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- International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 14.50
This book includes 21 case studies of technical assistance provided by the IMF's former Monetary and Financial Systems Department during 2003-06. These studies cover issues related to monetary policy and operations, financial markets, payment systems, and financial regulation and supervision, with an emphasis on both the substance of the issues and... more...
Non-G-10 Countries and the Basle Capital Rules - How Tough a Challenge is it to Join the Basle Club?International Monetary Fund 1995; US$ 5.00
The 1988 Basle Capital Accord has introduced the norm of a risk-based capital ratio of 8 percent. It was negotiated among the G-10 countries to strengthen their international banks? capital base while simultaneously levelling the playing field for competition. Since 1988, a large number of non-G-10 countries, although not members of the ?Basle Club,?... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...