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Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation in The Baltics

Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation in The Baltics »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Niamh Sheridan , Alfred Schipke , Susan George , and Christian Beddies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062726.084

ISBN: 9781589062726

Keywords: Financial systems, Banking, capital markets, financial system, bond, capital market

In just over a decade after independence, the three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, have transformed themselves into fully functioning, small open-market economies that will be joining the Europea...

Macroprudential Indicators of Financial System Soundness

Macroprudential Indicators of Financial System Soundness »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Paul Hilbers , Alfredo Leone , Mahinder Gill , and Owen Evens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758910.084

ISBN: 9781557758910

Keywords: financial institutions, banking, financial system, financial sector, standards

Following the severe financial crises of the 1990s, identifying and assessing financial sector vulnerabilities has become a key priority of the international community. The costly disruptions in global markets unde...

Informal Funds Transfer Systems
			: An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062269.084

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been increased public interest in informal funds transfer (IFT) systems. This paper examines the informal hawala system, an IFT system found predominantl...

Financial Stability in Dollarized Economies

Financial Stability in Dollarized Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Anne Gulde , David Hoelscher , Alain Ize , Dewitt Marston , and Gianni De Nicolo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062962.084

ISBN: 9781589062962

Keywords: Dollarization, Financial stability, banking, foreign exchange, banking system, exchange rate

This paper addresses the challenges to prudential supervision in highly dollarized economies, where central banks and supervisors may be constrained in the use of standard money and financial policy tools. The stud...

Financial Soundness Indicators
			: Analytical Aspects and Country Practices

Financial Soundness Indicators : Analytical Aspects and Country Practices »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060869.084

ISBN: 9781589060869

Keywords: Economic conditions, financial institutions, financial system, banking, capital adequacy, real estate

The financial turmoil of the late 1990s prompted a broad search for tools and techniques for detecting and preventing financial crises, and more recent episodes of instability have high lighted the importance of co...

Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies
			: Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067752.084

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

This paper surveys the foreign exchange markets, money and secondary government security markets, and stock exchanges in 107 smaller economy countries. The underdevelopment of these markets impedes risk transfer, m...

Exchange Rate Regimes and the Stability of the International Monetary System

Exchange Rate Regimes and the Stability of the International Monetary System »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , Jonathan Ostry , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069312.084

ISBN: 9781589069312

Keywords: Exchange rate regimes, Financial stability, International monetary system, Reserve currencies, Reserves accumulation, Trade integration, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, exchange rates, real exchange rate

The member countries of the International Monetary Fund collaborate to try to assure orderly exchange arrangements and promote a stable system of exchange rates, recognizing that the essential purpose of the intern...

Los regímenes de tipo de cambio y la estabilidad del sistema monetario internacional

Los regímenes de tipo de cambio y la estabilidad del sistema monetario internacional »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , Jonathan Ostry , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 November 2014

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324076.084

ISBN: 9781498324076

Keywords: Exchange rate regimes, Financial stability, International monetary system, Reserve currencies, Reserves accumulation, Trade integration, tipo de cambio, régimen de tipo de cambio, tipos de cambio, tipo de cambio real

Los países miembros del Fondo Monetario Internacional colaboran para asegurar que los regímenes cambiarios funcionen ordenadamente y para fomentar la estabilidad del sistema cambiario, reconociendo que el objetivo...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation in The Baltics

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Niamh Sheridan , Alfred Schipke , Susan George , and Christian Beddies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589062726

Keywords: Financial systems, Banking, capital markets, financial system, bond, capital market

In only a decade after independence, the three Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—have transformed themselves into fully functioning, small open market economies that are...

II Structure and Size of the Financial Systems

II Structure and Size of the Financial Systems »

Source: Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation in The Baltics

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Niamh Sheridan , Alfred Schipke , Susan George , and Christian Beddies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589062726

Keywords: Financial systems, Banking, capital markets, financial system, bond, capital market

In channeling savings to investment, the financial system contributes to economic performance through mobilizing savings and allocating them efficiently, mitigating market imperfect...