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Resolving Cross-Border Banks – Lessons from the Nordic and European Banking Crises

BCBS Chair and Governor of the Sveriges Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, opened the second day of the IMF’s Pan-African conference on cross-border banking and regulatory reforms. His speech focused on lessons he has learned resolving banking crises since the early 1990’s. He concluded by sharing six lessons based on his experiences. Link to Speech: Stefan_Ingves_Keynote

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Cross-Border Banking and Regulatory Reforms: Implications for Africa from International Experience

In the years since the global financial crisis, African banks have played a key role in fostering financial sector deepening and inclusion across the continent. Ten African banks now have a presence in at least 10 countries on the continent, and one is present in more than 30 countries. But this rapid expansion also poses

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Online Course on Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSAx)

Course No.: OL 17.112 Location: Course Conducted Online Date: February 1, 2017-March 15, 2017 (6 Weeks) Language: English Course Description: This six-week online course provides a comprehensive overview of debt sustainability analysis and a medium-term debt management strategy framework as performed by the IMF and the World Bank. The course will: (i) introduce the main

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Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks for Resource-Rich Countries for CEMAC countries

A two-week course on Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks for Resource-Rich Countries for CEMAC countries in French to take place at ATI from January 16–27, 2017

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Financial Sector Policies, Nov 7-Nov 18

Course Description: This two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, occasionally in collaboration with other international and regional organizations, examines macroeconomic and micro-prudential policies to safeguard financial stability. It explores the macroeconomic causes, consequences, and policy responses to stress in financial markets and banking systems, and distills policy lessons from recent crises.

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Evolving Monetary Policy Frameworks in Low-and Lower-Middle Income Countries

ATI, together with IMF HQ, organized a high-level peer-exchange on seven principles for an effective monetary policy, as identified in a recent IMF study on Evolving Monetary Policy Frameworks in Low-and Lower-Middle Income Countries. Central bankers from selected sub-Saharan African countries with a scope for an independent monetary policy were the peers who discussed: How

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Contractual Provisions in International Sovereign Bonds, November 1-2

A seminar on Contractual Provisions in International Sovereign Bonds was held on November 1-2 at ATI. It was organized by the IMF’s Legal and Monetary and Capital Markets Departments with the participation of attorneys from the International Capital Markets Association and officials from 15 African and Asian countries. The seminar discussed enhanced contractual provisions in

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Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy, Oct 17 – 28, 2016

Course Description: This two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, introduces participants to the different types of monetary policy strategies and exchange rate arrangements that countries may choose, emphasizing that the two choices must be mutually consistent. It addresses the factors relevant for the choices and the consequences of these choices. Other

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AT16.09 – Economic and Monetary Integration (EMI), Oct 3-14, 2016

Course Description: The main objective of this two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, is to broaden participants’ understanding of various aspects of economic and monetary integration. Drawing on the theory and on case studies from experiences in several regions of the world, the course covers:- the requirements for economic and monetary

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IMF Launches Japan-Funded Project to Improve External Sector Statistics in Central and West African Countries

Press Release No. 16/383 August 29, 2016 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched on August 29, 2016 a three-year capacity development project to improve the external sector statistics in Central and West Africa. Introduced at the African Training Institute (ATI) in Mauritius, this project has been made possible by the generous support of the Government

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