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Euro-Area Banking At the Crossroads

Euro-Area Banking At the Crossroads »

Source: Euro-Area Banking At the Crossroads

Volume/Issue: 2001/28

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Agnes Belaisch , Joaquim Levy , Laura Kodres , and Angel Ubide

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

ISBN: 9781451844665

Keywords: Banking mergers, too big too fail, banking, banking system, banking sector, financial stability, financial institutions, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper analyses the process of disintermediation, the progress in consolidation, the impact of new technologies, and the role of ownership and control structures for the euro area banking sector. The impact of...

Bank Capital

Bank Capital »

Source: Bank Capital : Lessons From the Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2010/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ouarda Merrouche , Enrica Detragiache , and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210930

Keywords: Basel capital accord, stock returns, stock market, bank stock, tier 2 capital, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Using a multi-country panel of banks, we study whether better capitalized banks experienced higher stock returns during the financial crisis. We differentiate among various types of capital ratios: the Basel risk-a...

The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors

The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors »

Source: The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors : Principles and Practice

Volume/Issue: 2005/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Taylor , Marc Quintyn , and Eva Hüpkes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860702

Keywords: Financial regulation, regulatory agencies, public administration accountability, banking, financial system, financial services, financial sector, financial institutions, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation

Policymakers' uneasiness about granting independence to financial sector regulators stems to a large extent from the lack of familiarity with, and elusiveness of, the concept of accountability. This paper gives ope...

Primary Dealers in Government Securities

Primary Dealers in Government Securities »

Source: Primary Dealers in Government Securities : Policy Issues and Selected Countries Experience

Volume/Issue: 2003/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Iden , and Marco Arnone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451846492

Keywords: Primary dealers, government securities, central bank, securities market, government securities market, open market operations, Financial Institutions and Services,

In many countries, authorities have designated a group of financial firms as the principal intermediaries in the government securities market-referred to as "primary dealers" or a "primary dealer system." This pape...

Dynamic Loan Loss Provisioning

Dynamic Loan Loss Provisioning »

Source: Dynamic Loan Loss Provisioning : Simulationson Effectiveness and Guide to Implementation

Volume/Issue: 2012/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torsten Wezel , Jorge Chan-Lau , and Francesco Columba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503319

Keywords: Dynamic Provisioining, Procyclicality, capital adequacy, capital adequacy ratio, banking, dividend payout, banking system, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This simulation-based paper investigates the impact of different methods of dynamic provisioning on bank soundness and shows that this increasingly popular macroprudential tool can smooth provisioning costs over th...

Competition in the Financial Sector

Competition in the Financial Sector »

Source: Competition in the Financial Sector : Overview of Competition Policies

Volume/Issue: 2009/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451871937

Keywords: competition policy, contestability, stability, degree of competition, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Market Structure, Firm Strategy, And Market Performance

As in other sectors, competition in finance matters for allocative, productive and dynamic efficiency. Theory suggests, however, that unfettered competition is not first best given the special features of finance....

CDS Spreads in European Periphery

CDS Spreads in European Periphery »

Source: CDS Spreads in European Periphery : Some Technical Issues to Consider

Volume/Issue: 2012/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Manmohan Singh , and Mohsan Bilal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502299

Keywords: CDS spreads, peripheral Europe, stochastic recovery rate, probability of default, collateral use in OTC derivatives, price of risk, otc, bonds, derivative, bond

This paper looks at some technical issues when using CDS data, and if these are incorporated, the analysis or regression results are likely to benefit. The paper endorses the use of stochastic recovery in CDS model...

Euro-Area Banking At the Crossroads

Euro-Area Banking At the Crossroads »

Volume/Issue: 2001/28

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Agnes Belaisch , Joaquim Levy , Laura Kodres , and Angel Ubide

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844665.001

ISBN: 9781451844665

Keywords: Banking mergers, too big too fail, banking, banking system, banking sector, financial stability, financial institutions, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper analyses the process of disintermediation, the progress in consolidation, the impact of new technologies, and the role of ownership and control structures for the euro area banking sector. The impact of...

Bank Capital
			: Lessons From the Financial Crisis

Bank Capital : Lessons From the Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2010/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ouarda Merrouche , Enrica Detragiache , and Asli Demirgüç-Kunt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455210930.001

ISBN: 9781455210930

Keywords: Basel capital accord, stock returns, stock market, bank stock, tier 2 capital, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Using a multi-country panel of banks, we study whether better capitalized banks experienced higher stock returns during the financial crisis. We differentiate among various types of capital ratios: the Basel risk-a...

The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors
			: Principles and Practice

The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors : Principles and Practice »

Volume/Issue: 2005/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Taylor , Marc Quintyn , and Eva Hüpkes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860702.001

ISBN: 9781451860702

Keywords: Financial regulation, regulatory agencies, public administration accountability, banking, financial system, financial services, financial sector, financial institutions, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation

Policymakers' uneasiness about granting independence to financial sector regulators stems to a large extent from the lack of familiarity with, and elusiveness of, the concept of accountability. This paper gives ope...