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Asian Financial Crisis Propels IMF Activity to New Levels in 1997/98

Asian Financial Crisis Propels IMF Activity to New Levels in 1997/98 »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1998

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557757654

Keywords: capital movements, financial sector, capital markets, financial statements, international capital markets

The Asian financial crisis that broke out in July 1997 in Thailand, and its subsequent global reverberations, dominated the IMF’s work in 1997/98, absorbing an unprecedented amount of time of the Executive B...

Banking and Trading

Banking and Trading »

Source: Banking and Trading

Volume/Issue: 2012/238

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arnoud Boot , and Lev Ratnovski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475511215

Keywords: Bank regulation, proprietary trading, relationship banking, Volcker rule, moral hazard, financial markets, bank profits, bank profitability, Government Policy and Regulation,

We study the effects of a bank's engagement in trading. Traditional banking is relationship-based: not scalable, long-term oriented, with high implicit capital, and low risk (thanks to the law of large numbers). Tr...

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , David Coady , Frank Eich , Sanjeev Gupta , Alvar Kangur , Baoping Shang , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2016

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9787504979971.084

ISBN: 9787504979971

Keywords: Pension reforms, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Pensions, Government expenditures, Cross country analysis, emerging market economies, retirement, pensions, pension spending

Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as the population...

CHAPTER I Main Developments in the World Economy in 1997/98

CHAPTER I Main Developments in the World Economy in 1997/98 »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1998

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557757654

Keywords: capital movements, financial sector, capital markets, financial statements, international capital markets

The dominant developments in the world economy and for the IMF in 1997/98 were the Asian financial crisis and its repercussions. The crisis broke out in July 1997 in Thailand when, following several episodes...

CHAPTER II World Economic Outlook

CHAPTER II World Economic Outlook »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1998

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557757654

Keywords: capital movements, financial sector, capital markets, financial statements, international capital markets

The Executive Board regularly reviews global economic developments and policies, based on World Economic Outlook reports prepared by the staff. The reports, which are usually published twice a year, contain...

CHAPTER III International Capital Markets

CHAPTER III International Capital Markets »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1998

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557757654

Keywords: capital movements, financial sector, capital markets, financial statements, international capital markets

In their annual review of developments in international capital markets, conducted in July 1997 shortly after the eruption of the financial crisis in Thailand, Executive Directors engaged in a wide-ranging d...

CHAPTER IV European Economic and Monetary Union

CHAPTER IV European Economic and Monetary Union »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1998

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557757654

Keywords: capital movements, financial sector, capital markets, financial statements, international capital markets

During 1997/98, the Executive Board held a series of discussions on issues related to EMU. Early in the year, Directors assessed the implications of EMU for financial markets (see Chapter III); preparations...

CHAPTER IX The ESAF and the HIPC Initiative

CHAPTER IX The ESAF and the HIPC Initiative »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1998

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557757654

Keywords: capital movements, financial sector, capital markets, financial statements, international capital markets

Since the mid-1980s, the IMF has provided concessional financing through the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF) and its predecessor, the Structural Adjustment Facility (SAF), to respond to the ba...

CHAPTER V The Asian Crisis

CHAPTER V The Asian Crisis »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1998

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557757654

Keywords: capital movements, financial sector, capital markets, financial statements, international capital markets

As the formative event of the financial year, the Asian financial crisis absorbed a large proportion of the Executive Board’s time. Directors met frequently—at times, daily—to be briefed on and discuss devel...

CHAPTER VI Surveillance

CHAPTER VI Surveillance »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1998

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557757654

Keywords: capital movements, financial sector, capital markets, financial statements, international capital markets

Central to the IMF’s purposes and operations is the mandate, under its Articles of Agreement, to “exercise firm surveillance over the exchange rate policies of members.” To earn’ out this mandate, the IMF ex...