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Is Islamic Banking Good for Growth?

Is Islamic Banking Good for Growth? »

Source: Is Islamic Banking Good for Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2015/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2015

ISBN: 9781475569285

Keywords: financial development, banks, banking, finance, bank, General,

The rapid growth of Islamic banking has attracted much attention lately in the economic literature. At the same time, a mature body of the literature has shown that financial development is broadly conducive to eco...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Time for a Policy Reset

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa : Time for a Policy Reset »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498388139.086

ISBN: 9781498388139

Keywords: Commodity price fluctuations, Terms of trade, financial development, commodity, exchange, debt, exchange rate

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole has fallen to its lowest level in 15 years, though with large variation among countries in the region. The sharp decline in commodity prices has severely strained ma...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Time for a Policy Reset

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa : Time for a Policy Reset »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2016

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484309841.086

ISBN: 9781484309841

Keywords: Commodity price fluctuations, Terms of trade, financial development, commodity, exchange, debt, exchange rate

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole has fallen to its lowest level in 15 years, though with large variation among countries in the region. The sharp decline in commodity prices has severely strained ma...

Does Economic Diversification Lead to Financial Development? Evidence From topography

Does Economic Diversification Lead to Financial Development? Evidence From topography »

Source: Does Economic Diversification Lead to Financial Development? Evidence From topography

Volume/Issue: 2006/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodney Ramcharan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862959

Keywords: Financial development, diversification, geography, land area, statistic, heteroscedasticity, standard deviation,

An influential theoretical literature has observed that economic diversification can reduce risk and increase financial development. But causality operates in both directions, as a well functioning financial system...

Measuring Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Measuring Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Measuring Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 1999/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrique Gelbard , and Sérgio Leite

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1999

ISBN: 9781451852806

Keywords: financial development, measurement, Africa, monetary policy, financial liberalization, financial systems, monetary policy instruments, financial sector

This study introduces an index for measuring financial development and a set of six indices representing key characteristics of the financial systems in 38 sub-Saharan African countries. The results show that these...

Financial Depth in the WAEMU

Financial Depth in the WAEMU »

Source: Financial Depth in the WAEMU : Benchmarking Against Frontier SSA Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calixte Ahokpossi , Kareem Ismail , Sudipto Karmakar , and Mesmin Koulet-Vickot

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2013

ISBN: 9781484309391

Keywords: Financial development, Financial possibility frontier, Benchmarking, WAEMU, monetary fund, inflation, financial services, Government Policy and Regulation,

Financial depth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been uneven over the last two decades. The WAEMU countries are lagging behind other regions, particularly the High Growth Non-oil Exporters (HGNOEs) group. We use two...

Finance in Lower Income Countries

Finance in Lower Income Countries »

Source: Finance in Lower Income Countries : An Empirical Exploration

Volume/Issue: 2005/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Poonam Gupta , Thierry Tressel , and Enrica Detragiache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861860

Keywords: Financial development, financial sector, banking, deposit insurance, financial sector performance, banking system,

This paper considers how a comprehensive set of factors relates to financial sector performance in low-income countries (LICs). It finds that corruption and inflation are associated with a shallower and less effici...

Firm Productivity, innovation and Financial Development

Firm Productivity, innovation and Financial Development »

Source: Firm Productivity, innovation and Financial Development

Volume/Issue: 2010/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Genevieve Verdier , Erasmus Kersting , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451963250

Keywords: innovation, survey data, financial development., survey, dummy variable, equation, stock market, Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives, Financial Development, General Financial Markets,

How do firm-specific actions-in particular, innovation-affect firm productivity? And what is the role of the financial sector in facilitating higher productivity? Using a rich firm-level dataset, we find that innov...

Building Supervisory Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa

Building Supervisory Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Building Supervisory Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa : An Analytical Framework

Volume/Issue: 2007/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Quintyn , and Michael Taylor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865820

Keywords: financial development, and financial regulation, central bank, monetary fund, monetary policy, reserve bank, central banks,

Current trends in financial sector development in sub-Saharan Africa are prompting policymakers to focus on the design of appropriate supervisory structures. Against the backdrop of worldwide efforts to remodel sup...

How to De-Dollarize Financial Systems in the Caucasus and Central Asia?1

How to De-Dollarize Financial Systems in the Caucasus and Central Asia?1 »

Source: How to De-Dollarize Financial Systems in the Caucasus and Central Asia?

Volume/Issue: 2015/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Amr Hosny , and Gregory Hadjian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513507279

Keywords: financial dollarization, financial development, de-dollarization, exchange, exchange rate, currency, inflation, deposits, General,

Dollarization rates in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region are among the highest in the world, with adverse consequences for macroeconomic stability, monetary policy transmission, and financial sector develo...