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What is Shadow Banking?

What is Shadow Banking? »

Source: What is Shadow Banking?

Volume/Issue: 2014/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stijn Claessens , and Lev Ratnovski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475597349

Keywords: Regulation, Policy, banking activities, securitization, Government Policy and Regulation,

There is much confusion about what shadow banking is. Some equate it with securitization, others with non-traditional bank activities, and yet others with non-bank lending. Regardless, most think of shadow banking...

Contingent Liabilities from Banks

Contingent Liabilities from Banks »

Source: Contingent Liabilities from Banks : How to Track Them?

Volume/Issue: 2015/255

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serkan Arslanalp , and Yin Liao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513568560

Keywords: bank, banks, banking, risk, Government Policy and Regulation, All Countries,

In this paper, we develop a methodology to assess potential losses to the government that could arise from bank failures. The approach is intended to be simple, parsimonious, and used in real time. It generates an...

Financial Market Implications of India's Pension Reform

Financial Market Implications of India's Pension Reform »

Source: Financial Market Implications of India's Pension Reform

Volume/Issue: 2007/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helene Poirson Ward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866490

Keywords: pension, bonds, pension funds, pension fund, pension reform, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

India's planned pension reform will set up a proper regulatory framework for the pension industry and open up the sector to private fund managers. Drawing on international experiences, the paper highlights pre-cond...

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...

Bank Ownership and the Effects of Financial Liberalization

Bank Ownership and the Effects of Financial Liberalization »

Source: Bank Ownership and the Effects of Financial Liberalization : Evidence from India

Volume/Issue: 2011/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Poonam Gupta , Kalpana Kochhar , and Sanjaya Panth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455218929

Keywords: banking reforms, financial liberalization, bank ownership, government securities, banking, investment in government securities, banking sector, state bank, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Do financial sector reforms necessarily result in expansion of credit to the private sector? How does bank ownership affect the availability of credit to the private sector? Empirical evidence is somewhat mixed on...

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisison Microfinance and Policy Implications

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisison Microfinance and Policy Implications »

Source: The Impact of the Global Financial Crisison Microfinance and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2011/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462313303

Keywords: global financial crisis, lending rate fundamentals, capital markets, international capital, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

The global financial crisis affected microfinance institutions (MFIs) as lending growth was constrained by scarcer borrowing opportunities, while the economic slowdown negatively impacted asset quality and profitab...

Competition in the Financial Sector

Competition in the Financial Sector »

Source: Competition in the Financial Sector : Overview of Competition Policies

Volume/Issue: 2009/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451871937

Keywords: competition policy, contestability, stability, degree of competition, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Market Structure, Firm Strategy, And Market Performance

As in other sectors, competition in finance matters for allocative, productive and dynamic efficiency. Theory suggests, however, that unfettered competition is not first best given the special features of finance....

Managing the Interest Rate Risk of Indian Banks' Government Securities Holdings

Managing the Interest Rate Risk of Indian Banks' Government Securities Holdings »

Source: Managing the Interest Rate Risk of Indian Banks' Government Securities Holdings

Volume/Issue: 2005/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451860979

Keywords: interest rate, duration, value-at-risk, capital adequacy, holdings of government securities, government securities holdings, capital adequacy ratio, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

The large holdings of government securities by banks in India draw attention to their risk as interest rates are at historical low levels. This paper measures such a risk using duration and value-at-risk methods an...

Disentangling India’s Investment Slowdown1

Disentangling India’s Investment Slowdown1 »

Source: Disentangling India's Investment Slowdown

Volume/Issue: 2014/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rahul Anand , and Volodymyr Tulin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2014

ISBN: 9781475531183

Keywords: Investments, Policy Uncertainty, inflation, real interest rate, real interest rates, monetary policy, monetary fund, General, Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper documents the recent slowdown in investment in India and explores its underlying causes. The sharp investment deceleration has sparked an intense debate about the role of interest rates, as well as busin...

Central Counterparties

Central Counterparties »

Source: Central Counterparties : Addressing their Too Important to Fail Nature

Volume/Issue: 2015/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Froukelien Wendt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2015

ISBN: 9781475572933

Keywords: central counterparties, interdependencies, too important to fail, recovery and resolution, risk waterfall, markets, market, default, liquidity, Government Policy and Regulation

Central counterparties (CCPs) can offer significant benefits to a market. However, CCPs are also highly interconnected with financial institutions and markets and therefore too important to fail. The increased volu...