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Microfinance in Africa

Microfinance in Africa »

Source: Microfinance in Africa : Experience and Lessons From Selected African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2004/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodolphe Blavy , Anupam Basu , and Murat Yulek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

ISBN: 9781451858723

Keywords: microcredit, bank regulation, microfinance institutions, microfinance sector, financial institutions, small businesses, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Based on the experience of selected countries, this paper offers a critical presentation of the development of the microfinance sector in Africa. The paper supports the view that microfinance institutions, especial...

The Late 1990's Financial Crisis in Ecuador

The Late 1990's Financial Crisis in Ecuador »

Source: The Late 1990's Financial Crisis in Ecuador : Institutional Weaknesses, Fiscal Rigidities, and Financial Dollarization At Work

Volume/Issue: 2004/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Jácome

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2004

ISBN: 9781451842937

Keywords: institutions, banking, banking crises, banking system, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper stresses three factors that amplified the 1990s financial crisis in Ecuador, namely institutional weaknesses, rigidities in public finances, and high financial dollarization. Institutional factors restri...

The Role of Kamco in Resolving Nonperforming Loans in the Republic of Korea

The Role of Kamco in Resolving Nonperforming Loans in the Republic of Korea »

Source: The Role of Kamco in Resolving Nonperforming Loans in the Republic of Korea

Volume/Issue: 2004/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dong He

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

ISBN: 9781451858600

Keywords: financial sector, bonds, financial institutions, asset management, deposit insurance, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper aims to provide a balanced assessment of Korea Asset Management Corporation's role in resolving nonperforming loans in the aftermath of the 1997-98 financial crisis. It argues that KAMCO's incentive to d...

Building Blocks for Effective Macroprudential Policies in Latin America

Building Blocks for Effective Macroprudential Policies in Latin America »

Source: Building Blocks for Effective Macroprudential Policies in Latin America : Institutional Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2012/183

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , Erlend Nier , and Luis Jácome

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505313

Keywords: Macrorpudential policy, systemic crises, financial system, financial institutions, banking, banking crises, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

An increasing number of countries - including in Latin America - are reforming their financial stability frameworks in the aftermath of the financial crisis, in order to establish a stronger macroprudential policy...

Why Complementarity Matters for Stability—Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as Asian Financial Centers

Why Complementarity Matters for Stability—Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as Asian Financial Centers »

Source: Why Complementarity Matters for Stability-Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as Asian Financial Centers

Volume/Issue: 2014/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vanessa Le Lesle , Franziska Ohnsorge , Minsuk Kim , and Srikant Seshadri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498334464

Keywords: Networks, financial institutions and services, government policy and regulation, bond, financial stability, bond markets, financial institutions, hedge, General,

There is much speculation regarding a 'race for dominance' among financial centers in Asia, arising from the anticipated financial opening up of China. This frame of reference is, to an extent, a predilection that...

Basel Core Principles and Bank Risk

Basel Core Principles and Bank Risk »

Source: Basel Core Principles and Bank Risk : Does Compliance Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2010/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Asli Demirgüç-Kunt , and Enrica Detragiache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982671

Keywords: regulation and supervision, regulation, banking, standards, bank risk, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper studies whether compliance with the Basel Core Principles for effective banking supervision (BCPs) is associated with bank soundness. Using data for over 3,000 banks in 86countries, we find that neither...

Banking on the Principles

Banking on the Principles »

Source: Banking on the Principles : Compliance with Basel Core Principles and Bank Soundness

Volume/Issue: 2006/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache , Thierry Tressel , and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451865028

Keywords: regulation and supervision, banking, bank ratings, statistics, correlations, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper studies whether compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (BCPs) improves bank soundness. The authors find a significant and positive relationship between bank soundness...

Quantitative Assessment of the Financial Sector

Quantitative Assessment of the Financial Sector »

Source: Quantitative Assessment of the Financial Sector : An Integrated Approach

Volume/Issue: 2004/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rupert Worrell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451857184

Keywords: Financial assessment, financial stability, financial sector, financial system, financial institutions, bank of england, Financial Institutions and Services: General, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data),

This paper suggests a strategy designed to make best use of the available quantitative techniques of financial sector assessment. It incorporates early warning systems, financial sector forecasts, stress tests for...

Mother, Can I Trust the Government? Sustained Financial Deepening

Mother, Can I Trust the Government? Sustained Financial Deepening »

Source: Mother, Can I Trust the Government? Sustained Financial Deepening : A Political Institutionsview

Volume/Issue: 2010/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Quintyn , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205417

Keywords: Financial development, political institutions, financial liberalization, financial deepening, financial sector development, financial system, financial sector, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: General

Only a minority of countries have succeeded in establishing a developed financial system, despite widespread financial liberalization. Confronted with this finding, the political institutions view claims that susta...

Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Analytical Approach)

Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Analytical Approach) »

Source: Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Analytical Approach)

Volume/Issue: 2002/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451855999

Keywords: financial sector stability, financial sector, financial stability, insurance services, trade in services, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Financial Institutions And Services,

The paper seeks to establish a link between the liberalization of trade in financial services undertaken by countries under the WTO and the stability of their financial systems. The paper concludes that liberalizat...