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Annex I. Stylized Facts: Foreign Exchange Markets

Annex I. Stylized Facts: Foreign Exchange Markets »

Source: Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

This annex assembles stylized facts on foreign exchange markets in smaller economies and reports case studies with a view to providing a basis for the policy discussion in the main...

Annex II. Stylized Facts: Money and Secondary Government Securities Markets

Annex II. Stylized Facts: Money and Secondary Government Securities Markets »

Source: Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

This annex summarizes stylized facts on money and secondary government securities markets in smaller economies. Data on money markets are especially limited, although there is cross...

Annex III. Stylized Facts: Secondary Equity Markets

Annex III. Stylized Facts: Secondary Equity Markets »

Source: Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

This annex summarizes the stylized facts on secondary equity markets in smaller economies. Generally, the empirical and descriptive literature on equity markets in smaller economies...

Annex IV. Case Studies: Regional Integration

Annex IV. Case Studies: Regional Integration »

Source: Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

Market Integration in Europe In Europe, cross-country market access is based on the “single passport” concept. Products and financial intermediaries authorized in one European Union...

Appendix 5Business and Economic Environment

Appendix 5Business and Economic Environment »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

This appendix gives further background on the legal and economic environment in which financial sectors in sub-Saharan Africa operate. Poor legal and instit...

Appendix 2Development Banks and Specialized State-Owned Financial Institutions

Appendix 2Development Banks and Specialized State-Owned Financial Institutions »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

Development finance institutions (DFIs) emerged in SSA as part of the generally interventionist policies in the financial sector following independence. A DFI is defined here as a publicly owned...

Appendix 1Earlier Financial Sector Liberalization Efforts

Appendix 1Earlier Financial Sector Liberalization Efforts »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

The initial focus of financial sector reform efforts beginning in the mid-1980s was liberalization of interest rates and credit allocation. 1 SSA entered the 1980s wi...

Appendix 4Soundness and Performance

Appendix 4Soundness and Performance »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

This appendix provides additional information on the soundness and economic performance of financial sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. Bank soundness has impro...

Appendix 3Structure and Characteristics

Appendix 3Structure and Characteristics »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa : Financial Sector Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Anne Gulde , Kevin Carey , Smita Wagh , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065659

Keywords: banking, microfinance, financial services, banking sector

This appendix provides additional background on the structure of the financial sector in sub-Saharan Africa and on the characteristics of institutions and of the operating environment....

Botswana

Botswana »

Source: Botswana : Statistical Annex

Volume/Issue: 1997/29

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 1997

ISBN: 9781451806328

Keywords: bank of botswana, commercial banks, foreign currency, banking, retained earnings

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...