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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2017
			: Getting the Policy Mix Right

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2017 : Getting the Policy Mix Right »

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475564563.082

ISBN: 9781475564563

Keywords: Emerging markets, Financial intermediation, Financial stability, Financial soundness indicators, Interest rates. Economic models, interest rates, European banking systems, US corporate sector, Financial conditions

Financial stability has continued to improve since the October 2016 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Economic activity has gained momentum, as outlined in the April 2017 World Economic Outlook (WEO), amid...

Bank Concentration and the Supply of Credit in Argentina

Bank Concentration and the Supply of Credit in Argentina »

Source: Bank Concentration and the Supply of Credit in Argentina

Volume/Issue: 1997/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Cañonero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1997

ISBN: 9781451845938

Keywords: Banking Concentration, Supply of Credit, Information Asymmetries, financial institutions, banking, financial intermediation, bank lending

This paper examines the effects on the supply of credit of the concentration of financial institutions in Argentina that followed the crisis caused by the December 1994 devaluation of the Mexican peso. While the co...

The Morning After

The Morning After »

Source: The Morning After : Explaining the Slowdown in Japanese Growth in the 1990's

Volume/Issue: 1999/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451842982

Keywords: Economic slump, financial intermediation, bank lending, monetary policy, bank loans, real interest rate, banking

This paper uses vector autoregressions (VARs) to investigate four explanations of the extended slump in Japanese economic activity during the 1990s: the absence of bold and consistent fiscal stimulus; limited room...

Determinants of Interest Rate Spreads in Solomon Islands

Determinants of Interest Rate Spreads in Solomon Islands »

Source: Determinants of Interest Rate Spreads in Solomon Islands

Volume/Issue: 2014/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nooman Rebei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498303651

Keywords: banking spreads, banking, inflation, bank spreads, banking sector, monetary fund, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Oceania, financial intermediation.,

Bank interest rate spreads in Solomon Islands are high by regional standards. This paper examines the determinants of bank interest rates including bank specific, banking sector, macroeconomic, and legal indicators...

Financial Infrastructure, Group Interests, and Capital Accumulation

Financial Infrastructure, Group Interests, and Capital Accumulation »

Source: Financial Infrastructure, Group Interests, and Capital Accumulation : Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Volume/Issue: 2003/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Biaggio Bossone , Sandeep Mahajan , and Farah Zahir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451844160

Keywords: Nonbank financial intermediation, Group interest, Information, Knowledge, Transaction costs, banking, banking sector, financial markets, financial sector, transaction cost

This study presents a theory of financial infrastructure - or the set of rules, institutions, and systems within which agents carry out financial transactions. It investigates the effects of financial infrastructur...

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Room for Policy?

Volume/Issue: 2013/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Santiago Peña , Oral Williams , and Tomasz A. Zawisza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2013

ISBN: 9781557753304

Keywords: Financial intermediation efficiency, net interest margins, economies of scale, institutions., banking, net interest margin, financial intermediation, financial system, Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper examines the determinants of net interest margins in four regional blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa and one comparator block in the Eastern Caribbean. Using bank-level data, we find that countries with a hig...

Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization

Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization »

Source: Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization : A Model of Financial Fragility

Volume/Issue: 2000/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuri Sobolev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451854480

Keywords: Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization, Credible Disinflation, Bank Intermediation, Financial Fragility, exchange rate, banking, foreign exchange, banking sector, banking system

Interactions between banks and open capital account are investigated as rationalizations for empirical regularities characterizing disinflation programs anchored by the exchange rate. The financial system is charac...

The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados

The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados »

Source: The Monetary Policy Regime and Banking Spreads in Barbados

Volume/Issue: 2006/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laura Valderrama , and Wendell Samuel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864717

Keywords: Interest rate spreads, Monetary policy regime, bank spreads, banking, bank size, deposit rate, financial intermediation, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection,

The paper analyzes the determinants of banking spreads in Barbados, with a view to identifying the role of the monetary policy regime in explaining high spreads. The paper finds that interest rate spreads for Barba...

Chapter 1. Getting the Policy Mix Right

Chapter 1. Getting the Policy Mix Right »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2017 : Getting the Policy Mix Right

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475564563

Keywords: Emerging markets, Financial intermediation, Financial stability, Financial soundness indicators, Interest rates. Economic models, interest rates, European banking systems, US corporate sector, Financial conditions

Financial Stability Overview Financial stability has improved since the October 2016 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Growth is gaining momentum and reducing...

Chapter 2. Low Growth, Low Interest Rates, and Financial Intermediation

Chapter 2. Low Growth, Low Interest Rates, and Financial Intermediation »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2017 : Getting the Policy Mix Right

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475564563

Keywords: Emerging markets, Financial intermediation, Financial stability, Financial soundness indicators, Interest rates. Economic models, interest rates, European banking systems, US corporate sector, Financial conditions

Summary Advanced economies have experienced a prolonged episode of low interest rates and low growth since the global financial crisis. From a longer-term perspective, real interest...