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Central Banking in Latin America

Central Banking in Latin America »

Source: Central Banking in Latin America : The Way Forward

Volume/Issue: 2016/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Carriere-Swallow , Luis I. Jacome H. , Nicolas Magud , and Alejandro Werner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475543353

Keywords: Central Banking, Monetary Policy, Macroprudential Policy, Latin America.

Latin America's central banks have made substantial progress towards delivering an environment of price stability that is supportive of sustainable economic growth. We review these achievements, and discuss remaini...

Credit Growth and the Effectiveness of  Reserve Requirements and Other Macroprudential Instruments in Latin America*

Credit Growth and the Effectiveness of Reserve Requirements and Other Macroprudential Instruments in Latin America* »

Source: Credit Growth and the Effectiveness of Reserve Requirements and Other Macroprudential Instruments in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2012/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475503999

Keywords: countercyclical policy, interest rate spreads, bank credit, banking, monetary policy, central bank, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Counter Cyclical Policy,

Over the past decade policy makers in Latin America have adopted a number of macroprudential instruments to manage the procyclicality of bank credit dynamics to the private sector and contain systemic risk. Reserve...

Credit Stagnation in Latin America

Credit Stagnation in Latin America »

Source: Credit Stagnation in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2002/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , and Roberto Steiner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451847390

Keywords: banking system, banking, deposit money, deposit money banks, bank credit,

This study examines the recent marked slowdown in bank credit to the private sector in Latin America. Based on the study of eight countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, and Venezuela)...

Depositor Behavior and Market Discipline in Colombia

Depositor Behavior and Market Discipline in Colombia »

Source: Depositor Behavior and Market Discipline in Colombia

Volume/Issue: 2000/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roberto Steiner , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2000

ISBN: 9781451874983

Keywords: banking system, market discipline, deposit insurance, deposit growth, banking, moral hazard, deposit interest

This study examines how depositors choose among different banks and over time in Colombia, focusing on whether they discipline bank behavior. By controlling for a more comprehensive set of risk/return factors, the...

Determinants of Ex-Ante Banking System Distress

Determinants of Ex-Ante Banking System Distress »

Source: Determinants of Ex-Ante Banking System Distress : A Macro-Micro Empirical Exploration of Some Recent Episodes

Volume/Issue: 1999/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Brenda Gonzalez-Hermosillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1999

ISBN: 9781451845167

Keywords: Banking crisis, Banking sector fragility, banking, probability, banking system, bank failures, statistics

This paper empirically analyzes the contribution of microeconomic and macroeconomic factors in five recent episodes of banking system problems in the U.S. Southwest (1986–92), Northeast (1991–92), and...

Financial Inclusion, Growth and Inequality

Financial Inclusion, Growth and Inequality »

Source: Financial Inclusion, Growth and Inequality : A Model Application to Colombia

Volume/Issue: 2014/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Izabela Karpowicz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498344838

Keywords: Financial deepening, financial inclusion, access to finance, inequality, banking, savings rate, small firms, General, Government Policy and Regulation,

Financial inclusion has been one of the key pillars of Colombia's development strategy for a number of years. Financial inclusion policies have aimed at channeling microcredit to poor, spreading formal banking syst...

Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries

Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries : The Role of Regulatory, Institutional, and Macroeconomic Factors

Volume/Issue: 2012/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503937

Keywords: Net Interest Margins, Low Income Countries, Emerging Economies, market concentration, banking, net interest margin, competition, bank entry

We analyze factors driving persistently higher financial intermediation costs in low-income countries (LICs) relative to emerging market (EMs) country comparators. Using the net interest margin as a proxy for finan...

Financial Market Fragilities in Latin America

Financial Market Fragilities in Latin America »

Source: Financial Market Fragilities in Latin America : From Banking Crisis Resolution to Current Policy Challenges

Volume/Issue: 1994/117

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1994

ISBN: 9781451853971

Keywords: banking, banking system, foreign exchange, reserve requirements, financial system

This paper has two objectives: first, by reviewing the recent experience of five Latin American countries with the restructuring of their financial sectors, it derives lessons regarding the most effective ways to r...

Foreign Investment in Colombia's Financial Sector1

Foreign Investment in Colombia's Financial Sector1 »

Source: Foreign Investment in Colombia's Financial Sector

Volume/Issue: 1999/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Natalia Salazar , and Roberto Steiner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

ISBN: 9781451856941

Keywords: Foreign investment, banking system, financial liberalization, foreign banks, domestic banks, foreign entry, foreign capital

This study analyzes foreign investment in Colombia’s financial system, chronicling major changes in legislation, describing how investment flows evolved over time, and comparing performance of foreign&#x2013...

The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Chilean Banking System

The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Chilean Banking System »

Source: The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Chilean Banking System

Volume/Issue: 2010/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781455200672

Keywords: Corisk, quantile regression, financial crisis, contagion, Chile, banking, banking system, financial institutions, financial system, bank claims

This paper explores how the global turmoil affected the risk of banks operating in Chile, and provides evidence that could help strengthen work on vulnerability indicators and off-site supervision. The analysis is...