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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...

Basel Capital Requirements and Credit Crunch in the MENA Region

Basel Capital Requirements and Credit Crunch in the MENA Region »

Source: Basel Capital Requirements and Credit Crunch in the MENA Region

Volume/Issue: 2013/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , and Magda Kandil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2013

ISBN: 9781475586275

Keywords: Basel I Accord, capital requirement, lending behaviour, panel data models, banking, capital adequacy, banking system, capital adequacy ratio, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Economics of Regulation,

The 1988 Basel I Accord set the common requirements of bank capital to promote the soundness and stability of the international banking system. The agreement required banks to hold capital in proportion to their pe...

Does Basel Compliance Matter for Bank Performance?1

Does Basel Compliance Matter for Bank Performance?1 »

Source: Does Basel Compliance Matter for Bank Performance?

Volume/Issue: 2015/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rym Ayadi , Sami Ben Naceur , Barbara Casu , and Barry Quinn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2015

ISBN: 9781475580389

Keywords: BCP, Efficiency, Regulatory Compliance, bank, bank performance, interest, banking, Truncated and Censored Models, Government Policy and Regulation,

The global financial crisis underscored the importance of regulation and supervision to a well-functioning banking system that efficiently channels financial resources into investment. In this paper, we contribute...

Financial Sector Reforms and Prospects for Financial Integration in Maghreb Countries1

Financial Sector Reforms and Prospects for Financial Integration in Maghreb Countries1 »

Source: Financial Sector Reforms and Prospects for Financial Integration in Maghreb Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juan Sole , Gabriel Sensenbrenner , Amor Tahari , J. E. J. De Vrijer , Marina Moretti , Patricia Brenner , and Abdelhak Senhadji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451866896

Keywords: Maghreb Countries, banking, financial sector, foreign exchange, financial markets, financial system,

A healthy and dynamic financial sector is essential to achieving high and sustainable economic growth in the Maghreb region-Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. Financial integration within the Maghreb...

Financial Sector Reforms in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia

Financial Sector Reforms in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia »

Source: Financial Sector Reforms in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia : A Preliminary Assessment

Volume/Issue: 1997/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdelali Jbili

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1997

ISBN: 9781451955170

Keywords: financial sector, banking, financial system, financial markets, foreign exchange

This paper reviews and assesses the financial sector reforms in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. After a description of the financial sector before reforms, it explains the main features of the comprehensive reform pr...

Morocco
			: Financial System Stability Assessment

Morocco : Financial System Stability Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2016/37

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475514216.002

ISBN: 9781475514216

Keywords: bank, banking, risk, capital

This paper assesses financial sector vulnerabilities, the policy oversight framework, bank resolution, and financial safety nets. The assessment is intended to help Moroccan government identify key sources of syste...

Morocco
			: Financial System Stability Assessment

Morocco : Financial System Stability Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2003/212

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451824742.002

ISBN: 9781451824742

Keywords: financial system, banking system, specialized banks, commercial banks, financial institutions

The Financial System Stability Assessment of Morocco reviews the reform program that is aimed at establishing a modern, market-oriented financial system that optimizes the mobilization of savings and the allocation...

Morocco
			: The Sub-Saharan Expansion of Moroccan Banks:  Challenges and Opportunities

Morocco : The Sub-Saharan Expansion of Moroccan Banks: Challenges and Opportunities »

Volume/Issue: 2015/106

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475534429.002

ISBN: 9781475534429

Keywords: banks, bank, banking, subsidiaries, risk

This Selected Issues paper presents an overview of the cross-border expansion of Moroccan banks in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It discusses policies to minimize possible negative spillovers and address the main super...

Tunisie
			: Évaluation de la stabilité du système financier

Tunisie : Évaluation de la stabilité du système financier »

Volume/Issue: 2012/241

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 August 2012

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475506327.002

ISBN: 9781475506327

Keywords: banking, banking supervision, banking system, foreign exchange, recapitalization, deposit insurance, capital adequacy, reserve requirement, banking regulation, return on equity

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484386460.001

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...