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Financial Fragilities in Latin America
			: The 1980s and 1990s

Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755025.084

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

By reviewing the experiences of Latin American countries with the restructuring of their financial sectors since 1982, this paper derives lessons regarding the most effective ways to deal with banking difficulties...

Currency Board Arrangements
			: Issues and Experiences

Currency Board Arrangements : Issues and Experiences »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Tomás Baliño

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756688.084

ISBN: 9781557756688

Keywords: exchange rate, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the attractions and disadvantages of currency board arrangements in their various institutional configurations. It asks what defines a currency board arrangement, wha...

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 1986

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 1986 »

Series: Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1986

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616352004.012

ISBN: 9781616352004

Keywords: foreign exchange, foreign currency, exchange control, exchange rate, foreign investment, foreign currencies, foreign trade, exchange rates, direct investment, exchange transactions

This report describes developments in the international exchange rate and restrictive systems. The period covered by this report is 1985 and, for major developments, the first quarter of 1986. The report highlights...

Perspectivas Econômicas, November 2007
			: As Américas

Perspectivas Econômicas, November 2007 : As Américas »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2007

Language: Portuguese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066960.086

ISBN: 9781589066960

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, capital inflows, financial sector, bond, expenditure, financial institutions, bank credit, expenditures, financial markets

In spite of a slower U.S. economy and recent market turbulence, growth in the Latin America and Caribbean region has continued at a robust pace. This reports explores the resilience of the LAC region to external sh...

International Financial Statistics Yearbook, 2007

International Financial Statistics Yearbook, 2007 »

Series: International Financial Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066557.041

ISBN: 9781589066557

Keywords: banking, banking institutions, national bank, ports, bonds, foreign exchange, deposit rate, money market, banknotes, government finance

The International Financial Statistics Yearbook, usually published in September, contains available annual data covering 12 years for countries appearing in the monthly issues of IFS. The IFS service is the standar...

Dollarisation intégrale
			: Avantages et inconvénients

Dollarisation intégrale : Avantages et inconvénients »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Eduardo Borensztein , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 July 2001

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557759948.051

ISBN: 9781557759948

Keywords: Dollarization, dollarization, currency board, domestic currency, central bank, currency boards, currency crises, currency risk, capital flows, international borrowing

Analyzes the costs and benefits of full dollarization, or the adoption by one country of another country's currency. Potential advantages include lower borrowing costs and deeper integration into world markets. But...

Being a Foreigner Among Domestic Banks

Being a Foreigner Among Domestic Banks »

Source: Being a Foreigner Among Domestic Banks : Asset or Liability?

Volume/Issue: 2009/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Neeltje Horen , and Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874181

Keywords: performance, distance, foreign banks, foreign bank, domestic banks, host country, foreign ownership,

Studying a large number of banks in various countries between 1999 and 2006, we document that foreign banks perform better when from a high income country, when host country competition is limited, and when they ar...

Has the Nature of Crises Changed? A Quarter Century of Currency Crises in Argentina

Has the Nature of Crises Changed? A Quarter Century of Currency Crises in Argentina »

Source: Has the Nature of Crises Changed? A Quarter Century of Currency Crises in Argentina

Volume/Issue: 1999/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nada Choueiri , and Graciela Kaminsky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

ISBN: 9781451857078

Keywords: currency crises, speculative attacks, vector autoregressions, exchange rate, foreign exchange, foreign exchange reserves, exchange reserves, central bank

The recent turmoil in currency markets in Asia, Europe, and Latin America has given a new impetus to the literature on currency crises. The literature originally linked currency crises to deteriorating economic fun...

Toward a Framework for Systemic Liquidity Policy

Toward a Framework for Systemic Liquidity Policy »

Source: Toward a Framework for Systemic Liquidity Policy

Volume/Issue: 2000/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): J. Hobbs , Claudia Dziobek , and Dewitt Marston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

ISBN: 9781451845259

Keywords: Financial architecture, liquidity management, creditor rights, microstructure, banking, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

International policy efforts to strengthen financial systems have highlighted the role of liquidity. This paper explores a framework to assess arrangements for market liquidity and lays out elements of systemic liq...

Currency Boards

Currency Boards »

Source: Currency Boards : Issues and Experiences

Volume/Issue: 1994/18

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Adam Bennett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1994

ISBN: 9781451965056

Keywords: Argentina, Estonia, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, currency board, exchange rate, currency boards, central bank, foreign exchange

This paper discusses some of the issues that concern the operation of currency boards, by comparison to conventional exchange rate pegs, and looks at the experiences of three examples of this type of arrangement: A...