Banking Documents

18.12.2017 | World Bank Group | The World Bank

Global Financial Development Report is a key component in the ongoing debate over the role of international banking in supporting economic development and promoting shared prosperity. This report, the fourth in its series, comes at a critical time...

30.11.2017 | S. Claessens & M.A. Kose | BIS (Bank for International Settlements)

This paper surveys the theoretical and empirical literature on the macroeconomic implications of financial imperfections. It focuses on two major channels through which financial imperfections can affect macroeconomic outcomes. The first channel,...

06.10.2017 | African Development Bank (AfDB) | AfDB

The objective of this report is to deepen our understanding of the challenges facing bank-intermediated trade finance in Africa. Since the launch of the first survey in 2013 (covering the period 2011-2012), the trade finance landscape in Africa has...

30.09.2017 | W. Cook & C. McKay | CGAP

When Safaricom’s mobile money service M-PESA launched in 2007, it immediately became popular and dramatically increased Kenyans’ access to financial services. Due in part to M-PESA’s success, financial inclusion among Kenyans grew from 27 percent in...

20.09.2017 | M. Blimpo, M. Minges, W. Kouamé, T. Azomahou, E. Lartey and al. | World Bank

The purpose of this book is to explore ways to catalyze a new generation of investment opportunities in Africa that leverage the ability of many countries to leapfrog into the future. The book was born from the view that gradualism and...

31.08.2017 | E. Totolo, F. Gwer and J. Odero | FSD Kenya

This report outlines the findings from a two-year study to understand the costs of banking services in Kenya. Two rounds of mystery shopping surveys were completed in 2015 and 2016 to build a database and measure the costs for basic bundles of...

30.06.2017 | J. Oduor,K. Ngoka and M. Odongo | Elsevier

Monetary authorities around the world are implementing enhanced banking capital adequacy requirements under Basel III meant to improve financial stability. Critics however argue that increased capital requirements concentrate the banking industry...

08.06.2017 | P-R. Agénor, E. Kharroubi, L. Gambacorta et al. | BIS

The large economic costs associated with the Global Financial Crisis have generated renewed interest in macroprudential policies and their international coordination. Based on a core-periphery model that emphasizes the role of international...

05.06.2017 | S. Chen, P. Ganum, and P. Rabanal | IMF

A toolkit is developed to assess the consistency between real sector and financial sector forecasts. The toolkit draws upon empirical regularities on real sector and financial sector outcomes for 182 economies from 1980 to 2015. We show that credit...

31.03.2017 | M. Rubio, D.F. Unsal | IMF

In this paper, the authors use a DSGE model to study the passive and time-varying implementation of macroprudential policy when policymakers have noisy and lagged data, as commonly observed in low-income and developing countries (LIDCs). The model...

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