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Source: Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, there has been renewed public interest in informal funds transfer (IFT) systems. Press coverage, which often focused on the putative conn...

II Introduction

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Source: Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

This study responds to the growing interest in the operational characteristics and economic and regulatory implications of IFT systems. It contributes to the limited analytical literature on financial remitt...

III Features of the Informal Hawala System

III Features of the Informal Hawala System »

Source: Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

Different terms are used to describe informal funds transfer systems, including “alternative remittance systems,” “underground banking,” “ethnic banking,” and “informal value transfer system.” This study use...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Nepal

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Nepal »

Source: Nepal : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2012

ISBN: 9781475555479

Keywords: banking, banking sector, capital adequacy, foreign exchange

Nepal is a post-conflict state seeking to formalize democracy in a challenging environment. Significant headway toward a new state has been made since the 2006 peace accord. Progress on a range of technical issues...

Malaysia
			: Financial Sector Stability Assessment

Malaysia : Financial Sector Stability Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2013/52

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475588026.002

ISBN: 9781475588026

Keywords: banking, banking system, banking sector, foreign exchange, banking institutions

This assessment is a review of the financial environment of Malaysia. Like many other Asian countries, Malaysia experienced financial distress in the late 1990s, but the country's policy reforms have moved it to a...

New Zealand
			: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics:  Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency, Banking Supervision, and Securities Regulation

New Zealand : Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency, Banking Supervision, and Securities Regulation »

Volume/Issue: 2004/126

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451830194.002

ISBN: 9781451830194

Keywords: banking, banking supervision, banking sector, foreign exchange, market intermediaries

This paper presents key findings of the Financial System Stability Assessment for New Zealand, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency, Banking Super...

Russian Federation
			: Technical Note on Stress Testing of the Banking Sector

Russian Federation : Technical Note on Stress Testing of the Banking Sector »

Volume/Issue: 2011/334

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 November 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463925901.002

ISBN: 9781463925901

Keywords: capital adequacy, banking, capital ratio, banking sector, foreign exchange

This technical note focuses on the stress testing exercise in 2010 for the financial sector assessment program based on the existing approaches of the Central Bank of Russia, as well as a separate bottom-up exercis...

The International Lender of Last Resort
			: How Large is Large Enought?

The International Lender of Last Resort : How Large is Large Enought? »

Volume/Issue: 2001/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Jeanne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849875.001

ISBN: 9781451849875

Keywords: bank runs, multiple equilibria, credit crunch, exchange rate regime, deposit insurance, Asian crisis, exchange rate, banking, foreign exchange, banking sector

This paper considers how an international lender of last resort (LOLR) can prevent self-fulfilling banking and currency crises in emerging economies. We compare two different arrangements: one in which the internat...

Informal Funds Transfer Systems
			: An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062269.084

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been increased public interest in informal funds transfer (IFT) systems. This paper examines the informal hawala system, an IFT system found predominantl...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been increased public interest in informal funds transfer (IFT) systems. This paper examines the informal hawala system, an IFT system found predominantl...