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Building on Progress
			: Reform and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Building on Progress : Reform and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756251.071

ISBN: 9781557756251

Keywords: trade liberalization, financial sector, uruguay round, banking, oil countries

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa region have unprecedented opportunities for transforming their economies through accelerated economic growth, but the countries themselves must ensure the necessary con...

Stock Market Liberalizations

Stock Market Liberalizations »

Source: Stock Market Liberalizations : Financial and Macroeconomic Implications

Volume/Issue: 2001/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Norbert Funke , and Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451859812

Keywords: financial liberalization, regulation, stock market, stock market liberalization, credit rating, stock market liberalizations, General Financial Markets,

Using a panel of 27 countries, we analyze the effects of stock market liberalization on financial and macroeconomic development. We find that liberalization is associated with a short-term increase in real private...

Capital Account Convertibility and Risk Management in India

Capital Account Convertibility and Risk Management in India »

Source: Capital Account Convertibility and Risk Management in India

Volume/Issue: 2007/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2007

ISBN: 9781451868142

Keywords: capital markets, government securities, financial institutions, liberalization,

This paper takes a closer look at the prudential and regulatory measures needed to prepare India's financial system to manage the risks arising from fuller capital account convertibility (FCAC). The paper contribut...

Financial Sector Reforms and Monetary Policy*

Financial Sector Reforms and Monetary Policy* »

Source: Financial Sector Reforms and Monetary Policy

Volume/Issue: 1991/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1991

ISBN: 9781451854947

Keywords: financial sector, central bank, demand for money, financial liberalization

In recent years a number of countries have undertaken far-reaching reforms of their financial sectors. Generally speaking, financial sector reforms aim at achieving greater flexibility of interest rates, an enhance...

High Real Interest Rates Under Financial Liberalization

High Real Interest Rates Under Financial Liberalization »

Source: High Real Interest Rates Under Financial Liberalization : Is there a Problem?

Volume/Issue: 1993/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vicente Galbis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1993

ISBN: 9781451842364

Keywords: real interest rates, deposit rate, inflation, financial liberalization, financial sector

Concerns were raised beginning in the 1980s about the possible detrimental effects of high positive real interest rates under financial liberalization. Using a sample of 28 countries that underwent financial libera...

Political Economy Aspects of Trade and Financial Liberalization

Political Economy Aspects of Trade and Financial Liberalization »

Source: Political Economy Aspects of Trade and Financial Liberalization : Implications for Sequencing

Volume/Issue: 1999/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

ISBN: 9781451857658

Keywords: Uncertainity, Financial Liberalization, tariff reform, financial market, domestic savings

This paper integrates a two-period overlapping generations model with a standard two-sector Hecksher-Ohlin trade model and analyzes the impact of uncertainty on domestic investment in the exportable and importable...

The Nordic Banking Crises

The Nordic Banking Crises »

Source: The Nordic Banking Crises : Pitfalls in Financial Liberalization?

Volume/Issue: 1995/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Burkhard Drees , and Ceyla Pazarbasioglu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781451848113

Keywords: Singapore, banking, bank lending, financial liberalization, savings bank, financial system

This paper examines the recent banking crises in Finland, Norway and Sweden in an attempt to draw some policy conclusions from their experiences. In all three countries, the timing of deregulation coincided with a...

Financial Deepening in Sub-Saharan Africa

Financial Deepening in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Financial Deepening in Sub-Saharan Africa : Empirical Evidence on the Role of Creditor Rights Protection and Information Sharing

Volume/Issue: 2007/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calvin McDonald , and Liliana Schumacher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867671

Keywords: Financial deepening, creditor rights, information sharing, financial liberalization, financial sector, financial markets, financial intermediation, Creditors Rights,

This paper investigates the role of creditor rights and information sharing in explaining why some financial markets in sub-Saharan Africa have remained shallow. The paper finds that while financial liberalization...

Financial Indicators and Financial Change in Africa and Asia

Financial Indicators and Financial Change in Africa and Asia »

Source: Financial Indicators and Financial Change in Africa and Asia

Volume/Issue: 1995/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Huw Pill , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

ISBN: 9781451854558

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial sector development, financial sector, financial system, financial deepening

Deregulation of the financial system often proceeds in tandem with macroeconomic stabilization centered on monetary and other financial targets. This paper presents a model where there may be conflict between these...

Interest Rate Liberalization in China

Interest Rate Liberalization in China »

Source: Interest Rate Liberalization in China

Volume/Issue: 2009/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tarhan Feyzioglu , Nathan Porter , and Elöd Takáts

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873184

Keywords: Financial liberalization, financial deregulation, interest rate liberalization, deposit rate, deposit rates,

What might interest rate liberalization do to intermediation and the cost of capital in China? China's most binding interest rate control is a ceiling on the deposit rate, although lending rates are also regulated....