State-owned banks played counter-cyclical role in EMs following financial crisis

Central Banking | 18 Sep 2014

Credit growth by foreign banks lagged behind that of domestic banks in Asia, Latin America and ‘emerging Europe', IMF working paper finds

Topics: IMF, Emerging markets, Financial crisis


Mobile money accounts trump number of adults in Kenya, IMF data show

Central Banking | 17 Sep 2014

Topics: IMF, Financial inclusion, Kenya, Africa, Afghanistan, Mobile banking, Payments

IMF paper: Colombia needs to lower collateral constraints to boost growth

Central Banking | 17 Sep 2014

Topics: Central Bank of Colombia, Colombia, IMF

FSB estimates of Chinese shadow banking fall short of target, IMF representatives suggest

Central Banking | 17 Sep 2014

Topics: IMF, Financial Stability Board (FSB), China, Shadow banking

Perceptions of monetary policy determine long-term bond yields, IMF paper finds

Central Banking | 16 Sep 2014

Topics: IMF, Federal Reserve, communication

Robert Pringle’s Viewpoint: A qualified case for Scottish independence

Central Banking | 16 Sep 2014

Topics: Bank of England, IMF, sterling, euro, ECB, Federal Reserve

IMF paper says long-term debt creates ‘incentive to default’

Central Banking | 15 Sep 2014

Topics: IMF, Sovereign debt

Debt accumulation in advanced countries historically absorbed by increases in short-term foreign debt

Central Banking | 11 Sep 2014

Topics: Debt, Sovereign debt, IMF

IMF deems Czech exchange rate floor appropriate ‘for now’

Central Banking | 03 Sep 2014

Topics: Czech National Bank, Czech Republic, IMF, Exchange rate

IMF calls on Nordics to keep housing markets in check

Central Banking | 02 Sep 2014

Topics: Sweden, Norway, Norges Bank, Riksbank, IMF, Macro-prudential regulation

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