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Are Rating Agencies Powerful? An Investigation Into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings

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Source: Are Rating Agencies Powerful? An Investigation Into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings

Volume/Issue: 2012/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Kiff , Sylwia Nowak , and Liliana Schumacher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931858

Keywords: Sovereign ratings, rating agencies, credit ratings, asian crisis, emerging markets, An Investigation into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Corporate Finance and Governance: Government Policy and Regulation,

We find that Credit Rating Agencies (CRA)'s opinions have an impact in the cost of funding of sovereign issuers and consequently ratings are a concern for financial stability. While ratings produced by the major CR...

Argentina

Argentina »

Source: Argentina : Detailed Assessment of Observance of Principles for Insurance Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2012/270

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510584

Keywords: insurance companies, risk management, reinsurance, internal controls

Argentina's insurance market is fragmented, and competition has increased in recent years. Currently, excessive premium discounting by insurance companies is creating risks that insurance companies may be under-res...

Barbados

Barbados »

Source: Barbados : Financial System Stability Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2014/53

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2014

ISBN: 9781484300404

Keywords: Barbados, banking, capital adequacy, credit union, sovereign risk, deposit insurance

This report evaluates the stability of the financial system in Barbados. The findings reveal that Barbados has a relatively well developed financial system, including a large offshore sector. The onshore system is...

Brazil

Brazil »

Source: Brazil : Detailed Assessment of Observance of Insurance Core Principles of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors

Volume/Issue: 2012/334

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2012

ISBN: 9781475591354

Keywords: reinsurance, risk management, internal controls, capital requirements, life insurance

This report is a full assessment of Brazil's compliance with the Insurance Core Principles (ICPs) of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) as adopted in October 2011. In the last few years,...

Brazil

Brazil »

Source: Brazil : Financial System Stability Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2012/206

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475506723

Keywords: internal controls, capital requirements, legal framework, credit risk

The paper discusses the stability of Brazil's financial system, which is diversified and shows sustained economic progress. Fiscal and monetary policies have been aimed to improve bank reserves, and foreign exchang...

Canada

Canada »

Source: Canada : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Detailed Assessment of the Level of Implementation of the IOSCO Principles and Objectives of Securities Regulation

Volume/Issue: 2008/61

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451807042

Keywords: regulatory agencies, market participants, market intermediaries, iosco principles

The regulatory framework for the securities market of Canada exhibits high levels of implementation of the International Organization of Securities Commissions' (IOSCO) Principles. The regulatory framework for most...

Canada

Canada »

Source: Canada : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Impact on the Insurance Sector of a Low Interest Rate Environment-Technical Note

Volume/Issue: 2014/68

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484330272

Keywords: life insurance, insurance companies, policyholders, insurance products, accounting standards

This paper discusses Canada's Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) impact on the insurance sector of a low interest rate environment. It highlights that actuarial standards on valuation of liabilities require...

Canada

Canada »

Source: Canada : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Stress Testing-Technical Note

Volume/Issue: 2014/69

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2014

ISBN: 9781475523096

Keywords: banking, income statement, interest expense, dividend payout

This paper examines the stress testing module of the 2013 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) update for Canada. The IMF report highlights the three major segments of the domestic financial covered during th...

Canada

Canada »

Source: Canada : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

Volume/Issue: 2014/30

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 2014

ISBN: 9781616359492

Keywords: risk management, banking supervision, supervisory approach, supervisory framework, legal entity

This paper discusses key findings of the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes for Canada. Canada has a very high level of compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision. In r...

Canada

Canada »

Source: Canada : Financial Sector Stability Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2014/29

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 2014

ISBN: 9781616358006

Keywords: mortgage insurance, credit risk, market risk, life insurance, life insurers

This report discusses key findings of the Financial Sector Stability Assessment on Canada. Canada's financial system successfully navigated the global financial crisis, and stress tests suggest that major financial...