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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...

Analytics of Systemic Crises and the Role of Global Financial Safety Nets

Analytics of Systemic Crises and the Role of Global Financial Safety Nets »

Source: Analytics of Systemic Crises and the Role of Global Financial Safety Nets

Volume/Issue: 2011/041

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2011

ISBN: 9781498338813

Keywords: Cross country analysis, External shocks, Financial crisis, Financial safety nets, Fund arrangements, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Liquidity management, Monetary policy, Risk management, Real sector

In response to the global crisis, the Fund overhauled its lending toolkit and boosted its resources, strengthening its ability to pre-empt financial crises. This paper-with the companion paper on Mapping Cross-Bord...

Australia

Australia »

Source: Australia : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Bank Resolution and Crisis Management

Volume/Issue: 2019/48

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484398845

Keywords: Central banks, Systemically important financial institutions, Banking safety nets, Bank liquidity, Deposit insurance, APRA;RBA;Adi;FCS;foreign branch, limate change, Sustainability, Energy technology & engineering, Energy, power generation, distribution & storage

This Technical Note on Bank Resolution and Crisis Management for Australia was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with the member c...

The Austrian Theory of Business Cycles

The Austrian Theory of Business Cycles »

Source: The Austrian Theory of Business Cycles : Old Lessons for Modern Economic Policy?

Volume/Issue: 2002/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. Oppers

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451841770

Keywords: recession, inflation, monetary authorities, central bank, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General, Austrian School, Hayek, Friedrich (1899-1992),

This paper reviews the "Austrian" theory of the business cycle first proposed by Friedrich Hayek in the 1920s. His theory claimed that credit creation by monetary authorities would push investment beyond society's...

Bank of Japan'S Monetary Easing Measures

Bank of Japan'S Monetary Easing Measures »

Source: Bank of Japan'S Monetary Easing Measures : Are they Powerful and Comprehensive?

Volume/Issue: 2011/264

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Waikei Lam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463924638

Keywords: Monetary and Credit Easing, Quantitative Easing, Large-scale Asset Purchases, financial markets, bonds, corporate bonds, government securities, government bonds, Money And Interest Rates, Monetary Policy

With policy rates near the zero bound, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has introduced a series of unconventional monetary easing measures since late 2009 in response to lingering deflation and a weakening economy. These me...

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Room for Policy?

Volume/Issue: 2013/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Santiago Peña , Oral Williams , and Tomasz A. Zawisza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2013

ISBN: 9781557753304

Keywords: Financial intermediation efficiency, net interest margins, economies of scale, institutions., banking, net interest margin, financial intermediation, financial system, Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper examines the determinants of net interest margins in four regional blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa and one comparator block in the Eastern Caribbean. Using bank-level data, we find that countries with a hig...

Chapter 3. Constraints on Monetary Policy From Shallow Financial Markets

Chapter 3. Constraints on Monetary Policy From Shallow Financial Markets »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

A shallow financial system has important implications for macroeconomic policies in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). First, it limits scope for countercyclical fiscal policies. Although...

Chapter 1. Financial Systems in the WAEMU: Structure, Performance, and Risks

Chapter 1. Financial Systems in the WAEMU: Structure, Performance, and Risks »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

Overview of the Structure of the Financial System 1 The financial system in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) remain...

Chapter 4. Further Deepening with Stability: Obstacles and Recommendations

Chapter 4. Further Deepening with Stability: Obstacles and Recommendations »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

The development of the financial system should be pursued forcefully in a way that preserves financial stability. The previous sections showed that there is substantial scope to further develop the financial...

Chapter 3: Implementing Macroprudential Policies

Chapter 3: Implementing Macroprudential Policies »

Source: Macroprudential Frameworks in Asia

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Steven Barnett , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475517194

Keywords: financial stability, banking, monetary policy, financial system, inflation

Measuring and Monitoring Systemic Risk Rodolfo Maino Systemic risk has taken center stage in discussions about financial stability in the aftermath of the global financia...