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Source: Australia : Basel II Implementation Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2010/107

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455204328

Keywords: banking, banking system, capital adequacy, risk management

The key findings of Australia's BASEL II implementation assessment are presented. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) allocated sufficient resources, including highly skilled staff, prior to the B...

Australia

Australia »

Source: Australia : Insurance Core Principles-Detailed Assessment of Observance

Volume/Issue: 2012/312

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2012

ISBN: 9781589069794

Keywords: life insurers, life insurance, reinsurance, general insurance, insurance industry

The insurance industry in Australia has weathered the global financial crisis well and was resilient to the catastrophic events in 2010/11. The insurance industry is mature but relatively small compared to the bank...

Barriers to Household Risk Management

Barriers to Household Risk Management »

Source: Barriers to Household Risk Management : Evidence from India

Volume/Issue: 2012/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Townsend , Shawn Cole , Jeremy Tobacman , Xavier Gine , James Vickery , and Petia Topalova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505443

Keywords: Household Finance, Trust, Liquidity Constraints, insurance contracts, insurance policies, risk aversion, basis risk, Field Experiments, Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

Why do many households remain exposed to large exogenous sources of non-systematic income risk? We use a series of randomized field experiments in rural India to test the importance of price and non-price factors i...

Contingent Liabilities

Contingent Liabilities »

Source: Contingent Liabilities : Issues and Practice

Volume/Issue: 2008/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aliona Cebotari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2008

ISBN: 9781451871036

Keywords: government guarantees, fiscal risks, disclosure, contingent liability, accounting standards, moral hazard, beneficiaries,

Contingent liabilities have gained prominence in the analysis of public finance. Indeed, history is full of episodes in which the financial position of the public sector is substantially altered-or its true nature...

Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective

Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective »

Source: Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2010/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zhaogang Qiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982084

Keywords: Consumption risk sharing, Intertemporal smoothing, Nonstationary panel analysis, Cointegration, risk sharing, equation, time series, statistic, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, International Economics: General,

This paper estimates an empirical nonstationary panel regression model that tests long-run consumption risk sharing across a sample of OECD and emerging market (EM) countries. This is in contrast to the existing li...

Cyclical Implications of Changing Bank Capital Requirements in a Macroeconomic Framework

Cyclical Implications of Changing Bank Capital Requirements in a Macroeconomic Framework »

Source: Cyclical Implications of Changing Bank Capital Requirements in a Macroeconomic Framework

Volume/Issue: 2005/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Ganapolsky , and Mario Catalan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861877

Keywords: regulation, capital requirement, banking, bank capital, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

There is a widespread view that bank capital requirements should be loosened during recessions and tightened during expansions to avoid excessive credit and output swings. This view is based on a partial analysis t...

Deposit Insurance

Deposit Insurance »

Source: Deposit Insurance : A Survey of Actual and Best Practices

Volume/Issue: 1999/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): G. Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1999

ISBN: 9781451847499

Keywords: deposit insurance, banking, bankers, moral hazard, coinsurance

The paper surveys the characteristics of explicit systems of deposit insurance in 68 countries. It compares these actual practices with a set of best practices that has been adopted by IMF staff for their advice to...

A Framework for the Surveillance of Derivatives Activities

A Framework for the Surveillance of Derivatives Activities »

Source: A Framework for the Surveillance of Derivatives Activities

Volume/Issue: 2005/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eva Gutierrez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860801

Keywords: Derivatives, derivative, credit risk, credit derivatives, financial institutions, risk management, General Financial Markets: Other, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper proposes a framework for the surveillance of financial institutions' derivatives activities. The designed framework builds on information likely to be collected by financial market regulators for supervi...

Governance and Fund Management in the Chinese Pension System

Governance and Fund Management in the Chinese Pension System »

Source: Governance and Fund Management in the Chinese Pension System

Volume/Issue: 2009/246

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yu-Wei Hu , Gregorio Impavido , and Xiaohong Li

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2009

ISBN: 9781451873931

Keywords: Public pensions, Fund Management, Governance, pension, social security, asset managers, pension funds, pension system, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Corporate Finance and Governance: Government Policy and Regulation

The Chinese pension system is highly fragmented and decentralized, with governance standards, pension fund management practices, their regulation and supervision varying considerably both across the funded componen...

Australia
			: Basel II Implementation Assessment

Australia : Basel II Implementation Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2010/107

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455204328.002

ISBN: 9781455204328

Keywords: banking, banking system, capital adequacy, risk management

The key findings of Australia's BASEL II implementation assessment are presented. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) allocated sufficient resources, including highly skilled staff, prior to the B...