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Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Integrating Europe's Financial Markets »

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066236.071

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

By and large, EU financial integration has been a success story. Still, the reform agenda is far from finished. What are the remaining challenges? What are the gains of closer financial market integration? This IMF...

Safeguarding Financial Stability
			: Theory and Practice

Safeguarding Financial Stability : Theory and Practice »

Series: Books

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064409.071

ISBN: 9781589064409

Keywords: credit, financial system, otc, financial institutions

How is finance related to economic processes, and why should it be viewed as a public good requiring policy action? This book provides an answer. The book develops a practical framework for safeguarding financial s...

Sequencing Financial Sector Reforms

Sequencing Financial Sector Reforms »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757791.071

ISBN: 9781557757791

Keywords: financial sector, banking, central bank, foreign exchange, financial institutions

Financial sector liberalization can spur economic growth and development, but reforms to liberalize the financial sector can also entail risks if they are not properly designed and implemented. One of the central q...

Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757128.071

ISBN: 9781557757128

Keywords: labor market, employment, labor force, financial institutions, financial systems

This volume comprises two separate papers on key structural aspects of the reform process in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. The first paper addresses issues related to financial intermediation and reform i...

1 Toward a Single Financial Market

1 Toward a Single Financial Market »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

Europe has made considerable progress in integrating its financial markets. 1 In the 1957 Treaty of Rome, the founding fathers of the European Union (EU) set out to create a commo...

2 Key Concepts, Benefits, and Risks

2 Key Concepts, Benefits, and Risks »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter provides a bird’s-eye view of financial integration from a conceptual standpoint and also outlines its potential risks and benefits. At a very broad level, the integration of financial markets i...

3 Current State of Play

3 Current State of Play »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter reviews the current state of financial integration in the European Union, with a particular focus on the interplay among integration policies, the architecture of financial markets, and actual p...

4 Comparing Europe and the United States

4 Comparing Europe and the United States »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter analyzes differences in efficiency and competition between EU and U.S. banks and puts these differences in the context of historical developments and market structures. 1...

5 Equity Market Integration

5 Equity Market Integration »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter reviews the progress made in integrating Europe’s equity markets. As noted in Chapter 3, it is more difficult to discern trends in the integration of equity markets than in other markets, in par...

6 Risk Profiles of Financial Institutions

6 Risk Profiles of Financial Institutions »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter 1 explores the impact of financial integration on system-wide risk profiles of publicly traded European financial institutions. The chapter provides an overview of in...