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Modernizing Bank Regulation in Support of Financial Deepening: The Case of Uruguay

  • Torsten Wezel
  • Mario Mansilla
  • Gustavo Adler

This paper studies how Uruguay''s regulatory framework was gradually strengthened to address shortcomings identified during the 2002-03 crisis, to align with international standards and, more recently, to deal with cyclical pressures resulting in an acceleration of bank lending. In particular, regulatory reforms pertaining to loan classification and provisioning as well as liquidity requirements are reviewed and evaluated against best practices. The paper concludes that prudential regulation in Uruguay now generally conforms to high standards while also embracing innovative elements such as dynamic provisioning.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 09/199.

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Date of creation: 01 Sep 2009
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:09/199
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