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Chapter 41 Lessons for the International Financial System

Chapter 41 Lessons for the International Financial System »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

1. INTRODUCTION The currency turmoil in Asia—which now has extended to Russia as well—has been aggravated by a confidence crisis feeding on itself in a self-reinforcing and destructi...

Chapter 44 Lessons from the Asian Crisis

Chapter 44 Lessons from the Asian Crisis »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

It has been a great pleasure to participate in this conference for the past two days. I congratulate the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the International Monetary Fund for putting it on. We should remem...

Chapter 46 Lessons from the Asian Crisis for the International Financial System

Chapter 46 Lessons from the Asian Crisis for the International Financial System »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

One of the criticisms of the International Monetary Fund programs for the Asian crisis countries that is often heard concerns the very high interest rates the programs demand. The Asian countries complain th...

Chapter 42 Lessons from the Crisis

Chapter 42 Lessons from the Crisis »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

There is a saying that not so long ago, an important Chinese official arrived in Paris and a reporter asked him his opinion about the French Revolution. The diplomat answered: “It is too soon to tell.”...

Chapter 1. Main Developments in the World Economy in 1998/99

Chapter 1. Main Developments in the World Economy in 1998/99 »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1999

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451945232

Keywords: interest, debt, payments, loans, external debt

In 1998/99, financial markets stabilized and economic activity bottomed out in the emerging market economies of Asia, with signs of an economic turn-a-round emerging in some cases by early 1999. During the y...

Chapter 33 Moral Hazard

Chapter 33 Moral Hazard »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

Moral hazard is a great sounding topic. Whenever I think of it, a picture of Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp comes to mind. However, moral hazard has really very little to do with morality and is not, indeed...

Chapter 34 Moral Hazard and the Role of International Rescue Programs

Chapter 34 Moral Hazard and the Role of International Rescue Programs »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

I first want to make clear that in everything that follows, there are two very specific assumptions. First, that it is a high priority to maintain capital account convertibility, and second that I will be re...

Chapter 35 Moral Hazard and the Role of International Rescue Programs

Chapter 35 Moral Hazard and the Role of International Rescue Programs »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

The problem of moral hazard has been at the center of the international financial crises of the past few years, stretching from Mexico via Asia and Russia to Latin America. The trend in the spreads for capit...

Chapter 32 Moral Hazard is Avoidable

Chapter 32 Moral Hazard is Avoidable »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

The international financial system is at a crossroads. We can conclude from the recent crises that markets do not work and that more government interventions, capital controls, and bailouts are needed, or we...

Chapter 11. Organization, Staffing, and Budget

Chapter 11. Organization, Staffing, and Budget »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1999

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451945232

Keywords: interest, debt, payments, loans, external debt

The IMF consists of a Board of Governors, an Executive Board, a Managing Director, a First Deputy Managing Director, two Deputy Managing Directors, and a staff of international civil servants. The institutio...