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  • Interventions in Banks During Banking Crises: The Experience of Indonesiaby Charles Enoch

    International Monetary Fund 2000; US$ 5.00

    Interventions in banks are often an integral element of a government?s program for addressing a systemic banking crisis. Interventions may be warranted because the banks are deeply insolvent or riddled with fraud; they may be requiring substantial liquidity support. more...

  • Banking Reform in the Lower Mekong Countriesby Olaf Unteroberdoerster

    International Monetary Fund 2004; US$ 7.50

    This paper reviews recent banking reform efforts in the lower Mekong countries (LMCs), comprising Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Vietnam. Linked by close economic and cultural ties, the three LMCs face the dual challenge of economic development and transition to market-based economies. Two-tier banking systems were formally introduced... more...

  • Monetary Policy and Bank Risk-Takingby Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

    International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 5.00

    This paper contributes to the current debate on what role financial stability considerations should play in monetary policy decision and how best to integrate macro-prudential and monetary policy frameworks. The paper broadly supports the view that monetary policy easing induces greater risk-taking by banks but also shows that the relationship between... more...

  • Issues in Electronic Banking: An Overviewby Andrea Schaechter

    International Monetary Fund 2002; US$ 5.00

    Using electronic delivery channels for banking services and products has become increasingly popular in recent years. Electronic banking makes it possible to offer banking services around the world 24 hours a day. The dependence on technology for providing the services with the necessary security. more...

  • The Economics of Bank Restructuring: Understanding the Optionsby Augustin Landier

    International Monetary Fund 2009; US$ 5.00

    Based on a simple framework, this note clarifies the economics behind bank restructuring and evaluates various restructuring options for systemically important banks. The note assumes that the government aims to reduce the probability of a bank?s default and keep the burden on taxpayers at a minimum. The note also acknowledges that the design of any... more...

  • Contingent Capital: Economic Rationale and Design Featuresby Ceyla Pazarbasioglu

    International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 5.00

    The causes of the global financial crisis were multi-faceted but revealed still unresolved weaknesses in national and international financial oversight and resolution frameworks. In particular, many governments in the crisis-hit countries had to provide unprecedented levels of support to contain the crisis and protect financial stability. These interventions... more...

  • Subsidiaries or Branches: Does One Size Fit All?by Jonathan Fiechter

    International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 5.00

    Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief and written in nontechnical language, and so are aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues. This Web-only series replaced... more...

  • Finance & Development, December 1965by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1965; US$ 3.75

    The Annual Meetings of the World Bank and its affiliates, the International Development Association (IDA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and of the International Monetary Fund, were held in September in Washington. At the Bank Group meetings stress was laid on the urgent needs of the less developed countries and on the Group?s plans... more...

  • Evaluation of the Technical Assistance Provided by the International Monetary Fundby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2005; US$ 12.50

    Technical assistance is one of the key services provided by the IMF to member countries?particularly lower income countries. It covers a wide set of activities, from technical assistance to support IMF policy advice to longer-term assistance to support countries? institutional development. This evaluation report examines the relevance and effectiveness... more...

  • IEO Evaluation Report IMF Technical Assistance 2005by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2005; US$ 12.50

    The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) was established by the IMF?s Executive Board in 2001. It provides objective and independent evaluation of issues related to the IMF. The IEO operates independently of IMF management and at arm?s length from the IMF Executive Board. For more information on the IEO?s activities, visit the IEO website: more...