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Bhutan - Assessment Letter for the World Bank

Bhutan - Assessment Letter for the World Bank »

Volume/Issue: 2010/057

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498336888.007

ISBN: 9781498336888

Keywords: Assessment letters, Banking sector, Budget deficits, Economic growth, Excess liquidity, Liquidity management, Monetary policy, World Bank, Financial crises, Economic stabilization

Bhutan's growth was resilient to the financial crisis and the outlook remains positive. Containing fiscal expansion and enhancing liquidity management are necessary to avoid economic overheating. Strengthening bank...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455218929.001

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...

Capital Flows, Financial Intermediation and Macroprudential Policies

Capital Flows, Financial Intermediation and Macroprudential Policies »

Volume/Issue: 2014/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matteo Ghilardi , and Shanaka Peiris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498365659.001

ISBN: 9781498365659

Keywords: Financial Frictions, capital inflows, banking, bank capital, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

This paper develops an open-economy DSGE model with an optimizing banking sector to assess the role of capital flows, macro-financial linkages, and macroprudential policies in emerging Asia. The key result is that...

Contingent Liabilities from Banks
			: How to Track Them?

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513568560.001

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...

Interest Rate Volatility and Risk in Indian Banking

Interest Rate Volatility and Risk in Indian Banking »

Volume/Issue: 2004/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843569.001

ISBN: 9781451843569

Keywords: Interest volatility, risk, Indian banks, interest rate risk, cash flows, equity capital, bonds, banking, Financial Institutions and Services, General Financial Markets,

The easing of controls on interest rates has led to higher interest rate volatility in India. Hence, there is a need to measure and monitor the interest rate exposure of Indian banks. Using publicly available infor...

Should Banks Be Narrowed?

Should Banks Be Narrowed? »

Volume/Issue: 2001/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Biaggio Bossone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857672.001

ISBN: 9781451857672

Keywords: narrow banking, nonbanks, banking, deposit insurance, bank deposits, financial stability, General Financial Markets, Financial Institutions And Services,

Over the past seventy years, the proposal to narrow the scope of banks has occurred more and more frequently in financial debates and research. Narrow banking would prevent deposit-issuing banks from lending to the...

Taxation and Corporate Debt
			: Are Banks any Different?

Taxation and Corporate Debt : Are Banks any Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2013/221

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jost Heckemeyer , and Ruud A. Mooij

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484330340.001

ISBN: 9781484330340

Keywords: Corporate tax, debt bias, leverage, non-financial firms, quantile regressions, bank size, capital structure, banking, tax sensitivity, tax elasticity

This paper explores whether corporate tax bias toward debt finance differs between banks and nonbanks, using a large panel of micro data. On average, it finds that there is no significant difference. The marginal t...

What is Shadow Banking?

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475597349.001

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...

Information Rigidity in Growth Forecasts
			: Some Cross-Country Evidence

Information Rigidity in Growth Forecasts : Some Cross-Country Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2011/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , Prakash Loungani , and Herman Stekler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455263424.001

ISBN: 9781455263424

Keywords: Information rigidity, forecasts, crises, banking crises, recession, impulse responses, number of observations, forecast errors, Forecasting and Other Model Applications, Prices

We document information rigidity in forecasts for real GDP growth in 46 countries over the past two decades. We investigate: (i) if rigidities are lower around turning points in the economy, such as in times of rec...