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Reforming the Corporate Governance of Italian Banks

Reforming the Corporate Governance of Italian Banks »

Volume/Issue: 2014/181

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nadège Jassaud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387511.001

ISBN: 9781484387511

Keywords: foundations, cooperatives, MPS, ownership structure, profitability, distressed assets, Banco Popolare, banking, shareholder, bank governance

Sound corporate governance is essential for a well-functioning banking system and the integrity of financial markets. The paper discusses the corporate governance of Italian banks, its regulatory framework, and the...

Unstash the Cash! Corporate Governance Reform in Japan

Unstash the Cash! Corporate Governance Reform in Japan »

Volume/Issue: 2014/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chie Aoyagi , and Giovanni Ganelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498378253.001

ISBN: 9781498378253

Keywords: corporate cash holdings, governance, corporate governance reform, governance reform, Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis, General,

Japan's high corporate savings might be holding back growth. We focus on the causes and consequences of the current corporate behavior and suggest options for reform. In particular, Japan's weak corporate governanc...

International Corporate Governance Spillovers
			: Evidence from Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

International Corporate Governance Spillovers : Evidence from Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions »

Volume/Issue: 2013/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rui Albuquerque , Luis Brandao-Marques , Miguel Ferreira , and Pedro Matos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 November 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475518382.001

ISBN: 9781475518382

Keywords: Cross border mergers, acquisitions, governance, governance index, improving governance, outside shareholders, Government Policy and Regulation, Cross border mergers and acquisitions,

We develop and test the hypothesis that foreign direct investment promotes corporate governance spillovers in the host country. Using firm-level data on cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate gov...

IEO Annual Report 2013

IEO Annual Report 2013 »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484346563.017

ISBN: 9781484346563

Keywords: fiscal adjustment, monetary fund, fiscal reform, fiscal policy, fiscal stance

IEO Annual Report 2013...

Effects of Culture on Firm Risk-Taking
			: A Cross-Country and Cross-Industry Analysis

Effects of Culture on Firm Risk-Taking : A Cross-Country and Cross-Industry Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2012/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roxana Mihet

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505603.001

ISBN: 9781475505603

Keywords: National culture, corporate risk-taking, industry opacity, risk-taking, shareholders, shareholder, shareholders ? rights, Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior: General

This paper investigates the effects of national culture on firm risk-taking, using a comprehensive dataset covering 50,000 firms in 400 industries in 51 countries. Risk-taking is found to be higher for domestic fir...

Spain
			: The Reform of Spanish Savings Banks Technical Notes

Spain : The Reform of Spanish Savings Banks Technical Notes »

Volume/Issue: 2012/141

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504286.002

ISBN: 9781475504286

Keywords: shareholders, commercial banks, corporate governance, stakeholders

This technical note assesses the reform of Spanish savings banks (SSBs). It provides a brief overview of the SSB institutional framework before the reform, and describes the main factors that led to the financial d...

Indonesia
			: Sustaining Growth During Global Volatility

Indonesia : Sustaining Growth During Global Volatility »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616352028.071

ISBN: 9781616352028

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, corporate governance, oil and gas, corporate sector

Over the past decade, Indonesia has developed into an important regional and global economy, as well as an active participant in the G20. The chapters in this book document the substantial improvements in the quali...

IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Financial and Economic Crisis
			: IMF Surveillance in 2004-07

IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Financial and Economic Crisis : IMF Surveillance in 2004-07 »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616350789.017

ISBN: 9781616350789

Keywords: financial sector, financial stability, financial institutions, financial markets, financial system

The report assesses IMF surveillance in the period leading up to the global financial and economic crisis and offers recommendations on how to strengthen the IMF's ability to discern risks and vulnerabilities in th...

Banks and Labor as Stakeholders
			: Impact on Economic Performance

Banks and Labor as Stakeholders : Impact on Economic Performance »

Volume/Issue: 2008/229

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kenichi Ueda , and Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870879.001

ISBN: 9781451870879

Keywords: stakeholders, shareholders&;amp;#x2019; maximization, financial liberalization, employment protection, employment, shareholders,

Traditionally, the impacts of the rights of financial institutions and workers on corporate performance have been analyzed independently. Yet, theory clearly indicates that the combination of relative powers of dif...

Germany's Corporate Governance Reforms
			: Has the System Become Flexible Enough?

Germany's Corporate Governance Reforms : Has the System Become Flexible Enough? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/179

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jürgen Odenius

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870374.001

ISBN: 9781451870374

Keywords: internal control, self-dealing, external control, shareholders, shareholder, minority shareholders, corporate governance system,

This article reviews Germany's corporate governance system and the effectiveness of recent reforms. Since the early 1990s far-reaching reforms have complemented the traditional stakeholder system with important ele...