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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

IEO Evaluation Report
			: IMF Financial Surveillance

IEO Evaluation Report : IMF Financial Surveillance »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393352.017

ISBN: 9781484393352

Keywords: Financial sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Central banks, Financial risk, Stress testing, macrofinancial, financial stability, surveillance, FSAP, IMF

In response to the Global Financial Crisis, the IMF launched many initiatives to strengthen financial surveillance and better advise member countries of vulnerabilities and risks. While these initiatives have not y...

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019
			: Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019 : Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle »

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302104.082

ISBN: 9781498302104

Keywords: Financial stability, Financial Stability Forum, Global Financial Stability Risks, International financial stability, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial risk, Central banks, Market economies, Balance sheets, Credit

The April 2019 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative. As a result, financial vulnerabilities have...

World Economic Outlook, October 2018
			: Challenges to Steady Growth

World Economic Outlook, October 2018 : Challenges to Steady Growth »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 January 2019

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484382844.081

ISBN: 9781484382844

Keywords: Inflation rates, Inflation, Inflation targeting, Inflation research, Inflation risk, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Gross domestric product growth, Output growth, Global Financial Stability Risks, International trade

Global growth for 2018-19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level, but its pace is less vigorous than projected in April and it has become less balanced. Downside risks to global growth have risen in the pa...

Switzerland

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Switzerland »

Source: Switzerland : Financial Sector Assessment Program; Technical Note-Supervision and Oversight of Financial Market Infrastructures

Volume/Issue: 2019/190

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498321815

Keywords: Central banks, Financial crises, Risk management, Bank liquidity, Investment policy, FINMA, SNB, Swiss authority, governance arrangement, SIS

Financial Sector Assessment Program; Technical Note-Supervision and Oversight of Financial Market Infrastructures...

Kuwait

Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : Financial System Stability Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2019/96

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306409

Keywords: Bank credit, External sector, Central banks, Financial soundness indicators, Market interest rates, CBK, islamic bank, Shariah, liquidity, risk-based

Since the 2010 FSAP, the financial system has withstood the real-life stress test of a severe drop in oil prices and the authorities have strengthened their framework. Banks, which constitute the largest part of th...

Switzerland

New
Switzerland »

Source: Switzerland : Financial Sector Assessment Program; Technical Note-Regulation and Supervision of Asset Management Activities

Volume/Issue: 2019/188

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498321754

Keywords: Risk management, Financial intermediation, Financial statements, Asset management, Credit default swap, FINMA, asset manager, fund industry, administrative fine, real estate fund

Financial Sector Assessment Program; Technical Note-Regulation and Supervision of Asset Management Activities...

Credit Cycle and Capital Buffers in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Credit Cycle and Capital Buffers in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic »

Source: Credit Cycle and Capital Buffers in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Volume/Issue: 2019/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valentina Flamini , Pierluigi Bologna , Fabio Di Vittorio , and Rasool Zandvakil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484397992

Keywords: Exchange rate policy, Credit booms, Central banks, Credit pricing, Credit risk, Credit cycle;Financial crises;Countercyclical capital buffer;Basel III;CPI inflation;GFC;countercyclical;synchronicity

Credit is key to support healthy and sustainable economic growth but excess aggregate credit growth can signal the build-up of imbalances and lead to systemic financial crisis. Hence, monitoring the credit cycle is...

Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on Governance of the IMF

Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on Governance of the IMF »

Source: Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on Governance of the IMF

Volume/Issue: 2018/045

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2018

ISBN: 9781498309660

Keywords: Governance, IMF Structure and Governance, Press Release - Independent Evaluation Office, Risk management, Stocks, Emerging markets, Financial crises, Goods, IEO, accountability

I would like to thank the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) for preparing this informative update on the 2008 report on governance of the IMF. It is reassuring that the Update recognizes the significant progress...

2 IMF Financial Surveillance: Evolution and Challenges

2 IMF Financial Surveillance: Evolution and Challenges »

Source: IEO Evaluation Report : IMF Financial Surveillance

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484393352

Keywords: Financial sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Central banks, Financial risk, Stress testing, macrofinancial, financial stability, surveillance, FSAP, IMF

The goals and outputs of IMF financial surveillance have greatly expanded in the aftermath of the GFC with clear priority given to jurisdictions with systemically important financia...

3 Bilateral Surveillance

3 Bilateral Surveillance »

Source: IEO Evaluation Report : IMF Financial Surveillance

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484393352

Keywords: Financial sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Central banks, Financial risk, Stress testing, macrofinancial, financial stability, surveillance, FSAP, IMF

Article IV consultations and Financial Sector Assessment Programs (FSAPs) are the main vehicles for IMF bilateral financial surveillance. 8 The rol...