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Financial Fragilities in Latin America
			: The 1980s and 1990s

Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755025.084

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

By reviewing the experiences of Latin American countries with the restructuring of their financial sectors since 1982, this paper derives lessons regarding the most effective ways to deal with banking difficulties...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

By reviewing the experiences of Latin American countries with the restructuring of their financial sectors since 1982, this paper derives lessons regarding the most effective ways to deal with banking difficulties...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

By reviewing the experiences of Latin American countries with the restructuring of their financial sectors since 1982, this paper derives lessons regarding the most effective ways to deal with banking difficulties...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

In late 1994, several Latin American economies, particularly Mexico and Argentina, experienced sharp reversals of international capital inflows that had characterized the previous four years. The immediate c...

II Role of Banks in Developing Countries

II Role of Banks in Developing Countries »

Source: Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

Financial systems in developing countries are typically dominated by banks: bank deposits constitute the most important form of household savings, and bank loans are the most important source of external fin...

III Franchise Value of Banks and Resolution of Banking Crises: 1982–90

III Franchise Value of Banks and Resolution of Banking Crises: 1982–90 »

Source: Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

It is well documented that the challenges faced by policymakers in Latin America following the outbreak of the debt crisis included not only the correction of the countries’ macroeconomic imbalances but also...

IV New Banking Crisis in Latin America: 1994–95

IV New Banking Crisis in Latin America: 1994–95 »

Source: Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

After several years of tight monetary policy in the context of a managed exchange rate system, in 1993 and 1994, the Central Bank of Mexico expanded credit to the banking system at an accelerating pace, incr...

V Long-Term Challenges to Franchise Value of Banks

V Long-Term Challenges to Franchise Value of Banks »

Source: Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

With the Mexican and Argentine financial crises fresh in their minds, policymakers are acutely aware that capital inflows are transitory. 52 The experiences of the crises of the 1...

VI Financial Soundness and Macroeconomic Stability: A Bank Balance Sheet Approach

VI Financial Soundness and Macroeconomic Stability: A Bank Balance Sheet Approach »

Source: Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

This section focuses on the macroeconomic consequences of banks’ performance. Specifically, it analyzes the extent to which the sustainability of a widely implemented type of stabilization program in Latin A...