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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

Julio Escolano’s paper, “Tax Treatment of Loan Losses of Banks,” provides a comprehensive discussion of the issues by adopting an international comparative perspective. In the following comments, I have atte...

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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 is an insightful paper that provides a comprehensive assessment of the problems facing Japan’s financial system: its root causes, the remedial actions taken, and the scale of the problem. In his charact...

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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

Because of Miguel Mancera’s brief time, my remarks will focus on specific points in his paper. Mancera notes that even before December 1994 the financial system was in difficulty because of poor management d...

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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

Akira Nagashima (Chapter 9) and Miguel Mancera Aguayo (Chapter 10) have presented lucid explanations of the banking problems in their respective countries. Bijan Aghevli and Brian Stuart (see Aghevli in Chap...

21 Depositor Protection and Banking Soundness

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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 most countries, banks are the most important financial institutions for intermediating between savers and borrowers, executing monetary policy, and providing payment services. At the same time, the config...

13 Derivative Markets and Financial System Soundness

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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

Recent financial and exchange rate crises have highlighted the potential for derivative products to have macroeconomic consequences and to obscure the meaning of capital account categories in balance of paym...

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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

Mr. Khandruyev inquired about the future of specialized banks, as opposed to universal banks. Mr. George said that their future would be decided by the marketplace. The implication for bank regu...

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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

Mr. Kovacs suggested that the problems occurring in the wake of the recent changes in the U.S. dollar/yen rate showed that derivatives could create problems even if the fundamentals were good. M...

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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

Mrs. Gronkiewicz-Waltz commented that, for the purposes of their sale, banks in Poland were valued according to their distinctive characteristics. The main component of the privatization policy...

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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

Mr. Škreb asked about the number of banks in New Zealand, noting that this was relevant to the cost of being informed about the health of the banking sector. He also noted that in order to be ef...