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Africa
			: Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758293.071

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Sub-Saharan Africa needs much faster economic growth and more effective economic, financial, and social policies if it is to make up for lost ground and reduce the number of people living in abject poverty. Edited...

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Back Matter »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Sub-Saharan Africa needs much faster economic growth and more effective economic, financial, and social policies if it is to make up for lost ground and reduce the number of people living in abject poverty. Edited...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Sub-Saharan Africa needs much faster economic growth and more effective economic, financial, and social policies if it is to make up for lost ground and reduce the number of people living in abject poverty. Edited...

5 Alternative Approaches to Regulation and Corporate Governance in Financial Firms

5 Alternative Approaches to Regulation and Corporate Governance in Financial Firms »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

The objective of this paper is to draw lessons from recent banking sector crises especially with respect to the design of an optimum “regulatory regime.” Just as the causes of banki...

Analysis of the Efficiency and Profitability of the Japanese Banking System1

Analysis of the Efficiency and Profitability of the Japanese Banking System1 »

Source: Analysis of the Efficiency and Profitability of the Japanese Banking System

Volume/Issue: 2008/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869255

Keywords: Profitability, commercial banks, savings banks, banking system, bankers association,

The paper analyzes the efficiency and profitability of Japanese banks from 2000-06. It uses a non-parametric approach, the data envelopment analysis (DEA) to analyze banks' cost and revenue efficiency. The results...

7 Applying Basle Standards in Developing and Transition Economies

7 Applying Basle Standards in Developing and Transition Economies »

Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

The Basle Committee has now been in existence for more than twenty years, gradually moving from information gathering to coordination and then to harmonization of international banking standards. The thrust...

11 Are Banks Still Special?

11 Are Banks Still Special? »

Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

Let me begin by discussing why, and in what senses, banks have been regarded as special. The term “bank,” historically and more than ever today, covers a multitude of sins. In practice it refers to a range o...

18 Assessing Financial Sector Soundness: The Role of the IMF

18 Assessing Financial Sector Soundness: The Role of the IMF »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

The need to strengthen countries’ financial systems has been a major focus of the IMF’s work in recent years. This paper focuses on the Financial Sector Assessment Program—or FSAP—which is the key initiative...

8 Assessing the Ability of a Financial System to Withstand Financial Stress: A Market Perspective

8 Assessing the Ability of a Financial System to Withstand Financial Stress: A Market Perspective »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

“Assessing the Ability of a Financial System to Withstand Financial Stress” is an interesting and somewhat challenging topic for a rating agency professional such as myself, since t...

Asset Price Inflation in the 1980's

Asset Price Inflation in the 1980's »

Source: Asset Price Inflation in the 1980's : A Flow of Funds Perspective

Volume/Issue: 1993/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Garry Schinasi , Steven Weisbrod , and Monica Hargraves

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1993

ISBN: 9781451849936

Keywords: financial assets, asset markets, bank of japan, banking, financial institutions

This paper examines how and why financial resources were channeled almost exclusively to specific asset markets in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States in the late 1980s. A decline in demand for funds b...