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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

Mexico

Mexico »

Source: Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Detailed Assessment on the Implementation of the IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

Volume/Issue: 2007/168

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451825763

Keywords: securities firms, securities market, securities regulation, new securities, risk management

The Detailed Assessment report on Mexico's implementation of the International Organization of Securities Commissions Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation is analyzed. The Mexican securities market is...

Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region »

Source: Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Volume/Issue: 2004/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451856071

Keywords: Multinational firms, MENA countries, fdi, investment risk, direct investment

This paper demonstrates that instability associated with investment risk is critical in explaining the level of foreign direct investment for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, which generally have...

Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands »

Source: Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands : Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation: Detailed Assessment of Observance on Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (BCP)

Volume/Issue: 2011/206

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462323395

Keywords: banking, banking supervision, risk management, internal audit, external auditor

The major reforms undertaken in the Netherlands with the adoption of the Twin Peaks regulatory structure have ensured that the recommendations from the Basel Core Principles assessment have been acted upon. The leg...

Spain

Spain »

Source: Spain : IAIS Insurance Core Principles: Detailed Assessment of Observance

Volume/Issue: 2012/139

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504262

Keywords: risk management, reinsurance, internal controls, life insurance, policyholders

This paper provides an update on the significant regulatory and supervisory development in the Spanish insurance sector since 2006. The Spanish authorities have taken steps to address a number of shortcomings ident...

Germany

Germany »

Source: Germany : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC)

Volume/Issue: 2011/170

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2011

ISBN: 9781455299744

Keywords: risk management, supervisory authorities, supervisory framework, market participants, banking supervision

This paper presents the report on observance of standards and codes (ROSC) for the financial sector prepared in connection with the financial sector assessment program (FSAP). The FSAP covers the Basel Core Princip...

Modeling Correlated Systemic Liquidity and Solvency Risks in a Financial Environment with Incomplete Information

Modeling Correlated Systemic Liquidity and Solvency Risks in a Financial Environment with Incomplete Information »

Source: Modeling Correlated Systemic Liquidity and Solvency Risks in a Financial Environment with Incomplete Information

Volume/Issue: 2011/263

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Liliana Schumacher , and Theodore Barnhill

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463924614

Keywords: Solvency risk, systemic liquidity, probability, banking, banking system, bank failures, probabilities, General Financial Markets: Other,

This paper proposes and demonstrates a methodology for modeling correlated systemic solvency and liquidity risks for a banking system. Using a forward looking simulation of many risk factors applied to detailed bal...

Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength

Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength »

Source: Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength

Volume/Issue: 2004/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. Erbas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451853896

Keywords: risk, Knightian uncertainty, vertical and horizontal integration, institutions, probability, probabilities, investors, investment decisions, expected value, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General

Institutional transparency makes future contingencies more easily predictable for investors. Greater transparency can be achieved through vertical and horizontal integration of policy rules, which may result in low...

The Design of Instruments for Government Finance in an Islamic Economy

The Design of Instruments for Government Finance in an Islamic Economy »

Source: The Design of Instruments for Government Finance in an Islamic Economy

Volume/Issue: 1998/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1998

ISBN: 9781451847482

Keywords: Islamic banking, Treasury bills, indirect monetary instruments, rate of return, stock market, risk premium, investors, rates of return

This paper presents perhaps the most viable approach for the design of an instrument of government finance (and monetary management) in an Islamic economy where conventional transactions based on an ex-ante promise...

Dealing with Increased Risk of Natural Disasters

Dealing with Increased Risk of Natural Disasters »

Source: Dealing with Increased Risk of Natural Disasters : Challenges and Options

Volume/Issue: 2003/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Keen , Paul Freeman , and Muthukumara Mani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451860030

Keywords: Natural Disasters, Climate Change, Urbanization, disaster, disasters, hurricane, disaster risk, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Economic Development: General, Natural Disaster,

Natural disaster risk is emerging as an increasingly important constraint on economic development and poverty reduction. This paper first sets out the key stylized facts in the area-that the costs of disaster have...

Islamic Financial Institutions and Products in the Global Financial System

Islamic Financial Institutions and Products in the Global Financial System »

Source: Islamic Financial Institutions and Products in the Global Financial System : Key Issues in Risk Management and Challenges Ahead

Volume/Issue: 2002/192

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451859775

Keywords: risk management. Islamic Financial Services Board, islamic banks, banking, mudaraba, islamic bank, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems, Islamic Financial Services Board,

The provision and use of financial services and products that conform to Islamic religious principles pose special challenges for the identification, measurement, monitoring, and control of underlying risks. Effect...