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The World Bank financial sector advisory center : Vienna annual report 2014 (English)

Significant progress has been made in addressing the fault lines that led to the global financial crisis. The European Union (EU) is gradually implementing a new financial architecture - aiming to achieve more integrated, competitive, and hopefully, better supervised financial institutions - while addressing the resolvability of systemic banking institutions without recourse to fiscal support, and implementing international agreements directed at enhancing the resilience of banking institutions such as Basel III and the financial stability board (FSB) recommendations. ... See More +

Annual Report 97666 MAY 01, 2015

Montes-Negret,Fernando; D'Hulster,Katia Disclosed

Latvia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial capability (Vol. 2) : Comparison against good practices (English)

Latvia in 2003-2008 saw rapid increases in the levels of consumer debt growing at an average annual rate of 80 percent in years 2004-2006 and then slowing to 39 percent and 7 percent in 2007 and 2008. ... See More +

Working Paper 111724 APR 01, 2010

Rutledge, Sue; Montes-Negret,Fernando; Sirtaine,Sophie Disclosed

Latvia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial capability : Key findings and recommendations (English)

Latvia in 2003-2008 saw rapid increases in the levels of consumer debt growing at an average annual rate of 80 percent in years 2004-2006 and then slowing to 39 percent and 7 percent in 2007 and 2008. ... See More +

Working Paper 111724 APR 01, 2010

Rutledge, Sue; Montes-Negret,Fernando; Sirtaine,Sophie Disclosed

The heavenly liquidity twin : the increasing importance of liquidity risk (English)

Liquidity and solvency have been called the "heavenly twins" of banking (Goodhart, Charles, 'Liquidity Risk Management', Financial Stability Review -- Special Issue on Liquidity, Banque de France, No. 11, February, 2008). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5139 NOV 01, 2009

Montes-Negret, Fernando Disclosed

Reforming payments and securities settlement systems in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The payments and securities settlement system is the infrastructure (comprising institutions, instruments, rules, procedures, standards, and technical means) established to effect the transfer of monetary value between parties discharging mutual obligations. ... See More +

Publication 38282 JAN 01, 2007

Cirasino, Massimo; Garcia, Jose; Guadamillas, Mario; Montes-Negret, Fernando Disclosed

Deposit insurance and banking reform in Russia (English)

The objective of this paper is not to review the pros and cons of deposit insurance systems, but to focus, rather narrowly, on the recent adoption of a deposit insurance system (DIS) in Russia, the rationale offered, and the potential impact it might have on the stability and development of the Russian banking system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4056 NOV 01, 2006

Camara, Modibo K.; Montes-Negret, Fernando Disclosed

Innovation and technology absorption for growth (English)

These proceedings encapsulate the key messages emerging from the three-day Knowledge Economy Forum V (KEF V) on Innovation and Technology Absorption for Growth, held in Prague, Czech Republic on March 28-30, 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper 70561 JUN 01, 2006

Kapil, Natasha; Blanco-Armas, Enrique; Montes-Negret, Fernando Disclosed

Cost recovery and pricing of payment services (English)

A modern payment system is essential for promoting domestic and international trade and exchange as well as developing financial markets. Payment users will be directed toward the most efficient payment methods when the costs of producing those services are reflected in the prices paid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1833 OCT 01, 1997

Humphrey, David B.; Keppler, Robert H.; Montes-Negret, Fernando

The Polish experience with bank and enterprise restructuring (English)

Among transitional economies, Poland was a pioneer in bank and enterprise restructuring, tackling it through innovative pro tempore legislation which linked bank recapitalization to improvements in the bank's operating systems, aiming at increasing efficiency and loan recovery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1705 JAN 31, 1997

Montes-Negret, Fernando; Papi, Luca

Brazil's efficient payment system : a legacy of high inflation (English)

Brazil's efficient, highly automated payment system developed over many years in response to hyperinflationary conditions. The authors describe the system, its payment instruments, and its links to other networks and the government's payment and collections operations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1680 NOV 30, 1996

Listfield, Robert; Montes-Negret, Fernando

Are bank interest rate spreads too high? A simple model for decomposing spreads (English)

In the first seven months of 1995, average bank spreads in Ukraine ranged from 46 percentage points to 84 percentage points. The size of these spreads might suggest that banks enjoyed a wide profit margin. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16926 FEB 29, 1996

