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Republic of Mozambique

Republic of Mozambique »

Source: Republic of Mozambique : Financial System Stability Assessment Including Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Banking Supervision, Payment Systems, and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Volume/Issue: 2004/52

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451827170

Keywords: banking, foreign exchange, banking system, payment system, banking supervision

The Mozambican financial system has made remarkable progress from mono-banking to a full blown, market-based, financial system. Although Mozambican banks are generally profitable and well capitalized, they are expo...

Senegal

Senegal »

Source: Senegal : Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency; and Securities Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2001/189

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451833942

Keywords: banking, banking system, market intermediaries, payment system, interbank market

Senegal's financial sector is dominated by 10 commercial banks, which account for more than 85 percent of total financial sector assets. The banking system in the country has gradually regained health and is genera...

Bangladesh

Bangladesh »

Source: Bangladesh : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Volume/Issue: 2012/94

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475503074

Keywords: foreign exchange, banking, external debt, banking system, debt management

The government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh has requested a three-year Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement with access of 120 percent of quota in support of their reform program. It aims to restore...

Switzerland

Switzerland »

Source: Switzerland : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Detailed Assessment of Observance of Financial Sector Standards and Codes

Volume/Issue: 2009/243

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451807431

Keywords: banking, internal audit, money laundering, external auditor, banking supervision

This paper discusses key findings of the detailed assessment of observance of financial sector standards and codes in Switzerland. Switzerland has a relatively unique banking sector, with a high market concentratio...

3 Defining, Measuring, and Predicting Soundness

3 Defining, Measuring, and Predicting Soundness »

Source: Bank Soundness and Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Author(s): Matthew Saal , Carl-Johan Lindgren , and G. Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 1996

ISBN: 9781557755995

Keywords: banking, loans, banking system, interest, banking sector

Bank soundness is a concept commonly used to denote, for example, an ability to withstand adverse events. Nevertheless, its usage is typically imprecise and gives rise to questions...

4 Macroeconomic Causes of Bank Unsoundness

4 Macroeconomic Causes of Bank Unsoundness »

Source: Bank Soundness and Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Author(s): Matthew Saal , Carl-Johan Lindgren , and G. Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 1996

ISBN: 9781557755995

Keywords: banking, loans, banking system, interest, banking sector

The linkage between macroeconomic policy and microeconomic structures and policies runs in both directions: microeconomic structures affect macroeconomic performance, and macroecono...

Offshore Banking

Offshore Banking »

Source: Offshore Banking : An Analysis of Micro- and Macro-Prudential Issues

Volume/Issue: 1999/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luca Errico , and Alberto Musalem Borrero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451842166

Keywords: Offshore Banking, Cross-Border Capital Flows, Banking Problems, Financial Crises, Prudential Regulations, Banking Supervision, banking, offshore banks, consolidated supervision, supervisory authorities

The paper takes a closer look at offshore banking—a pervasive practice that has played a role in recent crises. Offshore banking is an increasingly attractive alternative to the sometimes heavily regulated f...

A Statistical Analysis of Banking Performance in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union in the 1990s

A Statistical Analysis of Banking Performance in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union in the 1990s »

Source: A Statistical Analysis of Banking Performance in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union in the 1990s

Volume/Issue: 2001/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): V. Juan-Ramon , Ruby Randall , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451852820

Keywords: Bank Structure, Competition, Performance, banking, bank size, foreign banks, banking system, foreign bank

Private foreign banks dominate the banking system although their market share declined in the 1990s while that of private indigenous banks increased. The banking system was not concentrated either within or across...

Indonesia

Indonesia »

Source: Indonesia : Recent Economic Developments

Volume/Issue: 1995/83

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 1995

ISBN: 9781451818185

Keywords: bank indonesia, banking, foreign exchange, domestic demand, balance of payments

This paper reviews economic developments in Indonesia during the 1990s. The adjustment effort during 1991/92-1992/93 was marked by a tightening of monetary policy, and measures were also taken to curb new external...

Guernsey-Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom

Guernsey-Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom »

Source: Guernsey-Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom : Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector Volume II-Detailed Assessment of Observance of Standards and Codes

Volume/Issue: 2003/365

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451814224

Keywords: law, money laundering, law enforcement, insurance business, banking supervision

The completion of the detailed assessment serves several purposes. First, it benchmarks the current state of banking supervision, recognizing that there have been extensive changes in the last years. Second, it sug...