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China's Road to Greater Financial Stability
			: Some Policy Perspectives

China's Road to Greater Financial Stability : Some Policy Perspectives »

Series: Books

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Jonathan Fiechter , and Tao Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616354060.071

ISBN: 9781616354060

Keywords: banking, financial system, financial institutions

China has reached a stage where further financial sector reforms appear essential. As the reform process progresses and macrofinancial linkages deepen, the preservation of financial stability will become a major po...

Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781403987518.072

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

The procyclicality of financial systems has received an increasing amount of attention from policymakers, academics, and international organizations in recent years. This heightened interest stems from a combinatio...

Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation in The Baltics

Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation in The Baltics »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Niamh Sheridan , Alfred Schipke , Susan George , and Christian Beddies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062726.084

ISBN: 9781589062726

Keywords: Financial systems, Banking, capital markets, financial system, bond, capital market

In just over a decade after independence, the three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, have transformed themselves into fully functioning, small open-market economies that will be joining the Europea...

Paraguay
			: Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System

Paraguay : Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks , Randa Sab , Valerie Mercer-Blackman , and Roberto Benelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064201.058

ISBN: 9781589064201

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial systems, exchange rate, banking, bonds, banking system, financial system

Following some historical background, this paper describes how corruption is manifested in Paraguay. The paper distinguishes between factors that explain the growth performance of Paraguay since 1960 (where corrupt...

Informal Funds Transfer Systems
			: An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062269.084

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been increased public interest in informal funds transfer (IFT) systems. This paper examines the informal hawala system, an IFT system found predominantl...

Per Jacobsson Lecture
			: What Financial System for the Twenty-First Century?

Per Jacobsson Lecture : What Financial System for the Twenty-First Century? »

Series: Other Periodicals

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463904340.029

ISBN: 9781463904340

Keywords: banking, financial system, financial institutions, financial sector, banking system

This paper describes a financial system that should be adopted for the 21st century. The paper highlights that the financial crisis of 2008 has raised fundamental questions about how the financial industry is struc...

Cambodia
			: Entering a New Phase of Growth

Cambodia : Entering a New Phase of Growth »

Series: Books

Author(s): Olaf Unteroberdoerster

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475560787.071

ISBN: 9781475560787

Keywords: banking, financial stability, banking system, financial system, financial sector

Cambodia is poised to join a new generation of Asian frontier economies transitioning from low-income to emerging-market. But the path to greater and more shared prosperity requires a solid foundation of sound macr...

China and India Learning from Each Other
			: Reforms and Policies for Sustained Growth

China and India Learning from Each Other : Reforms and Policies for Sustained Growth »

Series: Books

Author(s): Eswar Prasad , Steven Dunaway , and Jahangir Aziz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065192.071

ISBN: 9781589065192

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, banking, capital markets, financial system

What does the future hold for these giants that are two fastest-growing emerging markets and among the three largest economies in Asia? Their economic muscle is having increasingly far-reaching effects on the globa...

Banking Crises
			: Cases and Issues

Banking Crises : Cases and Issues »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557751874.071

ISBN: 9781557751874

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, central bank, banking system

The condition of banking systems in developing countries strongly influences the design and effectiveness of economic adjustment policies. Bank portfolio weakness can limit the flexibility of interest rate policy,...

Building a More Resilient Financial Sector
			: Reforms in the Wake of the Global Crisis

Building a More Resilient Financial Sector : Reforms in the Wake of the Global Crisis »

Series: Books

Author(s): Aditya Narain , Inci Ötker , and Ceyla Pazarbasioglu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616352295.071

ISBN: 9781616352295

Keywords: banking, financial system, financial institutions, financial stability, subsidiaries

The IMF, with the Bank for International Settlements and the Financial Stability Board, has been at the forefront of discussions on reform of the global financial system to reduce the possibility of future crises,...