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Bank Efficiency and Market Structure

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Source: Bank Efficiency and Market Structure : What Determines Banking Spreads in Armenia?

Volume/Issue: 2007/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Holger Floerkemeier , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451866988

Keywords: Banking system, interest rate spreads, banking, foreign bank, foreign banks, bank size,

Despite far-reaching banking sector reforms and a prolonged period of macroeconomic stability and strong economic growth, financial intermediation in Armenia has lagged behind other transition countries, and intere...

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia1

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia1 »

Source: Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2015/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raja Almarzoqi , and Sami Ben Naceur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2015

ISBN: 9781484342817

Keywords: Interest margins, Operating costs, Market power, Macroeconomic policies, bank, interest, banks, risk, credit, General,

In this paper, we use a bank-level panel dataset to investigate the determinants of bank interest margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) over the period 1998-2013. We apply the dealership model of Ho and Sa...

IMF Approves US$540 Million Stand-By Arrangement for Armenia

IMF Approves US$540 Million Stand-By Arrangement for Armenia »

Source: Republic of Armenia : Request for Stand-By Arrangement-Staff Report; Staff Supplements and Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Armenia.

Volume/Issue: 2009/140

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451801743

Keywords: debt, interest, financial sector, budget

This paper discusses Armenia's request for a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) with exceptional access of 400 percent of quota. Given the urgency of the situation, the request is being considered under the Emergency Finan...

IMF Completes Fifth Review Under PRGF for the Republic of Armenia, Approves Request for Extension of the Arrangement Through December 2004

IMF Completes Fifth Review Under PRGF for the Republic of Armenia, Approves Request for Extension of the Arrangement Through December 2004 »

Source: Republic of Armenia : Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Extension of the Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2004/136

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451801477

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, external debt, central bank

This paper examines Armenia's Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) and Request for Extension of the Arrangement. Performance under the PRGF-supported program since mid-2003 has been s...

IMF Completes First Review Under PRGF for the Republic of Armenia and Approves US$4.7 Million Disbursement

IMF Completes First Review Under PRGF for the Republic of Armenia and Approves US$4.7 Million Disbursement »

Source: Republic of Armenia : First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Volume/Issue: 2005/422

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451801606

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, external debt, financial sector

The staff report for the First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility on the Republic of Armenia highlights economic developments and the macroeconomic framework. Ar...

IMF Completes First Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Armenia and Approves Increase in Financial Support to US$822.7 Million

IMF Completes First Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Armenia and Approves Increase in Financial Support to US$822.7 Million »

Source: Republic of Armenia : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Augmentation, Rephasing of Purchases, Waiver of the Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modification of Performance Criteria: Staff Report, Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion, and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Armenia.

Volume/Issue: 2009/214

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451801750

Keywords: debt, interest, revenues, budget, external debt

This paper discusses key findings of the First Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for the Republic of Armenia. In light of the large increase in Armenia's financing needs, the authorities have requested an augme...

IMF Completes Fourth Review Under PRGF for the Republic of Armenia, Grants Waiver, and Approves Disbursement of US$14 Million the Republic of Armenia

IMF Completes Fourth Review Under PRGF for the Republic of Armenia, Grants Waiver, and Approves Disbursement of US$14 Million the Republic of Armenia »

Source: Republic of Armenia : Fourth Review under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion

Volume/Issue: 2003/379

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451801545

Keywords: debt, budget, central bank, interest, external debt

Armenia showed strong economic performance owing to its prudent macroeconomic policies and structural reforms, under the Poverty Reduction Growth Facility (PRGF) Arrangement. Executive Directors welcomed this devel...

IMF Completes Third Review of Armenia’s PRGF Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion

IMF Completes Third Review of Armenia’s PRGF Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion »

Source: Republic of Armenia : Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion

Volume/Issue: 2003/93

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451801460

Keywords: debt, budget, external debt, central bank, interest

This paper evaluates the Republic of Armenia's Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) and a Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion. The PRGF-supported program remains on track. All...

IMF Completes Third Review Under Stand-By Arrangement for Armenia and Approves $73.6 Million Disbursement

IMF Completes Third Review Under Stand-By Arrangement for Armenia and Approves $73.6 Million Disbursement »

Source: Republic of Armenia : Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Modification of Performance Criteria: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Alternate Executive Director and Advisor for the Republic of Armenia.

Volume/Issue: 2010/97

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2010

ISBN: 9781455204564

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, deficit, budget

Armenia's third review under the Stand-By Arrangement and its request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion are discussed. The uptick in inflation was largely driven by exogenous factors, but it is i...

IMF Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Armenia

IMF Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Armenia »

Source: Republic of Armenia : Staff Report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Volume/Issue: 2006/433

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451801644

Keywords: debt, external debt, financial sector, interest, deficit

Armenia's economy continues to perform strongly. Prudent fiscal and monetary policies and ongoing structural reforms have contributed to double-digit growth in a low-inflation environment, a continued reduction in...