Montes-Negret, Fernando; Papi, Luca

Public policy for the private sector (English)

Mitigating commercial risks in project finance; by Ruster, Jeff. A pre-export guarantee facility in Moldova - mitigating political risk in transition; by Ruhl, Onno and Alfred Watkins. ... See More +

Newsletter 47576 DEC 01, 1995

Ruster, Jeff; Ruhl, Onno; Watkins, Alfred; Montes-Negret, Fernando; Papi, Luca; Perlin, Gary; Vittas, Dimitri; Megginson, William L.; Nash, Robert C.;; Randenborgh, Matthias van; Pernia, Joseph; Ramachandran, S.; Nellis, John; Smith, Peter; Rohlfs, Jeffrey H.; Pradhan, Rajesh; Disclosed

Payment systems in Latin America : a tale of two countries - Colombia and El Salvador (English)

Payment systems include all the paper (including cash) and electronic systems a country uses to exchange financial value to discharge obligations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1519 OCT 31, 1995

Listfield, Robert; Montes-Negret, Fernando

Project design for payment systems (English)

Weaknesses in a payment system can result in inefficient use of the available money stock, inequitable risk sharing between trading parties, lack of confidence in the banking system, and inadequate support for the development of other essential financial services. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16981 MAR 31, 1995

Montes-Negret, Fernando; Keppler, Robert

Public policy for the private sector (English)

Franchising and privatization; by Antony W. Dnes. Tradable property rights to water; by Mateen Thobani. Privatization through broad-based ownership strategies; by Stuart Bell. ... See More +

Newsletter 47578 MAR 01, 1995

Dnes, Antony W.; Thobani, Mateen; Bell, Stuart; Ramachandran, S.; Charpentier, Jean-Pierre; Schenk, K.; Condon, Timothy; Fleisig, Heywood;; Montes-Negret, Fernando; Keppler, Robert; Mozes, Dan; Scott, David H.; Disclosed

Modernizing payment systems in emerging economies (English)

The authors address the following questions in this overview of payment systems: What is a payment system? How can efficient systems contribute to the development of modern, market-based financial institutions and markets? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1336 AUG 31, 1994

Listfield, Robert; Montes-Negret, Fernando Russian

Modernizing payment systems in emerging economies (Russian)

The authors address the following questions in this overview of payment systems: What is a payment system? How can efficient systems contribute to the development of modern, market-based financial institutions and markets? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1336 AUG 31, 1994

Listfield, Robert; Montes-Negret, Fernando English

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The World Bank financial sector advisory center : Vienna annual report 2014 (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97666 Annual Report
Latvia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial capability (Vol. 2) : Comparison against good practices (English)
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APR 01, 2010 111724 Working Paper
Latvia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial capability : Key findings and recommendations (English)
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APR 01, 2010 111724 Working Paper
The heavenly liquidity twin : the increasing importance of liquidity risk (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5139 Policy Research Working Paper
Reforming payments and securities settlement systems in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38282 Publication
Deposit insurance and banking reform in Russia (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 WPS4056 Policy Research Working Paper
Innovation and technology absorption for growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 70561 Working Paper
Cost recovery and pricing of payment services (English)
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OCT 01, 1997 WPS1833 Policy Research Working Paper
The Polish experience with bank and enterprise restructuring (English)
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JAN 31, 1997 WPS1705 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil's efficient payment system : a legacy of high inflation (English)
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NOV 30, 1996 WPS1680 Policy Research Working Paper
Are bank interest rate spreads too high? A simple model for decomposing spreads (English)
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FEB 29, 1996 16926 Viewpoint
Public policy for the private sector (English)
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DEC 01, 1995 47576 Newsletter
Payment systems in Latin America : a tale of two countries - Colombia and El Salvador (English)
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OCT 31, 1995 WPS1519 Policy Research Working Paper
Project design for payment systems (English)
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MAR 31, 1995 16981 Viewpoint
Public policy for the private sector (English)
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MAR 01, 1995 47578 Newsletter
Modernizing payment systems in emerging economies (English)
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AUG 31, 1994 WPS1336 Policy Research Working Paper Russian
Modernizing payment systems in emerging economies (Russian)
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AUG 31, 1994 WPS1336 Policy Research Working Paper English