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Financial Supervision

Lurking in the Shadows -- the Risks From Nonbank Intermediation in China

Nigel Chalk | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
Nigel Chalk

In the 12 months to June, over RMB 600 billion poured into China from short-term lending by nonresidents to Chinese corporations. These developments are worrying for four broad reasons.

Global Recovery Strengthens, Tensions Heighten

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The need for careful design of economic policies at the national level, and coordination at the global level, may be as important today as they were at the peak of the crisis two years ago.

Time Waits for No Man: How to Secure Financial Stability in 2011

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

In emerging markets, policymakers must act now to avoid future crises. It is important to maintain the appropriate mix of macroeconomic and prudential financial policies to deal with the challenges posed by capital inflows.

Financial System Fragilities - Achilles' Heel of Economic Recovery

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

For emerging market policymakers, the main challenge will be to tackle the macroeconomic and financial challenges of sizable, and potentially volatile, capital inflows

Just Do It--Shaping the New Financial System

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

Fearful financial markets, an uncertain growth outlook, fiscal anxieties, long unemployment lines....no other financial crisis since the Great Depress...

Forewarned Is Forearmed: How the Early Warning Exercise Expands the IMF's Surveillance Toolkit

John Lipsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Lipsky

In the wake of the September 2008 onset of unprecedented financial turmoil, policymakers recognized that earlier danger signs had not been synthesized into an actionable warning.

Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Exploring the Post-tornado Contours of the Financial System

Laura Kodres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Kodres

Just as a tornado in Kansas transplanted Dorothy and, her dog, Toto, from familiar comforts to the unknown land of Oz, the global crisis has led many ...