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Capital Buffers

How to Exit the Danger Zone: IMF Update on Global Financial Stability

José Viñals | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
José Viñals

The global financial system remains fragile. It is urgent to restore confidence in the euro area and beyond. Otherwise we run the risk of a deepening of the crisis, with far-reaching global economic and social consequences.

The Danger Zone: Financial Stability Risks Soar

José Viñals | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business
José Viñals

Several shocks have recently buffeted the global financial system: unequivocal signs of a broader global economic slowdown; fresh market turbulence in the euro area; and the credit downgrade of the United States.

Avoiding Another Year of Living Dangerously: Time to Secure Financial Stability

José Viñals | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business
José Viñals

We've slipped well beyond a year and the financial system is still flirting with danger. Durable financial stability has, so far, proven elusive.