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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Preserving Financial Stability

Preserving Financial Stability »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063563.051

ISBN: 9781589063563

Keywords: Financial risk, Financial stability, financial stability, financial system, financial institutions, financial markets, financial services

Spurred by advances in information and computer technologies, financial liberalization and innovation took off inthe late 1970s. Although the changes in financial markets have been beneficial overall, our understan...

Governance of the IMF
			: Evaluation Update

Governance of the IMF : Evaluation Update »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484373439.017

ISBN: 9781484373439

Keywords: Risk management, Development, Financial crises, Stocks, International monetary system, IMF, IEO, governance, representation, effectiveness

In 2008, the IEO undertook an evaluation on the IMF governance and concluded that effectiveness had been the strongest aspect of IMF governance, while accountability and voice had been the weakest. Since then, IMF...

Preserving Financial Stability

Preserving Financial Stability »

Source: Preserving Financial Stability

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589063563

Keywords: Financial risk, Financial stability, financial stability, financial system, financial institutions, financial markets, financial services

Compared with the analysis of monetary and macroeconomic stability, the analysis of financial stability is still in its infancy. As anyone who has tried to define financial stabilit...

Assessing Country Risk

Assessing Country Risk »

Source: Assessing Country Risk : Selected Approaches

Volume/Issue: 2017/8

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Ashvin Ahuja , Kevin Wiseman , and Murtaza Syed

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484302569

Keywords: Fiscal sector, Real sector, External sector, Financial soundness indicators, Financial crises, TNM, sudden stop, emerge market, vulnerability, risk assessment

Assessing country risk is a core component of surveillance at the IMF. It is conducted through a comprehensive architecture, covering both bilateral and multilateral dimensions. This note describes some of the appr...

The People's Republic of China

The People's Republic of China »

Source: The People's Republic of China : Financial Sector Assessment Program; Systemic Oversight of Financial Market Infrastructures - Technical Note

Volume/Issue: 2018/192

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484363805

Keywords: Financial Sector Assessment Program, Financial markets, Systemic risk, Financial sector oversight, Financial stability, Payment systems, Clearing and settlement systems, Market infrastructure

This Technical Note analyzes financial stability issues related to financial market infrastructures (FMIs) in China. Since the previous Financial Sector Assessment Program, the supervision and oversight of FMIs has...

Risk Sharing and Financial Contagion in Asia

Risk Sharing and Financial Contagion in Asia »

Source: Risk Sharing and Financial Contagion in Asia : An Asset Price Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2011/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Phurichai Rungcharoenkitkul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463922634

Keywords: risk sharing, contagion, affine term structure model, financial contagion, stochastic discount, bond, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper assesses financial integration in Asia in terms of risk-sharing benefit versus financial-contagion cost. We construct a new measure of risk sharing based on a term structure model, which allows identific...

Financial Integration in Asia

Financial Integration in Asia »

Source: Financial Integration in Asia : Estimating the Risk-Sharing Gains for Australia and Other Nations

Volume/Issue: 2006/267

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865271

Keywords: Risk-sharing, international diversification, financial integration, foreign assets, recession, international economic order, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

Holding foreign assets reduces the volatility of a country's income by allowing countries to share risk. Yet, financial integration is limited in Asia. This paper estimates how much Australia and other countries in...

Sovereign Spreads and Contagion Risks in Asia1

Sovereign Spreads and Contagion Risks in Asia1 »

Source: Sovereign Spreads and Contagion Risks in Asia

Volume/Issue: 2011/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Filiz Unsal , and Carlos Caceres

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455259397

Keywords: Sovereign spreads, contagion, market price of risk, exchange rate, exchange rate risk, euro, international monetary fund, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), General Financial Markets,

This paper explores how much of the movements in the sovereign spreads of Asian economies over the course of the global financial crisis has reflected shifts in (i) global risk aversion; (ii) country-specific risks...

Assessing Macro-Financial Risks of Household Debt in China

Assessing Macro-Financial Risks of Household Debt in China »

Source: Assessing Macro-Financial Risks of Household Debt in China

Volume/Issue: 2019/258

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fei Han , Emilia Jurzyk , Wei Guo , Yun He , and Nadia Rendak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513516073

Keywords: Financial crises, Fiscal sector, Real sector, Demographic indicators, National accounts, Household indebtedness, macro-financial risks, houshold survey, WP, consumption growth

High household indebtedness could constrain future consumption growth and increase financial stability risks. This paper uses household survey data to analyze both macroeconomic and finanical stability risks from t...

People’s Republic of China: Financial System Stability Assessment

People’s Republic of China: Financial System Stability Assessment »

Source: People's Republic of China : Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for People's Republic of China

Volume/Issue: 2017/358

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331149

Keywords: Financial system stability assessment, Financial sector, Financial stability, Economic growth, Credit expansion, Macroprudential Policy, Bank supervision, Insurance supervision, Risk management, Crisis prevention

This paper discusses the findings of the Financial System Stability Assessment (FSAP) for China. Since the 2011 FSAP, China's impressive economic growth has continued, and it is now undertaking a necessary but prol...