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Balance Sheet Vulnerabilities of Mauritius During a Decade of Shocks

Balance Sheet Vulnerabilities of Mauritius During a Decade of Shocks »

Volume/Issue: 2010/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Rainer Koehler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455201310.001

ISBN: 9781455201310

Keywords: Balance Sheet Analysis, shocks, crisis, domestic currency, central bank, currency mismatch, financial sector, financial derivatives, Financial Economics: General, Public Economics: General,

After reviewing the economic reform strategy of Mauritius for the past 10 years in the face of several external shocks, we apply a balance sheet analysis (BSA) focusing on currency, maturity, and intersectoral mism...

A Framework for Developing Secondary Markets for Government Securities

A Framework for Developing Secondary Markets for Government Securities »

Volume/Issue: 2008/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsófia Árvai , and Geoffrey Heenan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870329.001

ISBN: 9781451870329

Keywords: market development, central bank, securities market, government securities market,

This paper consolidates previous work on the development of secondary markets for government securities, and focuses on the sequencing of measures necessary for their development. Six main lessons are identified: (...

Central Bank Independence and Transparency
			: Evolution and Effectiveness

Central Bank Independence and Transparency : Evolution and Effectiveness »

Volume/Issue: 2008/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Crowe , and Ellen Meade

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869798.001

ISBN: 9781451869798

Keywords: inflation, central bank, inflation targeting, monetary fund

This paper examines the current level of central bank independence (CBI) and transparency in a broad sample of countries using newly constructed measures, and looks at the evolution in both measures from an earlier...

Challenges to Monetary Policy from Financial Globalization
			: The Case of India

Challenges to Monetary Policy from Financial Globalization : The Case of India »

Volume/Issue: 2008/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ananthakrishnan Prasad , Charles Kramer , and Helene Poirson Ward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869903.001

ISBN: 9781451869903

Keywords: financial globalization, monetary policy framework, central bank, monetary conditions,

The question of how India should adapt monetary policy to ongoing financial globalization has gained prominence with the recent surge in capital inflows. This paper documents the degree to which India has become fi...

The Use and Abuse of Taylor Rules
			: How Precisely Can We Estimate Them?

The Use and Abuse of Taylor Rules : How Precisely Can We Estimate Them? »

Volume/Issue: 2005/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Tchaidze , and Alina Carare

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861679.001

ISBN: 9781451861679

Keywords: central bank, Taylor rules, inflation, monetary policy rules, monetary economics,

This paper draws attention to inconsistencies in estimating simple monetary policy rules and their implications for policy advice. We simulate a macroeconomic model with a backward reaction function similar to Tayl...

Primary Dealers in Government Securities

Primary Dealers in Government Securities »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Marco Arnone , and Piero Ugolini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063792.058

ISBN: 9781589063792

Keywords: Securities regulations, government securities, central bank, securities market, government securities market, open market operations

In the past 10 years a growing number of countries have established or began establishing a primary dealer system. This paper discusses the role of primary dealers, as well as theoretical, operational, and technica...

Monetary Policy and Corporate Behavior in India

Monetary Policy and Corporate Behavior in India »

Volume/Issue: 2005/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860443.001

ISBN: 9781451860443

Keywords: ownership, bank debt, central bank, bank borrowings, bank borrowing,

The paper examines the association and corporate behavior for a sample of manufacturing firms in India for the post-reform period 1992-2003. The findings suggest that a contractionary monetary policy lowers overall...

Primary Dealers in Government Securities
			: Policy Issues and Selected Countries Experience

Primary Dealers in Government Securities : Policy Issues and Selected Countries Experience »

Volume/Issue: 2003/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Iden , and Marco Arnone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846492.001

ISBN: 9781451846492

Keywords: Primary dealers, government securities, central bank, securities market, government securities market, open market operations, Financial Institutions and Services,

In many countries, authorities have designated a group of financial firms as the principal intermediaries in the government securities market-referred to as "primary dealers" or a "primary dealer system." This pape...