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Financial Market Fragilities in Latin America

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  • Steven Riess Weisbrod
  • Liliana Rojas-Suárez

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This paper has two objectives: first, by reviewing the recent experience of five Latin American countries with the restructuring of their financial sectors, it derives lessons regarding the most effective ways to resolve banking difficulties in developing countries. Second, the paper analyzes current policy challenges associated with the health of financial systems in Latin America, including: (a) designing policies to respond to the recent large inflows of capital that maintain long-run macroeconomic stability and healthy financial systems; and (b) evaluating the impact of capital markets competition on the soundness of banking systems.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 94/117.

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Length: 120
Date of creation: 01 Oct 1994
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:94/117

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