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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...

Short- and long-term effects of accidental oil pollution in waters of the Nordic countries

Short- and long-term effects of accidental oil pollution in waters of the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316705

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental Impact Assessments, Accidental Oil Spills in Nordic Areas, Risk for Major Accidents, Senistivity Atlases, Nordic Seas Have Specific Habitats, Different Sensitivities to Oil Spills

The main objective of the present report is to support Nordic Countries with environmental impact assessments of accidental oil spills in Nordic areas, in the work to control and reduce the cause of these effects....

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...

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...

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates »

Source: United Arab Emirates : Dubai International Financial Centre: Financial Sector Assessment Program: Detailed Assessment of Observance of IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

Volume/Issue: 2007/365

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2007

ISBN: 9781451801200

Keywords: law, regulatory law, securities regulation, risk management, enforcement powers

This Detailed Assessment of the Observance of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation for the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) disc...

Canada

Canada »

Source: Canada : Financial System Stability Assessment-Update

Volume/Issue: 2008/59

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451956856

Keywords: credit, market participants, registration, settlement systems, risk management

The Canadian financial sector is among the world's most highly developed. The five large banking groups that form the core of the system are conservatively managed and highly profitable. The stress tests suggest th...

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...