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Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Macroeconomic Context

Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Macroeconomic Context »

Source: Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa : the Macroeconomic Context

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484344538

Keywords: Economic growth, Bank supervision, Banking systems, Sub-Saharan Africa, banking, financial sector, financial systems, banking system

Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have seen accelerated growth for an extended period of time since the mid-1990s, making a clear break with their long stagnant growth during the previous two decades. That...

Macroprudential Frameworks in Asia

Macroprudential Frameworks in Asia »

Source: Macroprudential Frameworks in Asia

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Steven Barnett , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475517194

Keywords: financial stability, banking, monetary policy, financial system, inflation

This Departmental Paper portrays a cross-country dimension of macroprudential policy implementation in Asia, advancing a comprehensive overview of institutional arrangements and instruments deployed by individual c...

Chapter 1. Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 1. Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa : the Macroeconomic Context

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484344538

Keywords: Economic growth, Bank supervision, Banking systems, Sub-Saharan Africa, banking, financial sector, financial systems, banking system

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Long-Delayed Growth Spurt For the first time since the 1970s, a large number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have been enjoying an extended period of st...

Chapter 2. The Banking Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 2. The Banking Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa : the Macroeconomic Context

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484344538

Keywords: Economic growth, Bank supervision, Banking systems, Sub-Saharan Africa, banking, financial sector, financial systems, banking system

Stylized Features Financial sectors are generally underdeveloped in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with banking systems accounting for the preponderance of financial sector assets and act...

Chapter 1. Senegal’s Financial System: Structure, Performance, and Risks

Chapter 1. Senegal’s Financial System: Structure, Performance, and Risks »

Source: Senegal : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781475534139

Keywords: Financial systems, Financial stability, Financial sector, Banks, Private sector, Public sector, Microfinance, banking, financial system, banking system

Overview of the Structure of the Financial System The financial system in Senegal is dominated by the banking sector. It is composed of 19 commercial banks concentrated in the three...

Chapter 2. Benchmarking Senegal’s Financial Sector: What do International Comparisons Tell Us?

Chapter 2. Benchmarking Senegal’s Financial Sector: What do International Comparisons Tell Us? »

Source: Senegal : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781475534139

Keywords: Financial systems, Financial stability, Financial sector, Banks, Private sector, Public sector, Microfinance, banking, financial system, banking system

Methodology of the Benchmarking Exercise The benchmarking exercise allows an assessment of Senegal’s financial sector performance with respect to depth, breadth, access, and efficien...

Chapter 3. Gains from Further Financial Deepening11

Chapter 3. Gains from Further Financial Deepening11 »

Source: Senegal : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781475534139

Keywords: Financial systems, Financial stability, Financial sector, Banks, Private sector, Public sector, Microfinance, banking, financial system, banking system

Impact on the Private Sector: Dealing with Volatility and Financing Growth Shallow financial markets make it more difficult for firms and households to access financial services, lea...

Chapter 4. Further Deepening with Stability: Obstacles and Recommendations

Chapter 4. Further Deepening with Stability: Obstacles and Recommendations »

Source: Senegal : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781475534139

Keywords: Financial systems, Financial stability, Financial sector, Banks, Private sector, Public sector, Microfinance, banking, financial system, banking system

The development of the financial system should be pursued forcefully in a way that preserves financial stability. Financial systems play a crucial role in facilitating growth and helping reduce vulnerability...

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Financial Depth and Macrostability

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Financial Depth and Macrostability »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

The financial system in the WAEMU remains largely bank-based. The banking sector comprises 106 banks and 13 financial institutions, which together hold more than 90 percent of the financial system’s assets (...

Chapter 1: Institutional Needs for Optimal Macroprudential Arrangements

Chapter 1: Institutional Needs for Optimal Macroprudential Arrangements »

Source: Macroprudential Frameworks in Asia

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Steven Barnett , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475517194

Keywords: financial stability, banking, monetary policy, financial system, inflation

Institutional Arrangements for Macroprudential Policy Jacek Osiński This introductory section addresses three issues: What...