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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...

Institutional Quality and International Trade

Institutional Quality and International Trade »

Source: Institutional Quality and International Trade

Volume/Issue: 2004/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrei Levchenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451875560

Keywords: institutions, incomplete contracts, institutional quality, factor endowments, factor price, trade opening, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Trade and Labor Market Interactions,

The quality of institutions-meaning the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, shareholder protection, and the like-has received a great deal of attention in recent years. The purposes of this paper are...

Chapter 12 Sequencing Financial Sector Reforms

Chapter 12 Sequencing Financial Sector Reforms »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

The development of a financial sector necessarily involves a wide range of policy actions, and structural and institutional reforms. Those actions and reforms cover the design of instruments and operational...

Chapter 2 Indicators of Financial Structure, Development, and Soundness

Chapter 2 Indicators of Financial Structure, Development, and Soundness »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

This chapter presents an overview of quantitative indicators of financial structure, development, and soundness. It provides guidance on key system-wide and sectoral indicators, including definitions, measur...

Chapter 10 Assessing Information and Governance Infrastructure

Chapter 10 Assessing Information and Governance Infrastructure »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

Information and governance infrastructure for finance provides the foundation for financial development and effective market discipline, and it helps to reinforce official supervision. It refers (a) to the l...

Chapter 3 Assessing Financial Stability

Chapter 3 Assessing Financial Stability »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

Financial system stability in a broad sense means both the avoidance of financial institutions failing in large numbers and the avoidance of serious disruptions to the intermediation functions of the financi...

XIV Banking System Restructuring

XIV Banking System Restructuring »

Source: Legal Aspects of Regulatory Treatment of Banks in Distress

Series: Books

Author(s): T. Asser

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2001

ISBN: 9781557759726

Keywords: law, bank regulator, banking law, banking system

1. Overview Once a systemic banking crisis 412 occurs, the monetary authorities must act quickly and decisively to contain the crisis and its effect...

I General Policy Considerations

I General Policy Considerations »

Source: Legal Aspects of Regulatory Treatment of Banks in Distress

Series: Books

Author(s): T. Asser

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2001

ISBN: 9781557759726

Keywords: law, bank regulator, banking law, banking system

1. Special Treatment of Banks Unlike most nonfinancial corporations, in a market-based economy, banks are subject to a special regime of licensing, regulation, and supervision (herei...

III Regulatory Intervention: Common Issues

III Regulatory Intervention: Common Issues »

Source: Legal Aspects of Regulatory Treatment of Banks in Distress

Series: Books

Author(s): T. Asser

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2001

ISBN: 9781557759726

Keywords: law, bank regulator, banking law, banking system

1. Categories and Objectives of Regulatory Intervention Regulatory intervention includes all action taken by the bank regulator with respect to a bank in response to continuing viola...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Financial Sector Assessment : A Handbook

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2005

ISBN: 9780821364321

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, credit, microfinance

The Handbook presents an overall analytical framework for assessing financial system stability and developmental needs, providing broad guidance on approaches, methodologies, and techniques of assessing financial s...