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CHAPTER 15 Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing: An Overview

CHAPTER 15 Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing: An Overview »

Source: Current Developments in Monetary and Financial Law, Vol. 3

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063341

Keywords: banking, payments, creditors, debt, insolvency

The purpose of this overview is to examine why and how criminal and terrorist organizations use legitimate financial institutions to move and store assets, and how lawmakers have built on that fact to propos...

Chapter 8 Reassessing the Rationale and Practice of Bank Regulation and Supervision after Basel II

Chapter 8 Reassessing the Rationale and Practice of Bank Regulation and Supervision after Basel II »

Source: Current Developments in Monetary and Financial Law, Vol. 5

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 November 2008

ISBN: 9781589067738

Keywords: collateral, financial stability, hedge, deposit insurance, insolvency

In recent decades, countries around the world have liberalized the interest rate and portfolio restrictions that had been adopted during the Great Depression and immediately following World War...

3 Real Convergence, Economic Dynamics, and the Adoption of the Euro in the New European Union Member States

3 Real Convergence, Economic Dynamics, and the Adoption of the Euro in the New European Union Member States »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Real convergence—generally understood as income catching-up—is arguably the most important challenge for the new member states and one of the great opportunities of an expanded European Union (EU). In additi...

Comments on “Real Convergence, Economic Dynamics, and the Adoption of the Euro in the New European Union Member States,” by Sue Owen

Comments on “Real Convergence, Economic Dynamics, and the Adoption of the Euro in the New European Union Member States,” by Sue Owen »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

These comments draw both on the European Central Bank (ECB) paper by Christian Thimann and on the United Kingdom’s assessment of the five economic tests (convergence, flexibility, investment, financial servi...

Comments on “Euro Adoption and the Labor Market,” by Robert A. Feldman

Comments on “Euro Adoption and the Labor Market,” by Robert A. Feldman »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Labor market policies and institutions are perhaps the least-discussed aspect of euro adoption—at least from my experience. Thus, I welcome the inclusion of this subject in the conference agenda and the cont...

Comments on “The Euro and the European Financial Industry,” by Uldis Cērps

Comments on “The Euro and the European Financial Industry,” by Uldis Cērps »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Three issues discussed in the Bottazzi and Giavazzi paper are highly relevant also for the EU accession countries (ACs): financing patterns of firms, home bias in investment portfolios, and consolidation of...

Chapter 11. Improving the Availability of Trade Financing: The Role of the World Trade Organization

Chapter 11. Improving the Availability of Trade Financing: The Role of the World Trade Organization »

Source: Access to Trade Finance in Times of Crisis

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Jian-Ye Wang , and Márcio Ronci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2006

ISBN: 9781589064041

Keywords: Trade, export credit, export credit agencies, debt, credit lines, exporters

Improving the access of developing countries to more plentiful and secure sources of trade financing, particularly in periods of financial or exchange rate crisis, has been a matter of concern for some time...

Comments on “Two Roads to the Euro: The Monetary Experiences of Austria and Greece,” by Mitja Gaspari

Comments on “Two Roads to the Euro: The Monetary Experiences of Austria and Greece,” by Mitja Gaspari »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Policymakers from one country study other countries’ relevant prior experiences. As their country prepares to enter the euro area, Slovenia’s policymakers have shown particular interest in the case of Austri...

1 Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe

1 Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe : Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2007

ISBN: 9780230521513

Keywords: Credit expansion, Eastern Europe, credit, banking, banking sector, current account, foreign exchange

Rapid credit growth is one of the most pervasive developments in recent years in the countries of Central, Eastern, and South-eastern Europe (CEE). The benefits of this growth are unquestioned; but so are th...

2 Real Convergence and Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe: Trade and Business Cycle Correlations as Endogenous Criteria for Joining the EMU

2 Real Convergence and Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe: Trade and Business Cycle Correlations as Endogenous Criteria for Joining the EMU »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

1 What would it take for the advantages to outweigh the disadvantages? The well-known theory of optimum currency areas weighs the advantages of fixed exchange rates...