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Electronic finance: a new perspective and challenges

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    A workshop on electronic finance was convened by the BIS on 2-3 July 2001. The internet and related technology has begun to have a profound effect on how financial services are delivered. Discussion about e-finance is widespread within the financial community, covering both its potential to improve efficiency but also possible challenges it poses to financial and monetary stability. Rapid innovation and the paucity of reliable data are creating considerable uncertainty about the nature and size of these challenges. The workshop brought together a diverse group of experts (listed on pages iii-vi) from a range of economies, backgrounds and sectors; including practitioners, academics and central bankers. It focused on current and potential changes in trading systems and exchanges, payment systems and financial institutions. This volume starts with an overview based on the presentations given during the workshop, some of which are also included in the volume, and the ensuing discussions. The individual papers cover, inter alia, trading in wholesale financial markets, emerging competition in the payment system and the progress of virtual banks. Implications for financial supervision and monetary policy are also specifically addressed in separate papers. As there are a plethora of technical terms associated with the subject, a glossary is included at the end of this volume.

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    This book is provided by Bank for International Settlements in its series BIS Papers with number 07 and published in 2001.

    ISBN: 92-9131-630-X
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    1. Berentsen, Aleksander, 1997. "Monetary policy implications of digital money," MPRA Paper 37392, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Benjamin M. Friedman, 1999. "The Future of Monetary Policy: The Central Bank as an Army With Only a Signal Corps," NBER Working Papers 7420, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Marvin Barth & Eli Remolona & Philip Wooldridge, 2002. "Changes in market functioning and central bank policy: an overview of the issues," BIS Papers chapters, in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Market functioning and central bank policy, volume 12, pages 1-24 Bank for International Settlements.
    2. Marco Arnone & Luca Bandiera, 2004. "Monetary Policy, Monetary Areas, and Financial Development with Electronic Money," IMF Working Papers 04/122, International Monetary Fund.
    3. Glaesnner, Thomas G. & Kantur, Zeynep, 2004. "Two case studies on electronic distribution of government securities: the U.S. Treasury Direct System and the Philippine Expanded Small Investors Program," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3372, The World Bank.
    4. Dobieslaw Tymoczko, 2005. "The Future of Central Banking in the Changing Financial Environment," National Bank of Poland Working Papers 33, National Bank of Poland, Economic Institute.

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