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In Search of "Capital Crunch"

In Search of "Capital Crunch" »

Source: In Search of "Capital Crunch" : Supply Factors Behind the Credit Slowdown in Japan

Volume/Issue: 1999/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Woo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451841886

Keywords: Japanese Banks, Credit Crunch, Bank Capitalization, capital adequacy, capital ratio, bank capital, capital gains, banking

The seeming failure of loose monetary policy to reactivate Japan’s economy has led some observers to suggest that the usual credit channels through which monetary policy affects the real economy are blocked,...

Bank Losses, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability-Evidence on the Interplay from Panel Data

Bank Losses, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability-Evidence on the Interplay from Panel Data »

Source: Bank Losses, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability-Evidence on the Interplay from Panel Data

Volume/Issue: 2008/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lea Zicchino , and Erlend Nier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870909

Keywords: Loan supply, banking, banking crises, bank capital,

We assess the extent to which loan losses affect banks’ provision of credit to companies and households and examine how feedback from losses to a reduction in credit is affected by the monetary policy stance...

Cross-border Activity of Japanese Banks

Cross-border Activity of Japanese Banks »

Source: Cross-border Activity of Japanese Banks

Volume/Issue: 2013/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Waikei Lam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 November 2013

ISBN: 9781475520484

Keywords: Abenomics, funding risks, banking, bank of japan, capital adequacy,

This paper explores the determinants of Japanese banks’ overseas expansion and assesses whether the growing cross-border activity will continue under the new macroeconomic policies referred as “Abenom...

Japan: Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Japan: Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision »

Source: Japan : Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision: Detailed Assessment of Compliance

Volume/Issue: 2012/231

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475506457

Keywords: banking, banking supervision, capital adequacy, bank of japan, internal control

This report focuses on the effectiveness of the Japanese Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) and the Bank of Japan in supervising and regulating the Japanese financial system during the March 2011 earthquake. The...

Estimating the Costs of Financial Regulation1

Estimating the Costs of Financial Regulation1 »

Source: Estimating the Costs of Financial Regulation

Volume/Issue: 2012/11

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Andre Santos , and Douglas Elliott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510089

Keywords: Capital markets, Banks, Bank supervision, Bank reforms, Financial institutions, Basel III, Systemically Important Institutions, Financial Regulation, Capital Requirements, Liquidity Requirements

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Distance-to-Default in Banking

Distance-to-Default in Banking »

Source: Distance-to-Default in Banking : A Bridge Too Far?

Volume/Issue: 2006/215

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy , and Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864755

Keywords: closure, prompt corrective action, distance-to-default, distance-to-capital, capital adequacy, banking, capital adequacy ratio, bank capital, deposit insurance,

In contrast to corporate defaults, regulators typically take a number of statutory actions to avoid the large fiscal costs associated with bank defaults. The distance-to-default, a widely used market-based measure...

Non-G-10 Countries and the Basle Capital Rules

Non-G-10 Countries and the Basle Capital Rules »

Source: Non-G-10 Countries and the Basle Capital Rules : How Tough a Challenge is it to Join the Basle Club?

Volume/Issue: 1995/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Claudia Dziobek , María Nieto , and Olivier Frecaut

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1995

ISBN: 9781451972467

Keywords: Bank regulations, capital accord, balance sheet, capital ratio, risk weights, capital adequacy

The 1988 Basle Capital Accord has introduced the norm of a risk-based capital ratio of 8 percent. It was negotiated among the G-10 countries to strengthen their international banks’ capital base while simult...

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...

Balance Sheet Strength and Bank Lending During the Global Financial Crisis1

Balance Sheet Strength and Bank Lending During the Global Financial Crisis1 »

Source: Balance Sheet Strength and Bank Lending During the Global Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2013/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tümer Kapan , and Camelia Minoiu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484315842

Keywords: bank lending channel, wholesale funding, net stable funding ratio, Basel III, bank capital, banking, return on assets, liquid asset, bank balance sheet, Government Policy and Regulation,

We examine the role of bank balance sheet strength in the transmission of financial sector shocks to the real economy. Using data from the syndicated loan market, we exploit variation in banks’ reliance on w...

Aggregate Uncertainty and the Supply of Credit

Aggregate Uncertainty and the Supply of Credit »

Source: Aggregate Uncertainty and the Supply of Credit

Volume/Issue: 2013/241

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabian Valencia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2013

ISBN: 9781475513936

Keywords: Credit Cycles, Credit Crunch, Uncertainty, Self-insurance, real gdp, bank capital, gdp growth, bank capitalization, bank size, General

Recent studies show that uncertainty shocks have quantitatively important effects on the real economy. This paper examines one particular channel at work: the supply of credit. It presents a model in which a bank,...