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    This paper discusses key finding of the Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) on the Banking Supervision and Payment Systems in Albania. The assessment reveals that the Albanian financial system is not highly vulnerable to immediate macroeconomic or financial sector shocks. However, accelerating credit growth and increased competition arising from the recent privatization of a dominant (savings) bank may put pressure on the banking system. The financial system is also at an early stage of development.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Staff Country Reports with number 05/274.

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    Length: 36
    Date of creation: 09 Aug 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfscr:05/274

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    Keywords: Bank supervision; Financial Sector Assessment Program; Payment systems; banking; credit; payments; banking system; foreign exchange; banking sector; payment system; banking supervision; credit unions; collateral; banking law; rtgs; deposit insurance; retail payments; prices; interbank market; pension funds; registration; foreign exchange market; checks; consolidated supervision; return on assets; real time gross settlement; repo; banking supervisors; banking laws; return on equity; internal audit; cash flow analysis; savings bank; settlement system; interbank money market; banking system assets; pricing; credit union; counterparty; shares; nonbank financial institution; banking business; bank balance sheet; banking channels; reserve requirements; bank credit; banking services; current account; bank depositors; banks ' balance sheets; tier 1 capital; loan classification; bank payments; banking activities; retail transactions; connected lending; automated clearing house; bank failures; shareholder equity; bank failure; bank structures; retail bank; bank holding; liquidity ratio; bank checks; bank deposits; bank licenses; current account deficits; capital adequacy; bank accounts; shareholders; real time processing; clients; cooperative bank; capital adequacy ratio; clearing house; current accounts; bank loans; banker; penalties; purchases; internal control; bank borrowers; banking license; banking accounts; banks ? loan; reverse repo;

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    Cited by:
    1. Kliti Ceca & Kelmend Rexha & Elsida Orhan, 2008. "Banking and Finance in South - Eastern Europe: The Albanian Case," Working Papers 84, Bank of Greece.

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