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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...

Macroprudential Indicators of Financial System Soundness

Macroprudential Indicators of Financial System Soundness »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Paul Hilbers , Alfredo Leone , Mahinder Gill , and Owen Evens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758910.084

ISBN: 9781557758910

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

Following the severe financial crises of the 1990s, identifying and assessing financial sector vulnerabilities has become a key priority of the international community. The costly disruptions in global markets unde...

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...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589062726

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

In only a decade after independence, the three Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—have transformed themselves into fully functioning, small open market economies that are...

II Structure and Size of the Financial Systems

II Structure and Size of the Financial Systems »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589062726

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

In channeling savings to investment, the financial system contributes to economic performance through mobilizing savings and allocating them efficiently, mitigating market imperfect...

III Financial Sector Issues in Small Open Economies

III Financial Sector Issues in Small Open Economies »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589062726

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

There is a growing consensus in the literature 20 that the development of a well-functioning financial system generally plays an important and posi...

IV Foreign Ownership of Banks and EU Integration

IV Foreign Ownership of Banks and EU Integration »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589062726

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

Foreign Ownership of Banks As previously mentioned, one of the characteristics of the current structure of the Baltic states’ financial systems is that they are dominated by bank fin...

V Summary and Conclusion

V Summary and Conclusion »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589062726

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

The Baltic states are on the verge of joining the European Union. This event represents a mile-stone in the completion of the transition process in the three countries. During the p...

Financial Soundness Indicators
			: Analytical Aspects and Country Practices

Financial Soundness Indicators : Analytical Aspects and Country Practices »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060869.084

ISBN: 9781589060869

Keywords: Economic conditions, financial institutions, financial system, banking, capital adequacy, real estate

The financial turmoil of the late 1990s prompted a broad search for tools and techniques for detecting and preventing financial crises, and more recent episodes of instability have high lighted the importance of co...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: 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

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...