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Bank Soundness and Macroeconomic Policy

Bank Soundness and Macroeconomic Policy »

Series: Books

Author(s): Matthew Saal , Carl-Johan Lindgren , and G. Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755995.071

ISBN: 9781557755995

Keywords: banking, loans, banking system, interest, banking sector

Banking sector problems have plagued over 130 of the IMF's member countries since 1980. Developing and industrial market economies alike have been affected, as have all the economies in transition. This volume, by...

Lessons From Systemic Bank Restructing

Lessons From Systemic Bank Restructing »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757395.051

ISBN: 9781557757395

Keywords: banking, bank restructuring, systemic bank restructuring, banking system, banking crisis

Systemic bank restructing aims to improve bank performance - that is, restore solvency and profitability, improve the banking system's capacity to provide financial intermediation between savers and borrowers, and...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2009, Western Hemisphere
			: Stronger Fundamentals Pay Off

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2009, Western Hemisphere : Stronger Fundamentals Pay Off »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068438.086

ISBN: 9781589068438

Keywords: foreign banks, banking, foreign bank, commodity prices, banking systems

The global crisis that began in advanced economies has sent severe shocks around the world, posing a test to the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean. The good news is that during this decade the region has...

The Adoption of Indirect Instruments of Monetary Policy

The Adoption of Indirect Instruments of Monetary Policy »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Tomás Baliño , Charles Enoch , and William Alexander

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754899.084

ISBN: 9781557754899

Keywords: central bank, monetary policy, banking, monetary control, banking system

This paper examines the experience of implementing indirect instruments of monetary policy. The experiences of country studies illustrate the variety of circumstances under which indirect instruments of monetary po...

Systemic Bank Restructuring and Macroeconomic Policy

Systemic Bank Restructuring and Macroeconomic Policy »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756657.071

ISBN: 9781557756657

Keywords: banking, bank restructuring, central bank, recapitalization, banking system

Edited by William Alexander, Jeffrey M. Davis, Liam P. Ebrill, and Carl-Johan Lindgren, this volume discusses cross-country restructuring experiences building on the foundation laid by its predecessor Band Soundnes...

Financial Fragilities in Latin America
			: The 1980s and 1990s

Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755025.084

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

By reviewing the experiences of Latin American countries with the restructuring of their financial sectors since 1982, this paper derives lessons regarding the most effective ways to deal with banking difficulties...

Chile
			: Institutions and Policies Underpinning Stability and Growth

Chile : Institutions and Policies Underpinning Stability and Growth »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Eliot Kalter , Steven Phillips , Manmohan Singh , Mauricio Villafuerte , Rodolfo Luzio , and Marco Espinosa-Vega

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063259.084

ISBN: 9781589063259

Keywords: Economic growth, central bank, inflation, capital markets, banking, external debt

This paper presents the primary institutions and economic policies that have led to Chile's remarkable record of stability and growth over the past twenty years. The core of this policy stance is the combination of...

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,...

Sequencing Financial Sector Reforms

Sequencing Financial Sector Reforms »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757791.071

ISBN: 9781557757791

Keywords: financial sector, banking, central bank, foreign exchange, financial institutions

Financial sector liberalization can spur economic growth and development, but reforms to liberalize the financial sector can also entail risks if they are not properly designed and implemented. One of the central q...

Stabilization and Reform in Latin America
			: A Macroeconomic Perspective of the Experience Since the 1990s

Stabilization and Reform in Latin America : A Macroeconomic Perspective of the Experience Since the 1990s »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Agnes Belaisch , Charles Collyns , Paula De Masi , Guy Meredith , Anoop Singh , Reva Krieger , and Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062504.084

ISBN: 9781589062504

Keywords: Economic reforms, Economic recovery, Latin America, exchange rate, inflation, banking, exchange rate regimes, dollarization

This study examines external and domestic influences on Latin America's economic performance over the past decade and a half. It notes that over the past few years, macroeconomic policies have strengthened and stru...