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Revitalizing Securitization for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Europe

Revitalizing Securitization for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Europe »

Source: Revitalizing Securitization for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2015/7

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , Ali Al-Eyd , Bergljot Barkbu , and Andreas Jobst

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2015

ISBN: 9781498397643

Keywords: Financial intermediation, Structured finance, macro-financial linkages, SME finance, market, finance, markets, investment, debt, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for a disproportionate share of output and employment in Europe but are still highly dependent on bank finance, which dried up or became prohibitively expensive dur...

Global Housing Cycles

Global Housing Cycles »

Source: Global Housing Cycles

Volume/Issue: 2012/217

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505672

Keywords: Housing Cycles, Mortgage Markets, mortgage, real estate, housing markets, housing finance, foreclosure, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

Housing cycles and their impact on the financial system and the macroeconomy have become the center of attention following the global financial crisis. This paper documents the characteristics of housing cycles in...

Government Involvement in Corporate Debt Restructuring

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Source: Government Involvement in Corporate Debt Restructuring : Case Studies from the Great Recession

Volume/Issue: 2010/260

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Grigorian , and Faezeh Raei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209606

Keywords: corporate debt restructuring, contingent liablities, quasi-sovereign risk, debt restructuring, recapitalization, banking, Corporate Finance And Governance,

The paper examines recent episodes of government involvement in corporate debt restructurings. It argues that corporate debt restructuring is an important step toward recovery from a financial crisis. We then discu...

SMEs’ Access to Finance in the Euro Area

SMEs’ Access to Finance in the Euro Area »

Source: SMEs' Access to Finance in the Euro Area : What Helps or Hampers?

Volume/Issue: 2014/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bahar Öztürk , and Mico Mrkaic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484379059

Keywords: access to finance, micro, small and medium sized enterprises, firm size, bank funding, banking, access to bank, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

The monetary transmission mechanism in the euro area has been adversely affected by the recent crises. Using survey data on thousands of euro area firms, we study factors that affect the access to finance of SMEs....

Euro Area Export Performance and Competitiveness

Euro Area Export Performance and Competitiveness »

Source: Euro Area Export Performance and Competitiveness

Volume/Issue: 2011/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jarkko Turunen , Richard Harmsen , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455265459

Keywords: Competitiveness, Trade equations, euro, export, reer, exchange rates, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

Concerns about export growth within the euro area peripheral countries due to a lack of competitiveness within the euro area are a key policy issue. Our analysis suggests that: (i) Long-term price elasticities for...

Governments’ Payment Discipline

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Source: Governments' Payment Discipline : The Macroeconomic Impact of Public Payment Delays and Arrears

Volume/Issue: 2015/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cristina Checherita-Westphal , Alexander Klemm , and Paul Viefers

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484317020

Keywords: Public payment delays, government arrears, payment, arrears, payments, accounts payable, credit, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook

This paper considers the impact of changes in the payment discipline of governments on the private sector. We argue that increased delays in public payments can affect private sector liquidity and profits and hence...

Exchange Rates in the New EU Accession Countries

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Source: Exchange Rates in the New EU Accession Countries : What Have We Learned from the Forerunners?

Volume/Issue: 2005/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Katerina Smídková , and Ales Bulir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

ISBN: 9781451860467

Keywords: Sustainable real exchange rates, ERM2, exchange rate, exchange rates, real exchange rate, fdi, real exchange rates, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation,

Estimation and simulation of sustainable real exchange rates in some of the new EU accession countries point to potential difficulties in sustaining the ERM2 regime if entered too soon and with weak policies. Accor...

The Eurozone Crisis

The Eurozone Crisis »

Source: The Eurozone Crisis : How Banks and Sovereigns Came to Be Joined At the Hip

Volume/Issue: 2011/269

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Damiano Sandri , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463925215

Keywords: sovereign spreads, stock market, eurozone, Bear Stearns, Anglo Irish, public debt, bonds, sovereign bond, debt ratios, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance

We use the rise and dispersion of sovereign spreads to tell the story of the emergence and escalation of financial tensions within the eurozone. This process evolved through three stages. Following the onset of the...

Managing Credit Bubbles

Managing Credit Bubbles »

Source: Managing Credit Bubbles

Volume/Issue: 2014/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alberto Martin , and Jaume Ventura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498307666

Keywords: rollover crises, secondary markets, crowding, capital stock, capital income, credit constraint, credit market, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics

We study a dynamic economy where credit is limited by insufficient collateral and, as a result, investment and output are too low. In this environment, changes in investor sentiment or market expectations can give...

Sovereign Debt Markets in Turbulent Times: Creditor Discrimination and Crowding-Out1

Sovereign Debt Markets in Turbulent Times: Creditor Discrimination and Crowding-Out1 »

Source: Sovereign Debt Markets in Turbulent Times : Creditor Discrimination and Crowding-Out

Volume/Issue: 2013/270

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fernando Broner , Aitor Erce , Alberto Martin , and Jaume Ventura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 December 2013

ISBN: 9781484335963

Keywords: rollover crises, secondary markets, economic growth., domestic creditors, domestic debt, debt crises, public debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics

In 2007, countries in the Euro periphery were enjoying stable growth, low deficits, and low spreads. Then the financial crisis erupted and pushed them into deep recessions, raising their deficits and debt levels. B...