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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.

The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor
			: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor

The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor : The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475573091.017

ISBN: 9781475573091

Keywords: monetary fund, emerging markets, confidentiality, risk assessments, policy frameworks

The IMF carries out its mandate to foster macroeconomic stability and thereby facilitate prosperity by promoting the adoption of sound policies and international cooperation. Ultimately, the means to achieve these...

Preserving Financial Stability

Preserving Financial Stability »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063563.051

ISBN: 9781589063563

Keywords: Financial risk, Financial stability, financial stability, financial system, financial institutions, financial markets, financial services

Spurred by advances in information and computer technologies, financial liberalization and innovation took off inthe late 1970s. Although the changes in financial markets have been beneficial overall, our understan...

United States

United States »

Source: United States : Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation: Detailed Assessment of Observance of Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2010/121

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455206612

Keywords: banking, holding company, risk management, market risk, credit risk

This paper presents Detailed Assessment of the United States's observance of Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision. The U.S. financial system is large and highly diversified. At the end-2007, tot...

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...

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...

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...

Annex 1: Evidence from the Triennial Surveillance Reviews and Other IMF Studies

Annex 1: Evidence from the Triennial Surveillance Reviews and Other IMF Studies »

Source: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor : The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475573091

Keywords: monetary fund, emerging markets, confidentiality, risk assessments, policy frameworks

2008 Triennial Surveillance Review In a survey of authorities in which they were asked how well surveillance had contributed to their understanding of various policy areas, fewer tha...

Annex 2: Interviews of Country Authorities

Annex 2: Interviews of Country Authorities »

Source: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor : The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475573091

Keywords: monetary fund, emerging markets, confidentiality, risk assessments, policy frameworks

For the purposes of this evaluation, the IEO team interviewed the authorities of 54 countries and 3 regional organizations, for a total of 382 interviews. Interviews were held during country visits, at the I...

Annex 3: Summary of IEO Survey Response Rates

Annex 3: Summary of IEO Survey Response Rates »

Source: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor : The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475573091

Keywords: monetary fund, emerging markets, confidentiality, risk assessments, policy frameworks

The IEO sought the views of three separate sets of stakeholders with regard to the role of the Fund as a trusted advisor. The surveys were addressed to country authorities (the Governors of Central Banks and...