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Assessing and Managing Rapid Credit Growth and the Role of Supervisory and Prudential Policies

Assessing and Managing Rapid Credit Growth and the Role of Supervisory and Prudential Policies »

Source: Assessing and Managing Rapid Credit Growth and the Role of Supervisory and Prudential Policies

Volume/Issue: 2005/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ceyla Pazarbasioglu , Gudrun Johnsen , Paul Hilbers , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451861709

Keywords: credit growth, supervisory and prudential policies, banking, foreign exchange, financial sector, bank credit, financial system, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper reviews trends in bank lending to the private sector, with a particular focus on Central and Eastern European countries, and finds that rapid growth of private sector credit continues to be a key challen...

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage »

Source: Collateral Damage : Exchange Controls and International Trade

Volume/Issue: 2007/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zhiwei Zhang , and Shang-Jin Wei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865721

Keywords: non-tariff barriers, exchange controls, foreign exchange, tariff barriers, International Factor Movements And International Business,

While new conventional wisdom warns that developing countries should be aware of the risks of premature capital account liberalization, the costs of not removing exchange controls have received much less attention....

Comparing Parametric and Non-parametric Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Comparing Parametric and Non-parametric Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises in Emerging Market Economies »

Source: Comparing Parametric and Non-parametric Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Volume/Issue: 2013/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabio Comelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484300589

Keywords: emerging markets., foreign exchange reserves, exchange reserves, exchange rate

The purpose of this paper is to compare in-sample and out-of-sample performances of three parametric and non-parametric early warning systems (EWS) for currency crises in emerging market economies (EMs). The parame...

The Credit Boom in the EU New Member States

The Credit Boom in the EU New Member States »

Source: The Credit Boom in the EU New Member States : Bad Luck or Bad Policies?

Volume/Issue: 2010/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455201136

Keywords: credit boom, sudden stop, global financial crisis, capital inflows, exchange rate, subsidiaries, foreign exchange, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Policy Coordination and Transmission

In the past decade, most of the EU New Member States experienced a severe credit-boom bust cycle. This paper argues that the credit boom-bust cycle was to a large extent the result of factors external to the region...

Determinants of Foreign Currency Borrowing in the New Member States of the EU

Determinants of Foreign Currency Borrowing in the New Member States of the EU »

Source: Determinants of Foreign Currency Borrowing in the New Member States of the EU

Volume/Issue: 2008/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christoph Rosenberg , and Marcel Tirpák

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870312

Keywords: Foreign currency borrowing, new EU member states, foreign currency, exchange rate, foreign exchange, inflation, currency risk,

The paper investigates the determinants of foreign currency borrowing by the private sector in the new member states of the European Union. We find that striking differences in patterns of foreign currency borrowin...

Dollarization in Transition Economies

Dollarization in Transition Economies »

Source: Dollarization in Transition Economies : Evidence and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 1995/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Végh Gramont , and Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1995

ISBN: 9781451950083

Keywords: dollarization, foreign currency, inflation, high inflation, foreign exchange

After most restrictions on foreign currency holdings were relaxed in the early 1990s, foreign currency deposits in transition economies have been increasing rapidly. This paper takes a first look at the evidence on...

Exchange Rate Determinants in Russia: 1992-1993

Exchange Rate Determinants in Russia: 1992-1993 »

Source: Exchange Rate Determinants in Russia : 1992-1993

Volume/Issue: 1994/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vincent Koen , and Eric Meyermans

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1994

ISBN: 9781451848755

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, inflation, foreign exchange market, exchange rates

This paper examines the evolution of the exchange rate of the ruble vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar from exchange rate unification, in July 1992, to the end of 1993. The expected and actual paths of the exchange r...

Foreign Exchange Market Organization in Selected Developing and Transition Economies

Foreign Exchange Market Organization in Selected Developing and Transition Economies »

Source: Foreign Exchange Market Organization in Selected Developing and Transition Economies : Evidence from a Survey

Volume/Issue: 2004/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Canales Kriljenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2004

ISBN: 9781451842074

Keywords: foreign exchange market, exchange rate, foreign exchange markets, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Market microstructure, foreign exchange regulation, net open foreign exchange positions,

The foreign exchange market microstructures in developing and transition economies are characterized by the results from the IMF's 2001 Survey on Foreign Exchange Market Organization. The survey found that these ma...

From Centrally-Planned to Market Economies

From Centrally-Planned to Market Economies »

Source: From Centrally-Planned to Market Economies : The Road from CPE to PCPE

Volume/Issue: 1991/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacob Frenkel , and Guillermo Calvo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1991

ISBN: 9781451843446

Keywords: exchange rate, wage, foreign exchange, wages, wage indexation

This paper deals with the early stages of transformation of centrally-planned economies (CPEs) into market economies during which expectations play a key role. It focuses on the transitional phase during which the...

A New Index of Currency Mismatch and Systemic Risk

A New Index of Currency Mismatch and Systemic Risk »

Volume/Issue: 2010/263

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Ranciere , Aaron Tornell , and Athanasios Vamvakidis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455210701.001

ISBN: 9781455210701

Keywords: Currency Mismatch, Emerging Economies, foreign currency, foreign assets, foreign exchange, foreign currencies, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper constructs a new measure of currency mismatch in the banking sector that controls for bank lending to unhedged borrowers. This measure explicitly takes into account the indirect exchange rate risk that b...