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Financial Development and Poverty Alleviation

Financial Development and Poverty Alleviation »

Source: Financial Development and Poverty Alleviation : Issues and Policy Implications for Developing and Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vassili Prokopenko , and Paul Holden

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451857740

Keywords: financial development, financial institutions, financial system, financial services, financial markets, financial sector, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Economic Development: General,

This paper reviews current thinking on the relationship between financial development and poverty alleviation-a subject that has grown increasingly important in the policy prescriptions of the IMF and other interna...

Microfinance Institutions and Public Policy

Microfinance Institutions and Public Policy »

Source: Microfinance Institutions and Public Policy

Volume/Issue: 2002/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2002

ISBN: 9781451857689

Keywords: microcredit, bank regulation, microfinance institutions, financial institutions, financial institution, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Many governments and nongovernmental organizations have adopted policies to promote the growth of microfinance institutions (MFIs). The appropriate level and form of support for MFIs are discussed in this paper on...

Stress Testing Financial Systems

Stress Testing Financial Systems »

Source: Stress Testing Financial Systems : What to Do When the Governor Calls

Volume/Issue: 2004/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Hilbers , Matthew Jones , and Graham Slack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451855012

Keywords: financial system, credit, financial institutions, prices, General Financial Markets, Financial Institutions and Services,

Stress testing is becoming a widely used tool to assess potential vulnerabilities in a financial system. This paper is intended to answer some of the basic questions that may arise as part of the process of stress...

FIRST

FIRST »

Source: FIRST : A Market-Based Approach to Evaluate Financial System Risk and Stability

Volume/Issue: 2005/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Renzo Avesani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862515

Keywords: Large Complex Financial Institutions, financial institutions, probability, probabilities, correlation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper presents background work that has been the basis for the development of the market and credit risk indicators (MRI and CRI, respectively) as published in the IMF's Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR...

Why Complementarity Matters for Stability—Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as Asian Financial Centers

Why Complementarity Matters for Stability—Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as Asian Financial Centers »

Source: Why Complementarity Matters for Stability-Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as Asian Financial Centers

Volume/Issue: 2014/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vanessa Le Lesle , Franziska Ohnsorge , Minsuk Kim , and Srikant Seshadri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498334464

Keywords: Networks, financial institutions and services, government policy and regulation, bond, financial stability, bond markets, financial institutions, hedge, General,

There is much speculation regarding a 'race for dominance' among financial centers in Asia, arising from the anticipated financial opening up of China. This frame of reference is, to an extent, a predilection that...

Institutional Arrangements for Macroprudential Policy in Asia

Institutional Arrangements for Macroprudential Policy in Asia »

Source: Institutional Arrangements for Macroprudential Policy in Asia

Volume/Issue: 2013/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cheng Lim , Rishi Ramchand , Helen Wagner , and Xiaoyong Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2013

ISBN: 9781484338360

Keywords: institutional arrangements, macroprudential, regulation, financial system, deposit insurance, financial services, Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper surveys institutional arrangements for macroprudential policy in Asia. Central banks in Asia typically have a financial stability mandate, and play a key role in the macroprudential framework. Smaller an...

The Composition Matters

The Composition Matters »

Source: The Composition Matters : Capital Inflows and Liquidity Crunch During a Global Economic Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2009/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hui Tong , and Shang-Jin Wei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873115

Keywords: Financial globalization, spillover, liquidity constraints, stock price, working capital, financial dependence, Financial Institutions And Services, Corporate Finance And Governance,

We study whether capital flows affect the degree of credit crunch faced by a country's manufacturing firms during the 2007-09 crisis. Examining 3823 firms in 24 emerging countries, we find that the decline in stock...

Sudden Stops, Output Drops, and Credit Collapses

Sudden Stops, Output Drops, and Credit Collapses »

Source: Sudden Stops, Output Drops, and Credit Collapses

Volume/Issue: 2010/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jihad Dagher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201877

Keywords: Financial liberalization, welfare gain, financial deepening, small firms, debt, investment, dividends, interest, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper proposes a tractable Sudden Stop model to explain the main patterns in firm level data in a sample of Southeast Asian firms during the Asian crisis. The model, which features trend shocks and financial f...

Foreign Bank Supervision and Challenges to Emerging Market Supervisors

Foreign Bank Supervision and Challenges to Emerging Market Supervisors »

Source: Foreign Bank Supervision and Challenges to Emerging Market Supervisors

Volume/Issue: 2004/82

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): In Song

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451850475

Keywords: Foreign Bank, Financial Regulation, banking, foreign banks, banking supervisors, consolidated supervision, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services, Regulation and Business Law,

The increased presence of foreign banks in a country's domestic banking system necessitates the development of effective cross-border prudential supervision where the consolidated supervision is the essential eleme...

Price Volatility and Financial Instability

Price Volatility and Financial Instability »

Source: Price Volatility and Financial Instability

Volume/Issue: 2001/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gene Leon , and Rupert Worrell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451848052

Keywords: volatility, financial instability, GARCH models, exchange rate, stock market, stock prices, stock price, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Statistical measures of the volatility of exchange rates, interest rates, and stock prices are estimated for a number of countries. Periods of high volatility are identified and compared with periods of financial d...