Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges »

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066755.071

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

About one-third of countries covered by the IMF's African Department are members of the CFA franc zone. With most other countries moving away from fixed exchange rates, the issue of an adequate policy framework to...

7 Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone

7 Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

The 1994 devaluation of the CFA franc was a result of a prolonged deterioration of the terms of trade of the countries of the CFA franc zone, a steep rise in the labor costs of those countries, and a nominal...

6 Economic Fundamentals and the CFA Franc Zone Real Exchange Rates

6 Economic Fundamentals and the CFA Franc Zone Real Exchange Rates »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

The debate in the literature on structural adjustment and macroeconomic stabilization has emphasized the crucial role played by the real exchange rate, given its importance for export promotion and for the g...

9 Financial Sector Integration in WAEMU

9 Financial Sector Integration in WAEMU »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

This study examines different aspects of financial integration in WAEMU in order to complement the literature on macroeconomic integration. Historically, the emphasis has been on the objective of macroeconom...

4 Fiscal Reaction Functions in the CFA Franc Zone

4 Fiscal Reaction Functions in the CFA Franc Zone »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

The two monetary unions in the CFA franc zone conduct their national economic policies within the framework of macroeconomic convergence criteria. The CFA franc zone includes WAEMU and CEMAC member countries...

The Global Financial Crisis

The Global Financial Crisis »

Source: The Global Financial Crisis : Impact on WAEMU Member Countries and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2009/16

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Johannes Mueller , Irene Yackovlev , and Hans Weisfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2009

ISBN: 9781455229017

Keywords: Current account deficits, Credit risk, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Aid flows, External shocks, Financial crisis, Monetary unions, Monetary policy, Liquidity management

Most WAEMU countries are likely to see economic growth deteriorate over the next two years as a result of the global economic crisis, and some WAEMU countries will be more severely affected by the crisis than other...

11 Growth and Convergence in the CFA Franc Zone

11 Growth and Convergence in the CFA Franc Zone »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

Strongly linked to external price and exchange rate developments, growth performance during the post-devaluation period has varied within the CFA franc zone. Relative to sub-Saharan Africa averages, real per...

Guinea-Bissau: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Guinea-Bissau: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility »

Source: Guinea-Bissau : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Volume/Issue: 2015/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513566825

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Governance, Fiscal policy, Revenue mobilization, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Letters of Intent, Staff Reports

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Context: A series of coups d'état since independence have resulted in chronic political instability and deterred economic and social progress. Guinea-Bissau has re-initiated progress since the ass...

Guinea-Bissau: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis Update

Guinea-Bissau: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis Update »

Source: Guinea-Bissau : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Volume/Issue: 2015/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513566825

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Governance, Fiscal policy, Revenue mobilization, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Letters of Intent, Staff Reports

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Context: A series of coups d'état since independence have resulted in chronic political instability and deterred economic and social progress. Guinea-Bissau has re-initiated progress since the ass...