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  • Current Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks, Volume III.by Robert Effros

    International Monetary Fund 1995; US$ 21.25

    Volume III, edited by Robert C. Effros, contains the collected views of banking and legal experts, gathered at the third IMF-sponsored seminar of central banks' general counsels. Matters of both international and domestic concern are addressed. The contributors analyze topics covering developments in international financial institutions; the progress... more...

  • Bank Restructuring and Resolutionby David Hoelscher

    International Monetary Fund 2006; US$ 47.50

    Systemic financial crises have become a common, albeit infrequent, feature of the global financial landscape. Since 1980, nearly every country has been affected by serious financial distress or systemic financial crises. Resolution of such crises requires a complex mix of macroeconomic and financial sector policies. One important element in the mix... more...

  • Aspects of the International Banking Safety Netby G. Johnson

    International Monetary Fund 1983; US$ 2.50

    During the 1970s, international lending by banks came to play a dominant role in the flow of international finance. In the early 1980s, banks have continued to play a major role, but the recent evidence of strains in international banking has raised questions about the prospects for continuity of international intermediation by banks. more...

  • Islamic Bankingby Abbas Mirakhor

    International Monetary Fund 1987; US$ 3.75

    This study was prepared by Zubair Iqbal of the Middle Eastern Department and Abbas Mirakhor of the Research Department. To collect information and views for the study, the authors held discussions with the authorities and representatives of commercial banks in the Islamic Republic of Iran and in Pakistan. more...

  • The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Institutions, Performance, and Policy Issuesby Ruby Randall

    International Monetary Fund 2000; US$ 10.00

    The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is one of just a few regional central banks in the world and the only one where the member countries have pooled all their foreign reserves, the convertability of the common currency is fully self-supported, and the parity of the exchange rate has not changed. This occasional paper reviews recent developments, policy... more...

  • National Bank of Poland: The Road to Indirect Instrumentsby Piero Ugolini

    International Monetary Fund 1996; US$ 7.50

    Poland was the first centrally planned economy in Eastern Europe to leave the Soviet bloc and introduce systemic reforms in all sectors of the economy. The transformation of the National Bank from a monobank to an institution of a market-based system and the Polish financial sector into a market-oriented banking system was an important element of... more...

  • Spain: Converging with the European Communityby Gonzalo Pastor

    International Monetary Fund 1993; US$ 7.50

    Spain's participation in European integration has strengthened its policymaking credibility and created an enviroment conducive to sustainable economic growth. Over the last decade, Spain has seen improvements in inflation, output, employment, and its balance of payments, and it has substantially reformed its product, labor, and financial markets.... more...

  • Central Bank Reforms in the Baltics, Russia, and the Other Countries of the Former Soviet Unionby Malcolm Knight

    International Monetary Fund 1998; US$ 9.00

    Since 1991, the 15 countries under review - have to varying degrees, been pursuing reforms whose broad objectives have been to achieve market-based determination of interest rates and exchange rates, manage banking system liquidity through market operations with indirect instruments, and provide the institutional underpinnings for the design and implementation... more...

  • Germany's Three-Pillar Banking System: Cross-Country Perspectives in Europeby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2004; US$ 12.50

    German banks tend to be less profitable than their foreign counterparts. This paper estimates the likely effect of the phaseout of state guarantees for public sector banks, reviews the various ways in which public policy could contribute to their restructuring, and discusses the various arguments for and against public involvement in banking. more...

  • Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan African Countriesby Jean-Pierre Briffaut

    International Monetary Fund 1998; US$ 9.00

    This study takes stock of progress made so far in the financial sectors of sub-saharan African countries. It recommends further reforms and specific measures in the areas of supervision, development of monetary operations and financial markets, external sector liberalization, central bank autonomy and accountability, payments system, and central bank... more...