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10 Financial Integration and Stability

10 Financial Integration and Stability »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

The integration of financial markets in the European Union poses evolving risks to financial stability and challenges to existing financial stability arrangements. Chapter 2 points out that financial integra...

5 Equity Market Integration

5 Equity Market Integration »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter reviews the progress made in integrating Europe’s equity markets. As noted in Chapter 3, it is more difficult to discern trends in the integration of equity markets than in other markets, in par...

4 Comparing Europe and the United States

4 Comparing Europe and the United States »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter analyzes differences in efficiency and competition between EU and U.S. banks and puts these differences in the context of historical developments and market structures. 1...

1 Toward a Single Financial Market

1 Toward a Single Financial Market »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

Europe has made considerable progress in integrating its financial markets. 1 In the 1957 Treaty of Rome, the founding fathers of the European Union (EU) set out to create a commo...

I The Economic Climate of 1957–58

I The Economic Climate of 1957–58 »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1958

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1958

ISBN: 9781616351700

Keywords: gold, balance of payments, discount rate, monetary fund, money supply

AT THE beginning of 1957, the world economy was still dominated by boom conditions generated by an intense world-wide wave of private and public investment which was reflected in a large demand for capital....

3 Current State of Play

3 Current State of Play »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter reviews the current state of financial integration in the European Union, with a particular focus on the interplay among integration policies, the architecture of financial markets, and actual p...

2 Key Concepts, Benefits, and Risks

2 Key Concepts, Benefits, and Risks »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter provides a bird’s-eye view of financial integration from a conceptual standpoint and also outlines its potential risks and benefits. At a very broad level, the integration of financial markets i...

7 Internationally Active Large Banking Groups

7 Internationally Active Large Banking Groups »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter 1 focuses on the international diversification of and associated risks for the 12 most internationally active large banking groups (ILBGs) in the European Union. The...

9 Assessing Current Prudential Arrangements

9 Assessing Current Prudential Arrangements »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter analyzes regulatory and supervisory frameworks in the European Union, building on assessments carried out under the IMF-World Bank Financial Sector Assessment Program(FSAP). 1...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

By and large, EU financial integration has been a success story. Still, the reform agenda is far from finished. What are the remaining challenges? What are the gains of closer financial market integration? This IMF...