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Italy-Assessing Competition and Efficiency in the Banking System

Italy-Assessing Competition and Efficiency in the Banking System »

Source: Italy-Assessing Competition and Efficiency in the Banking System

Volume/Issue: 2007/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865905

Keywords: efficiency, merger, banking sector, mergers,

The paper assesses the degree of banking competition and efficiency in Italy?over time as well as compared to that in other countries, such as France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

The member states of the European Community (EC) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) have a special relationship based on geographic proximity, a shared history, common values and—as many see it—a...

X Tax Harmonization

X Tax Harmonization »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

With the implementation of free mobility of commodities and factor inputs, the EC Commission has stressed the need for tax harmonization. The Commission has given top priority to harmonizing indirect taxes,...

V Trade in Goods

V Trade in Goods »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

Most of the trade in goods between the EC and EFTA is in industrial products, which account for more than 90 percent of EFTA exports. Although fish products account for only a small percentage of total EFTA...

VIII Financial Services and Capital Movements

VIII Financial Services and Capital Movements »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

The Community’s efforts to create a European financial area 59 are two-pronged: the removal of all barriers that inhibit cross-border trade in financial services and the establish...

IX European Monetary Unification and the EFTA

IX European Monetary Unification and the EFTA »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

Although the establishment of an economic and monetary union (EMU) is not part of the internal market program, its completion is sometimes seen as a precondition for the program’s success because of the far-...

II Background

II Background »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

Origins of the EC and EFTA The issue of economic and political integration has been on the Western European agenda since the end of World War II (Siegler, 1961). The first step towar...

2 Australia’s Long-Term Economic Performance

2 Australia’s Long-Term Economic Performance »

Source: Australia : Benefiting from Economic Reforms

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 1998

ISBN: 9781557757326

Keywords: inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, employment, current account deficit

For much of the postwar era, Australia’s economic performance has been relatively disappointing. From the 1960s through the 1980s, per capita growth rates were significantly lower than those of other industr...

7 Product Market Reform

7 Product Market Reform »

Source: Australia : Benefiting from Economic Reforms

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 1998

ISBN: 9781557757326

Keywords: inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, employment, current account deficit

One of the most important reasons for Australia’s relatively poor productivity performance in the 1970s and 1980s discussed in Chapter 2 was the historical lack of openness of the economy, owing to high impo...

5 Inflation and Monetary Policy Reform

5 Inflation and Monetary Policy Reform »

Source: Australia : Benefiting from Economic Reforms

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 1998

ISBN: 9781557757326

Keywords: inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, employment, current account deficit

A key feature of Australia’s economic performance in the 1970s and for most of the 1980s was relatively high inflation. In the 1970s, inflation rose more sharply than in other OECD countries and, in the 1980...