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Why Complementarity Matters for Stability—Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as Asian Financial Centers

Why Complementarity Matters for Stability—Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as Asian Financial Centers »

Source: Why Complementarity Matters for Stability-Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as Asian Financial Centers

Volume/Issue: 2014/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vanessa Le Lesle , Franziska Ohnsorge , Minsuk Kim , and Srikant Seshadri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498334464

Keywords: Networks, financial institutions and services, government policy and regulation, bond, financial stability, bond markets, financial institutions, hedge, General,

There is much speculation regarding a 'race for dominance' among financial centers in Asia, arising from the anticipated financial opening up of China. This frame of reference is, to an extent, a predilection that...

Institutional Arrangements for Macroprudential Policy in Asia

Institutional Arrangements for Macroprudential Policy in Asia »

Source: Institutional Arrangements for Macroprudential Policy in Asia

Volume/Issue: 2013/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cheng Lim , Rishi Ramchand , Helen Wagner , and Xiaoyong Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2013

ISBN: 9781484338360

Keywords: institutional arrangements, macroprudential, regulation, financial system, deposit insurance, financial services, Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper surveys institutional arrangements for macroprudential policy in Asia. Central banks in Asia typically have a financial stability mandate, and play a key role in the macroprudential framework. Smaller an...

The Rise of Foreign Investment in China's Banks-Taking Stock

The Rise of Foreign Investment in China's Banks-Taking Stock »

Source: The Rise of Foreign Investment in China's Banks-Taking Stock

Volume/Issue: 2006/292

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Richard Podpiera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865523

Keywords: WTO, banking reforms, banking, foreign banks, banking sector, foreign investors, foreign bank, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

The recent wave of foreign investment in China's banks and the prospects of further opening of the banking sector under the WTO agreement suggest that foreign banks are likely to play an increasingly important role...

Progress in China's Banking Sector Reform

Progress in China's Banking Sector Reform »

Source: Progress in China's Banking Sector Reform : Has Bank Behavior Changed?

Volume/Issue: 2006/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Podpiera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451863314

Keywords: reforms, nonperforming loans, banking, commercial banks, investors, capital adequacy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Substantial effort has been devoted to reforming China's banking system in recent years. The authorities recapitalized three large state-owned banks, introduced new governance structures, and brought in foreign str...

Surging Capital Flows to Emerging Asia

Surging Capital Flows to Emerging Asia »

Source: Surging Capital Flows to Emerging Asia : Facts, Impacts, and Responses

Volume/Issue: 2012/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sylwia Nowak , Sanjaya Panth , Ravi Balakrishnan , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503821

Keywords: capital flows, net capital flows, net capital, private capital flows, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Net capital flows to emerging Asia rebounded at a record pace following the global financial crisis, raising concerns about overheating and financial stability. This paper documents the size and composition of the...

The Global Macroeconomic Costs of Raising Bank Capital Adequacy Requirements

The Global Macroeconomic Costs of Raising Bank Capital Adequacy Requirements »

Source: The Global Macroeconomic Costs of Raising Bank Capital Adequacy Requirements

Volume/Issue: 2012/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Vitek , and Scott Roger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463936457

Keywords: Basel III, inflation, monetary fund, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines the transitional macroeconomic costs of a synchronized global increase in bank capital adequacy requirements under Basel III, as well as a capital increase covering globally systemically importa...

Financial Integration in Asia

Financial Integration in Asia »

Source: Financial Integration in Asia : Recent Developments and Next Steps

Volume/Issue: 2006/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leslie Teo , David Cowen , Hemant Shah , Ranil Salgado , and Alessandro Zanello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451864564

Keywords: intraregional trade, trade flows, capital flows, regional trade, International Finance: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General, General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium: General,

This Working Paper brings together three papers prepared as background for discussions at the Second High-Level Conference on Asian Integration cohosted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the IMF on May 25,...

Financial Integration in Asia: Recent Developments and Next Steps

Financial Integration in Asia: Recent Developments and Next Steps »

Source: Financial Integration in Asia : Recent Developments and Next Steps

Volume/Issue: 2006/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leslie Teo , David Cowen , Hemant Shah , Ranil Salgado , and Alessandro Zanello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451864564

Keywords: intraregional trade, trade flows, capital flows, regional trade, International Finance: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General, General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium: General,

This Working Paper brings together three papers prepared as background for discussions at the Second High-Level Conference on Asian Integration cohosted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the IMF on May 25,...

Financial Integration in Asia: Recent Developments and Next Steps

Financial Integration in Asia: Recent Developments and Next Steps »

Source: Financial Integration in Asia : Recent Developments and Next Steps

Volume/Issue: 2006/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leslie Teo , David Cowen , Hemant Shah , Ranil Salgado , and Alessandro Zanello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451864564

Keywords: intraregional trade, trade flows, capital flows, regional trade, International Finance: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General, General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium: General,

This Working Paper brings together three papers prepared as background for discussions at the Second High-Level Conference on Asian Integration cohosted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the IMF on May 25,...

Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets

Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets »

Source: Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets : Determinants and Spillovers

Volume/Issue: 2012/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reinout De Bock , and Alexander Demyanets

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502237

Keywords: Macro-financial linkages, Nonperforming loans, Exchange rate, Panel regressions, capital inflows, net capital flows, exchange rates, Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Finance: General

This paper assesses the vulnerability of emerging markets and their banks to aggregate shocks. We find significant links between banks' asset quality, credit and macroeconomic aggregates. Lower economic growth, an...