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Building Blocks for Effective Macroprudential Policies in Latin America

Building Blocks for Effective Macroprudential Policies in Latin America »

Source: Building Blocks for Effective Macroprudential Policies in Latin America : Institutional Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2012/183

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , Erlend Nier , and Luis Jácome

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505313

Keywords: Macrorpudential policy, systemic crises, financial system, financial institutions, banking, banking crises, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

An increasing number of countries - including in Latin America - are reforming their financial stability frameworks in the aftermath of the financial crisis, in order to establish a stronger macroprudential policy...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2002/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451855999

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

The paper seeks to establish a link between the liberalization of trade in financial services undertaken by countries under the WTO and the stability of their financial systems. The paper concludes that liberalizat...

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...

Dynamic Loan Loss Provisions in Uruguay

Dynamic Loan Loss Provisions in Uruguay »

Source: Dynamic Loan Loss Provisions in Uruguay : Properties, Shock Absorption Capacity and Simulations Using Alternative Formulas

Volume/Issue: 2010/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torsten Wezel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455200849

Keywords: Dynamic Provisioning, Procyclicality, correlation, bond, financial stability, bond index, correlations, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper assesses the merits of countercyclical loan loss provisioning in Uruguay. Using a stress test methodology, it quantifies the protection against macroeconomic shocks provided by the stock of dynamic provi...

WTO Financial Services Commitments

WTO Financial Services Commitments »

Source: WTO Financial Services Commitments : Determinants and Impacton Financial Stability

Volume/Issue: 2002/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nico Valckx

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875003

Keywords: Financial services liberalization commitments, choice of commitments, banking and currency crises, financial instability, extreme bounds analysis, WTO, banking, financial services, banking crisis, financial sector

The paper investigates the factors that have influenced WTO members to take on their chosen level of liberalization commitments in the framework of liberalization of trade in financial services and the impact of su...

Debt Crises and the Development of International Capital Markets

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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 Ceilings 'Lite'? The Impact of Sovereign Ratings on Corporate Ratings in Emerging Market Economies*

Sovereign Ceilings 'Lite'? The Impact of Sovereign Ratings on Corporate Ratings in Emerging Market Economies* »

Source: Sovereign Ceilings 'Lite'? The Impact of Sovereign Ratings on Corporate Ratings in Emerging Market Economies

Volume/Issue: 2007/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Borensztein , Patricio Valenzuela , and Kevin Cowan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866391

Keywords: credit rating, sovereign default, credit rating agencies, current account, external debt, General Financial Markets, Financial Institutions And Services, Corporate Finance And Governance,

Although credit rating agencies have gradually moved away from a policy of never rating a private borrower above the sovereign (the "sovereign ceiling") it appears that sovereign ratings remain a significant determ...

Financial Dollarization in Latin America1

Financial Dollarization in Latin America1 »

Source: Financial Dollarization in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2006/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Rennhack , and Masahiro Nozaki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862676

Keywords: foreign currency, exchange rate, inflation, exchange rate flexibility, real exchange rate, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper tests several explanations for financial dollarization (FD), with an emphasis on Latin America. The results provide evidence that FD is a rational response to inflation uncertainty. The paper builds on p...

What is Driving Financial De-Dollarization in Latin America?

What is Driving Financial De-Dollarization in Latin America? »

Source: What is Driving Financial De-Dollarization in Latin America?

Volume/Issue: 2011/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mercedes Garcia-Escribano , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455211883

Keywords: de-dollarization, banking system, dollarization, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, constant exchange rate, nominal exchange rate, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General

In the last decade, a group of Latin American countries (Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) experienced a gradual, yet sustained decline in financial dollarization. This paper documents the stylized facts and us...

Policy Instruments to Lean Against the Wind in Latin America

Policy Instruments to Lean Against the Wind in Latin America »

Source: Policy Instruments to Lean Against the Wind in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2011/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): G. Terrier , Rodrigo Valdes , Camilo Tovar Mora , Jorge Chan-Lau , Carlos Fernandez Valdovinos , Mercedes Garcia-Escribano , Carlos Medeiros , Man-Keung Tang , Mercedes Vera Martin , and W. Christopher Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781455297726

Keywords: Dynamic Provisions, Leverage Ratios, Liquidity Requirements, Debt-to-Income Ratios, Loan-to-Value Ratios, Foreign Exchange Credit Risk, Foreign Exchange Positions, Taxes on Capital Inflows, financial system, banking

This paper reviews policy tools that have been used and/or are available for policy makers in the region to lean against the wind and review relevant country experiences using them. The instruments examined include...