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Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

Eddie George has presented a fine survey on the question of whether banks remain special and his paper makes many good points, virtually all of which I support. As a consequence, these comments will be more...

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Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

In discussing how to keep the banking system sound, Lindgren focuses on four basic areas: bank governance, market discipline, official oversight, and macroeconomic stability. The first three elements are muc...

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Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

The paper by David Folkerts-Landau and Peter Garber surveys extremely well how derivatives can affect macroeconomic stability. The miscalculation of risks by market participants, possibly motivated by a desi...

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Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz’s paper provides a comprehensive review of changes that have taken place in Poland, so I will attempt to complement her remarks by bringing in some of the broader issues affecting the...

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Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

Governor Djiwandono’s presentation demonstrates the very considerable progress that Indonesia has made over the past fifteen years to develop a competitive banking system. Key steps include the abolition of...

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Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

New Zealand is a model of economic liberalization. As David Henderson, former head of the OECD’s Economics and Statistics Department recently noted, “… no other OECD country has such a portfolio of liberaliz...

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Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

Wolfgang Artopoeus’s presentation underlines the growing dilemma facing the supervisors of national banking systems in the context of increasing globalization of the banking sector. As he rightly stresses, t...

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Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

Banking crises—and therefore banking system soundness and supervision of banks—have become the “issue du jour”—to use an expression that the First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, Stanley Fischer, used i...

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Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

This paper by Stefan Ingves and Goran Lind makes a detailed presentation of how the Swedish authorities dealt with the banking crisis in the early 1990s and provides an excellent account of the issues involv...

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Source: Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

It is a pleasure to address this group of seasoned bankers and eminent scholars in the field of soundness in the banking industry. My comments are based on experience witnessing the sickness, eventual death,...