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Managing Risks in Financial Market Development

Managing Risks in Financial Market Development »

Source: Managing Risks in Financial Market Development : The Role of Sequencing

Volume/Issue: 2003/116

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451853957

Keywords: sequencing, bond, money market, financial institutions, Financial Institutions and Services,

This paper proposes an integrated and risk-based approach to the sequencing and coordination of reforms to develop domestic financial markets. The paper argues that there is a hierarchy of financial markets that re...

Microfinance Institutions and Public Policy

Microfinance Institutions and Public Policy »

Source: Microfinance Institutions and Public Policy

Volume/Issue: 2002/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2002

ISBN: 9781451857689

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

Many governments and nongovernmental organizations have adopted policies to promote the growth of microfinance institutions (MFIs). The appropriate level and form of support for MFIs are discussed in this paper on...

FIRST

FIRST »

Source: FIRST : A Market-Based Approach to Evaluate Financial System Risk and Stability

Volume/Issue: 2005/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Renzo Avesani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862515

Keywords: Large Complex Financial Institutions, financial institutions, probability, probabilities, correlation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper presents background work that has been the basis for the development of the market and credit risk indicators (MRI and CRI, respectively) as published in the IMF's Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR...

Stress Testing Financial Systems

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Source: Stress Testing Financial Systems : What to Do When the Governor Calls

Volume/Issue: 2004/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Hilbers , Matthew Jones , and Graham Slack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451855012

Keywords: financial system, credit, financial institutions, prices, General Financial Markets, Financial Institutions and Services,

Stress testing is becoming a widely used tool to assess potential vulnerabilities in a financial system. This paper is intended to answer some of the basic questions that may arise as part of the process of stress...

Financial Development and Poverty Alleviation

Financial Development and Poverty Alleviation »

Source: Financial Development and Poverty Alleviation : Issues and Policy Implications for Developing and Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vassili Prokopenko , and Paul Holden

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451857740

Keywords: financial development, financial institutions, financial system, financial services, financial markets, financial sector, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Economic Development: General,

This paper reviews current thinking on the relationship between financial development and poverty alleviation-a subject that has grown increasingly important in the policy prescriptions of the IMF and other interna...

Financial System Soundness in the Caribbean

Financial System Soundness in the Caribbean »

Source: Financial System Soundness in the Caribbean : An Initial Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2001/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Desiree Cherebin , Rupert Worrell , and Tracy Polius

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451854619

Keywords: banking, financial institutions, financial system, financial assets, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Bahamas,

A survey of the financial systems of Caribbean countries reveals systems dominated by banks, with services widely available. Jamaica is the only country to have experienced a financial crisis. The paper describes r...

Emerging Issues in Banking Regulation

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Source: Emerging Issues in Banking Regulation

Volume/Issue: 2003/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sunil Sharma , Ralph Chami , and Mohsin Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451852530

Keywords: regulation, Basel standards, deposit insurance, bank capital, financial intermediaries, financial institutions, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services,

The paper provides an overview of the profound and rapid changes in banking brought about by technology and deregulation, and discusses the hurdles that will have to be negotiated for putting in place the three pil...

Concept of Offshore Financial Centers

Concept of Offshore Financial Centers »

Source: Concept of Offshore Financial Centers : In Search of an Operational Definition

Volume/Issue: 2007/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmed Zoromé

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866513

Keywords: CPIS, statistics, portfolio investment, equation, survey, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper proposes a new definition of Offshore Financial Centers (OFCs) and develops a statistical method to differentiate between OFCs and non-OFCs using data from the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CP...

How Do Central Banks Writeon Financial Stability?

How Do Central Banks Writeon Financial Stability? »

Source: How Do Central Banks Writeon Financial Stability?

Volume/Issue: 2006/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864236

Keywords: financial system, financial institutions, financial systems, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), Financial Institutions and Services: General,

To showcase their increasing focus on financial stability, many central banks and other institutions have started publishing regular reports on financial stability. The paper presents a survey of the available fina...

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...