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Accounting discretion of banks during a financial crisis

Accounting discretion of banks during a financial crisis »

Source: Accounting discretion of banks during a financial crisis

Volume/Issue: 2009/207

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Laeven , and Harry Huizinga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873542

Keywords: Key bank regulation, fair value accounting, corporate disclosure, real estate, real estate loans, tier 1 capital, bank assets, real estate loan,

This paper shows that banks use accounting discretion to overstate the value of distressed assets. Banks' balance sheets overvalue real estate-related assets compared to the market value of these assets, especially...

Are House Prices Rising Too Fast in China?

Are House Prices Rising Too Fast in China? »

Source: Are House Prices Rising Too Fast in China?

Volume/Issue: 2010/274

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashvin Ahuja , Lillian Cheung , Gaofeng Han , Nathan Porter , and Wenlang Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210817

Keywords: House price, price misalignment, leverage cycle, mortgage, real estate, land sales, mortgage loan, mortgage interest,

Sharp increase in house prices combined with the extraordinary Chinese lending growth during 2009 has led to concerns of an emerging real estate bubble. We find that, for China as a whole, the current levels of hou...

Assessing House Prices with Prudential and Valuation Measures

Assessing House Prices with Prudential and Valuation Measures »

Source: Assessing House Prices with Prudential and Valuation Measures

Volume/Issue: 2019/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michal Andrle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498302814

Keywords: Interest rates, Market interest rates, Cyclical indicators, Index numbers, Economic growth, house prices, borrowing capacity, present value, financial stability, mortgage rate

In this paper we provide tools for assessing the house prices and housing valuation. We develop two approaches: (i) borrowing capacity approach, and (ii) intrinsic value approach. The borrowing capacity of househol...

Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry

Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry »

Source: Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry

Volume/Issue: 1998/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451951547

Keywords: Loan Market, Barriers to Entry, Spatial Competition, competition, banking, banking industry, barrier to entry, mergers

The paper analyzes the effects of informational asymmetries on the market structure of the banking industry in a multi-period model of spatial competition. All lenders face uncertainty with regard to borrowers&#x20...

Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets

Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets »

Source: Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets : Determinants and Spillovers

Volume/Issue: 2012/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reinout De Bock , and Alexander Demyanets

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502237

Keywords: Macro-financial linkages, Nonperforming loans, Exchange rate, Panel regressions, capital inflows, net capital flows, exchange rates, Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Finance: General

This paper assesses the vulnerability of emerging markets and their banks to aggregate shocks. We find significant links between banks' asset quality, credit and macroeconomic aggregates. Lower economic growth, an...

Bank Balance Sheets and the Value of Lending

Bank Balance Sheets and the Value of Lending »

Source: Bank Balance Sheets and the Value of Lending

Volume/Issue: 2017/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jiaqian Chen , and Giuseppe Vera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475599053

Keywords: Europe, United Kingdom, Bank balance sheets, loan announcement effect, bank monitoring, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

We study 1,400 UK syndicated loans, together with the financial history of the lead bank and the borrowing firm. We interpret abnormal equity returns around loan announcements as the value of the lending relationsh...

Bank Behavior in Response to Basel Iii

Bank Behavior in Response to Basel Iii »

Source: Bank Behavior in Response to Basel Iii : A Cross-Country Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Cosimano , and Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455262427

Keywords: capital constraints, equity, capital requirements, nonperforming loans, interest expense, bank capital, Central Banking, And The Supply Of Money And Credit, financial Institutions And Services,

This paper investigates the impact of the new capital requirements introduced under the Basel III framework on bank lending rates and loan growth. Higher capital requirements, by raising banks' marginal cost of fun...

Bank Lending in the Knowledge Economy

Bank Lending in the Knowledge Economy »

Source: Bank Lending in the Knowledge Economy

Volume/Issue: 2017/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , Dalida Kadyrzhanova , Camelia Minoiu , and Lev Ratnovski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484324899

Keywords: Intangible capital, bank lending, commercial loans, real estate loans, liquid assets, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Government Policy and Regulation

We study bank portfolio allocations during the transition of the real sector to a knowledge economy in which firms use less tangible capital and invest more in intangible assets. We show that, as firms shift toward...

Bank Losses, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability-Evidence on the Interplay from Panel Data

Bank Losses, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability-Evidence on the Interplay from Panel Data »

Source: Bank Losses, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability-Evidence on the Interplay from Panel Data

Volume/Issue: 2008/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lea Zicchino , and Erlend Nier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870909

Keywords: Loan supply, banking, banking crises, bank capital,

We assess the extent to which loan losses affect banks’ provision of credit to companies and households and examine how feedback from losses to a reduction in credit is affected by the monetary policy stance...

Banking System Restructuring in Kazakhstan

Banking System Restructuring in Kazakhstan »

Source: Banking System Restructuring in Kazakhstan

Volume/Issue: 1998/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Hoelscher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451851885

Keywords: banking, banking system, nonperforming loans, commercial banks, recapitalization

This paper reviews financial restructuring in Kazakhstan, and the condition of the financial system in the period following independence. The authorities’ efforts to redress financial sector weaknesses fall...