The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
This Technical Note analyzes crisis preparedness and management framework in Austria. The global crisis revealed weaknesses in Austria's financial stability policy framework. Austria needs to put in place a special bank resolution regime to resolve problem banks in a manner that does not endanger financial stability or fiscal sustainability. Although the authorities prefer to await the formal adoption of the European Union (EU) Directive on bank recovery and resolution, it would be in Austria's interest to swiftly introduce a full-fledged bank resolution framework, with a wide range of tools and powers, and strengthened resolution arrangements with non-EU countries.