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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...

Africa
			: Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758293.071

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Sub-Saharan Africa needs much faster economic growth and more effective economic, financial, and social policies if it is to make up for lost ground and reduce the number of people living in abject poverty. Edited...

The Per Jacobsson Foundation at 40
			: Commemorating a Statesman in International Monetary Affairs

The Per Jacobsson Foundation at 40 : Commemorating a Statesman in International Monetary Affairs »

Series: Other Periodicals

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063686.029

ISBN: 9781589063686

Keywords: international monetary system, monetary fund, monetary system, banking, central banking

This paper discusses the appointment of Andrew Crockett as the Chairman of the Per Jacobsson Foundation. At its meeting on October 3, 2004, the Board of Directors of the Per Jacobsson Foundation unanimously selecte...

Ghana
			: Adjustment and Growth, 1983-91

Ghana : Adjustment and Growth, 1983-91 »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ishan Kapur , Jerald Schiff , Michael Hadjimichael , Philippe Szymczak , and Paul Hilbers

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557751829.084

ISBN: 9781557751829

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, inflation, expenditure, banking

The first sub-Saharan African country to pursue broad economic and structural reform - aided by external finance and technical aid - Ghana is an example of adjustment with growth. Ghana's experience, discussed in t...

Ghana

Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Financial System Stability Assessment Update

Volume/Issue: 2011/131

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455282579

Keywords: banking, credit, banking system, collateral, banking sector

Since the 2003 Financial Stability Assessment Program (FSAP) update, Ghana's financial system has undergone rapid growth and structural transformation. The authorities have been implementing reforms to enhance the...

Competition and Efficiency in Banking

Competition and Efficiency in Banking »

Source: Competition and Efficiency in Banking : Behavioral Evidence from Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2005/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Johan Mathisen , and Thierry Buchs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860368

Keywords: banking competition, banking, banking sector, banking system, banking industry, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

This paper assesses the degree of bank competition and discusses efficiency with regard to banks' financial intermediation in Ghana. By applying panel data to variables derived from a theoretical model, we find evi...

Ghana

Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Financial System Stability Assessment Update, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Banking Supervision, Insurance Regulation, and Securities Regulation

Volume/Issue: 2003/396

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451814903

Keywords: banking, banking system, credit risk, foreign exchange, insurance companies

The main vulnerabilities in the financial sector can be found in the banking system and the social security fund (SSNIT). The Ghanaian financial sector is also confronted by a large number of development challenges...

Prudential Issues in Less Diversified Economies

Prudential Issues in Less Diversified Economies »

Source: Prudential Issues in Less Diversified Economies

Volume/Issue: 2003/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aditya Narain , Pau Rabanal , and Steen Byskov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451860085

Keywords: Less Diversified Economies, Credit Concentration Risks, banking, credit risk, banking system, banking crises, banking sector, Corporate Finance and Governance: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines the prudential issues associated with credit concentration in less diversified economies (LDEs), which are identified as countries where one or two sectors represent a large share of exports. In...

Foreign Exchange Risk Regulation

Foreign Exchange Risk Regulation »

Source: Foreign Exchange Risk Regulation : Issues for Industrial and Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philipp Hartmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1994

ISBN: 9781451928129

Keywords: foreign exchange, banking, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, capital adequacy

Capital adequacy regulations or quantity restrictions on bank portfolios put forward by the Basle Committee on Banking Supervision have virtually become an international standard of prudential regulation. Recent pr...

Interest Rate Liberalization

Interest Rate Liberalization »

Source: Interest Rate Liberalization : Some Lessons From Africa

Volume/Issue: 1991/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bart Turtelboom

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1991

ISBN: 9781451939187

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial sector, deposit rates, banking, financial institutions, Gambia,

This paper undertakes a survey of theoretical considerations and an analysis of the experience of five African countries with interest rate liberalization. Despite substantial progress in monetary policy reforms, l...