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Concept of Offshore Financial Centers

Concept of Offshore Financial Centers »

Source: Concept of Offshore Financial Centers : In Search of an Operational Definition

Volume/Issue: 2007/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmed Zoromé

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866513

Keywords: CPIS, statistics, portfolio investment, equation, survey, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper proposes a new definition of Offshore Financial Centers (OFCs) and develops a statistical method to differentiate between OFCs and non-OFCs using data from the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CP...

Banking on the Principles

Banking on the Principles »

Source: Banking on the Principles : Compliance with Basel Core Principles and Bank Soundness

Volume/Issue: 2006/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache , Thierry Tressel , and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451865028

Keywords: regulation and supervision, banking, bank ratings, statistics, correlations, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper studies whether compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (BCPs) improves bank soundness. The authors find a significant and positive relationship between bank soundness...

Financial Reforms in Sudan

Financial Reforms in Sudan »

Source: Financial Reforms in Sudan : Streamlining Bank Intermediation

Volume/Issue: 2001/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451847383

Keywords: banking, reserve requirements, banking system, foreign exchange, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

The paper reviews the experience of financial reforms in Sudan with a view to assessing their macroeconomic impact and to shedding light on the question why such reforms have not yet brought about visible improveme...

Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Empirical Approach)

Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Empirical Approach) »

Source: Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Empirical Approach)

Volume/Issue: 2002/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451856057

Keywords: financial sector stability, financial sector, financial stability, trade in services, services liberalization, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Financial Institutions And Services,

The paper explores empirically the links between the WTO-driven liberalization of trade in financial services and the stability of national financial systems. Econometric testing of indicators intended to proxy fin...

What Happens After Supervisory Intervention? Considering Bank Closure Options

What Happens After Supervisory Intervention? Considering Bank Closure Options »

Source: What Happens After Supervisory Intervention? Considering Bank Closure Options

Volume/Issue: 2003/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mats Josefsson , and Michael Andrews

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451843552

Keywords: weak banks, systemic crisis, banking, bank closures, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Closures have been used to resolve problem banks in many countries in a wide range of economic circumstances, yet banking supervisors frequently defer intervention and closure. Avoiding the costs of disruption is t...

Debt Crises and the Development of International Capital Markets

Debt Crises and the Development of International Capital Markets »

Source: Debt Crises and the Development of International Capital Markets

Volume/Issue: 2004/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy , and Andrea Pescatori

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451846447

Keywords: Bond spreads, debt crisis, bond, debt crises, sovereign bond, bonds, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

Crises on external sovereign debt are typically defined as defaults. Such a definition accurately captures debt-servicing difficulties in the 1980s, a period of numerous defaults on bank loans. However, defining de...

Sovereign Debt Defaults and Financing Needs

Sovereign Debt Defaults and Financing Needs »

Source: Sovereign Debt Defaults and Financing Needs

Volume/Issue: 2004/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Miguel Messmacher , and Mark Kruger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451847413

Keywords: early warning indicators, probability, debt service, current account, correlation, probabilities, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance, Financial Institutions and Services,

We construct a financial vulnerability indicator that is consistent with the theoretical literature on determinants of defaults. It is based on the amount of new foreign financing that is needed to avoid a default...

What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis

What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis »

Source: What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks? A Meta-Frontier Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Barbara Casu , and Hichem Ben-Khedhiri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455217922

Keywords: DEA, meta-frontier, performance, MENA, banking, stock market, banking sector, financial sector, financial structure, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This study examines the effect of financial-sector reform on bank performance in selected Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries in the period 1994 -2008. We evaluate bank efficiency in Egypt, Jordan, Mo...

Bank Reform and Bank Efficiency in Pakistan

Bank Reform and Bank Efficiency in Pakistan »

Source: Bank Reform and Bank Efficiency in Pakistan

Volume/Issue: 2001/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855982

Keywords: efficiency, deregulation, equation, banking system, statistics, standard errors, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East, Efficiency Deregulation,

Pakistan undertook major financial sector reforms starting in the late 1980s. The effects of these reforms on the profitability and cost and revenue efficiency of the banking sector are evaluated. The revenue perfo...

The Role of Supervisory tools in Addressing Bank Borrowers' Currency Mismatches

The Role of Supervisory tools in Addressing Bank Borrowers' Currency Mismatches »

Source: The Role of Supervisory tools in Addressing Bank Borrowers' Currency Mismatches

Volume/Issue: 2003/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Armando Méndez Morales , and Maria del Mar Cacha

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451875195

Keywords: Prudential regulation, provisions, foreign currency, exchange rate, exchange rate depreciation, foreign exchange position, currency risk, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Bank borrowers' currency mismatches often result from unhedged foreign currency borrowing in economies where there is significant dollarization, exposing the financial sector to disguised credit risk. In the absenc...