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Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Issues and Reform Strategies

Volume/Issue: 2005/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861853

Keywords: Banking systems, bank credit, banking, banking system, financial system, working capital, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This study discusses issues of access to bank credit in Sub-Saharan Africa, and examines measures that could help facilitate access by the private sector to bank credit. It reviews in particular obstacles to credit...

The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors

The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors »

Source: The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors : Principles and Practice

Volume/Issue: 2005/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Taylor , Marc Quintyn , and Eva Hüpkes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860702

Keywords: Financial regulation, regulatory agencies, public administration accountability, banking, financial system, financial services, financial sector, financial institutions, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation

Policymakers' uneasiness about granting independence to financial sector regulators stems to a large extent from the lack of familiarity with, and elusiveness of, the concept of accountability. This paper gives ope...

Addressing Interconnectedness

Addressing Interconnectedness »

Source: Addressing Interconnectedness : Concepts and Prudential Tools

Volume/Issue: 2013/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Arregui , Mohamed Norat , Antonio Pancorbo , Jodi Scarlata , Eija Holttinen , Fabiana Melo , Jay Surti , Christopher Wilson , Rodolfo Wehrhahn , and Mamoru Yanase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2013

ISBN: 9781475531855

Keywords: network analysis, prudential tools, policymakers, systemic risk, banking, banking system, banking sector, bank reporting, interbank market, General

This paper reviews tools used to identify and measure interconnectedness and raises the awareness of policymakers as to potential cross-sectional implications of prudential tools aimed at controlling interconnected...

Aftermath of Banking Crises

Aftermath of Banking Crises »

Source: Aftermath of Banking Crises : Effectson Real and Monetary Variables

Volume/Issue: 2000/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Poonam Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451851908

Keywords: Banking Crisis, banking crises, bank credit, banking sector

In this paper a simple optimizing model is developed to analyze the implications of a banking crisis. Banks are incorporated by assuming that they intermediate funds between firms and households. It is shown that w...

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...

The Anatomy of Banking Crises

The Anatomy of Banking Crises »

Source: The Anatomy of Banking Crises

Volume/Issue: 2008/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rupa Duttagupta , and Paul Cashin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451869545

Keywords: binary classification tree, exchange rate, banking, banking system, deposit insurance,

This paper uses a Binary Classification Tree (BCT) model to analyze banking crises in 50 emerging market and developing countries during 1990-2005. The BCT identifies key indicators and their threshold values at wh...

Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy

Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy »

Source: Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy : The Case of the Bundesbank

Volume/Issue: 1998/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1998

ISBN: 9781451975192

Keywords: central banking, monetary policy, central bank, discount rates, discount rate, equation, probability

Market reaction to a change in official interest rates will depend on the extent to which the change is anticipated, and on how it is interpreted as a signal of future policy. In this paper, a technique is develope...

Apocalypse then

Apocalypse then »

Source: Apocalypse then : The Evolution of the North Atlantic Economy and the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2011/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Trung Bui , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2011

ISBN: 9781463902308

Keywords: Financial linkages, financial regulation, banking, bonds, bond, banking systems, financial market, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

The financial crisis, originated from the collapse of US housing markets in 2008, reverberates around the world. Its destructive force was felt nowhere more keenly than Western Europe. Indeed, it continues to mire...

Are Banks Really Lazy? Evidence from Middle East and North Africa

Are Banks Really Lazy? Evidence from Middle East and North Africa »

Source: Are Banks Really Lazy? Evidence from Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2014/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Simon Gray , Philippe Karam , and Rima Turk Ariss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484386460

Keywords: MENA, credit, central bank, government securities, monetary fund, banking, monetary financing, General, Government Policy and Regulation, and credit.,

We investigate whether low loan-to-deposit (LTD) ratios and high levels of reserve balances at the central bank (or holdings of government securities) are a reflection of policy-driven factors compared to commonly...

Are Islamic Banks More Resilient during Financial Panics?*

Are Islamic Banks More Resilient during Financial Panics?* »

Source: Are Islamic Banks More Resilient during Financial Panics?

Volume/Issue: 2015/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Moazzam Farooq , and Sajjad Zaheer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2015

ISBN: 9781484380628

Keywords: Financial panic, Liquidity crisis, Bank Run, banks, bank, banking, deposits, Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis,

Rapid growth of Islamic banking in developing countries is accompanied with claims about its relative resilience to financial crises as compared to conventional banking. However, little empirical evidence is availa...