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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...

Crisis Prevention and Crisis Management

Crisis Prevention and Crisis Management »

Source: Crisis Prevention and Crisis Management : The Role of Regulatory Governance

Volume/Issue: 2002/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Udaibir Das , and Marc Quintyn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2002

ISBN: 9781451857948

Keywords: Regulatory governance, financial sector supervision, agency independence, accountability, integrity, financial sector crisis management, banking, payment systems, banking supervision, banking supervisors

Good regulatory governance in the financial system is a critical component of financial stability. Research on the topic has not been very systematic and deep. This paper first defines four key components of regula...

Demutualization of Securities Exchanges

Demutualization of Securities Exchanges »

Source: Demutualization of Securities Exchanges : A Regulatory Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2002/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jennifer Elliott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

ISBN: 9781451854183

Keywords: securities regulation, regulation, stock exchange, capital markets, standards, securities exchange, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Corporation and Securities Law,

Demutualization is a term used to describe the transition of a securities exchange from a mutual association of exchange members operating on a not-for-profit basis to a limited liability, for-profit company accoun...

Distressed Financial Institutions in Thailand

Distressed Financial Institutions in Thailand »

Source: Distressed Financial Institutions in Thailand : Structural Weaknesses. Support Operations and Economic Consequences

Volume/Issue: 1989/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1989

ISBN: 9781451930078

Keywords: financial institutions, banking, financial system, bank of thailand, banking system

The Thai financial system faced a crisis in 1983. Weak managerial practices and an inadequate legal and regulatory framework were associated with a gradual deterioration in many financial institutions’ balan...

Emerging Market Bond Spreads and Sovereign Credit Ratings

Emerging Market Bond Spreads and Sovereign Credit Ratings »

Source: Emerging Market Bond Spreads and Sovereign Credit Ratings : Reconciling Market Views with Economic Fundamentals

Volume/Issue: 2001/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451858051

Keywords: Bond spreads, monitoring, risk appetite, bond, bonds, emerging market bond, market bond, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper uses a panel data estimation of a simple univariate model of sovereign spreads on ratings to analyze statistically significant deviations from the estimated relationship. We find evidence of an asymmetri...

Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand1

Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand1 »

Source: Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand

Volume/Issue: 2012/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacob Gyntelberg , Subhanij Tientip , and Mico Loretan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505641

Keywords: Foreign exchange market, equity market, portfolio rebalancing, stock market, exchange rate, foreign exchange, financial institutions,

We present empirical evidence that the Thai baht's value is driven in part by investors' cross-border equity portfolio rebalancing decisions. Our results are based on comprehensive datasets of FX and stock market t...

Export Credit Agencies, Trade Finance and South East Asia

Export Credit Agencies, Trade Finance and South East Asia »

Source: Export Credit Agencies, Trade Finance and South East Asia

Volume/Issue: 1998/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Malcolm Stephens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451976403

Keywords: Export credit agencies, trade finance, South East Asian countries, export credit, exporters, international financial, international financial institutions

This paper looks at the causes of the reduction in trade finance in South East Asian countries post-1997, with a particular focus on the role of export credit agencies. It concludes that while such agencies did not...

The Fear of Freedom

The Fear of Freedom »

Source: The Fear of Freedom : Politicians and the Independence and Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors

Volume/Issue: 2007/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Taylor , Marc Quintyn , and Silvia Ramirez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865899

Keywords: financial regulation, agency independence, public administration accountability, banking, banking supervision, supervisory agency, central banking, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Public Economics: Miscellaneous Issues: Other, Economics of Regulation,

Compared with the case of central bank independence, independence for financial sector supervisors remains more controversial. This paper analyzes changes in independence and accountability arrangements in a set of...

Financial Deepening, Inequality, and Growth

Financial Deepening, Inequality, and Growth »

Source: Financial Deepening, Inequality, and Growth : A Model-Based Quantitative Evaluation

Volume/Issue: 2003/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Townsend , and Kenichi Ueda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859836

Keywords: Financial deepening, inequality, growth, transitional dynamics, growth rate, equation, gdp growth, law of large numbers, gdp growth rate, Model Evaluation and Selection

We propose a coherent unified approach to the study of the linkages among economic growth, financial structure, and inequality, bringing together disparate theoretical and empirical literature. That is, we show how...

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...