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Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries

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Source: Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries : The Role of Regulatory, Institutional, and Macroeconomic Factors

Volume/Issue: 2012/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503937

Keywords: Net Interest Margins, Low Income Countries, Emerging Economies, market concentration, banking, net interest margin, competition, bank entry

We analyze factors driving persistently higher financial intermediation costs in low-income countries (LICs) relative to emerging market (EMs) country comparators. Using the net interest margin as a proxy for finan...

Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries
			: The Role of Regulatory, Institutional, and Macroeconomic Factors

Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries : The Role of Regulatory, Institutional, and Macroeconomic Factors »

Volume/Issue: 2012/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475503937.001

ISBN: 9781475503937

Keywords: Net Interest Margins, Low Income Countries, Emerging Economies, market concentration, banking, net interest margin, competition, bank entry

We analyze factors driving persistently higher financial intermediation costs in low-income countries (LICs) relative to emerging market (EMs) country comparators. Using the net interest margin as a proxy for finan...

3 Transaction Costs in the Palestinian Economy: A Microeconomic Perspective

3 Transaction Costs in the Palestinian Economy: A Microeconomic Perspective »

Source: The West Bank and Gaza : Economic Performance, Prospects, and Policies: Achieving Prosperity and Confronting Demographic Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060357

Keywords: employment, tfp, exchange rate, trucks, expenditure

A longstanding concern of Palestinian business people is the high level of transaction costs involved in conducting trade in the West Bank and Gaza, which for the most part are the product of a rather unique...

12 An Operational Framework for Addressing the Public Costs of Systemic Bank Restructuring

12 An Operational Framework for Addressing the Public Costs of Systemic Bank Restructuring »

Source: Building Strong Banks Through Surveillance and Resolution

Series: Books

Author(s): Charles Enoch , Dewitt Marston , and Michael Taylor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589060432

Keywords: banking, loans, restructuring, debt, asset management

Systemic bank restructuring entails high costs, which are borne largely by governments and funded through the issuance of vast quantities of public debt. Cross-count...

Capital Controls
			: Country Experiences with Their Use and Liberalization

Capital Controls : Country Experiences with Their Use and Liberalization »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Akira Ariyoshi , Andrei Kirilenko , Inci Ötker , Bernard Laurens , Jorge Canales Kriljenko , and Karl Habermeier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758743.084

ISBN: 9781557758743

Keywords: capital inflows, exchange rate, capital controls, capital flows, foreign exchange

This paper examines country experiences with the use and liberalization of capital controls to develop a deeper understanding of the role of capital controls in coping with volatile capital flows, as well as the is...

Banking Crises and Bank Resolution

Banking Crises and Bank Resolution »

Source: Banking Crises and Bank Resolution : Experiences in Some Transition Economies

Volume/Issue: 2002/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451847710

Keywords: transition, banking crises, bank resolution, banking, banking sector, banking crisis, banking system, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions: Financial Economics,

Like most transition economies, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Mongolia suffered severe banking crises, which had to be resolved before growth could resume. The macroeconomic and institutional failings that led to these...

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...

Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry

Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry »

Source: Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry

Volume/Issue: 1998/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451951547

Keywords: Loan Market, Barriers to Entry, Spatial Competition, competition, banking, banking industry, barrier to entry, mergers

The paper analyzes the effects of informational asymmetries on the market structure of the banking industry in a multi-period model of spatial competition. All lenders face uncertainty with regard to borrowers&#x20...

Bank Insolvency and Stabilization in Eastern Europe

Bank Insolvency and Stabilization in Eastern Europe »

Source: Bank Insolvency and Stabilization in Eastern Europe

Volume/Issue: 1992/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1992

ISBN: 9781451927146

Keywords: banking, inflation, banking system, bank insolvency, banking sector

The profound structural reform underway in Eastern Europe has revealed the weakness of the banking sector there; macroeconomic stability and other reforms are thereby threatened. After an overview of recent develop...

Austria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Austria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Austria : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2000/124

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2000

ISBN: 9781451802320

Keywords: interest, savings banks, banking sector, financial system, balance sheet

The study describes key features of the Austrian financial system, analyzes current trends in Austrian banking, and discusses appropriate regulatory responses to the changing financial environment. In this paper, t...