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Back to Basics: What Is Money?: Without it, modern economies could not function

Back to Basics: What Is Money?: Without it, modern economies could not function »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2012

Volume/Issue: 49/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475504767

Keywords: financial sector, financial stability, international financial architecture, global financial system

Technology is generating a global convergence. A "big bang" of information—and education as well—is improving human lives. And with global interconnectivity growing by leaps and bounds, we are all wit...

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Source: Finance & Development, September 2012

Volume/Issue: 49/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475504767

Keywords: financial sector, financial stability, international financial architecture, global financial system

Technology is generating a global convergence. A "big bang" of information—and education as well—is improving human lives. And with global interconnectivity growing by leaps and bounds, we are all wit...

A Change in Focus: China’s external surplus is dwindling, with repercussions for its Asian trading partners

A Change in Focus: China’s external surplus is dwindling, with repercussions for its Asian trading partners »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2012

Volume/Issue: 49/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475504767

Keywords: financial sector, financial stability, international financial architecture, global financial system

Technology is generating a global convergence. A "big bang" of information—and education as well—is improving human lives. And with global interconnectivity growing by leaps and bounds, we are all wit...

Comments on “Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?”

Comments on “Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

I organize my comments around four issues relating to the build-up, monitoring and counteraction of financial imbalances: first, the potential role of monetary policy; second, the u...

Comments on “Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?”

Comments on “Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

The issue of financial system procyclicality is tricky. In a way, central bankers like myself have mixed feelings on the procyclical nature of financial forces. We love it, because...

Comments on “Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?”

Comments on “Procyclical Financial Behavior: What Can Be Done?” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

Procyclicality occurs because of herd behavior of market participants. But that behavior could occur because of obsolete or badly drafted regulations that encourage such behavior. H...

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System”

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

In these comments on the chapter by Ashley Taylor and Charles Goodhart, I will try to step back and take a broader view of procyclicality from the perspective of a common- or garden...

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System”

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

In a perfect world banks could easily identify emerging soft spots and use stress testing to calibrate more precisely the impact on the present value of their loan portfolios and re...

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System”

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

Introduction As Ashley Taylor and Charles Goodhart’s most insightful chapter demonstrates, there are concerns both in academia and in the banking sector regarding the potential costs...

Comments on “Sources of Procyclicality in East Asian Financial Systems”

Comments on “Sources of Procyclicality in East Asian Financial Systems” »

Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

As we have seen, structural weakness of the financial system is the major reason contributing to exacerbated procyclicality in Asia. This finding concisely builds a bridge between m...