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Title Central America : structural foundations for regional financial integration / [prepared by] a staff team led by Patricia Brenner
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 127 pages) : illustrations
Contents Overview and background / Patricia Brenner and Jens Clausen -- Consolidated supervision of financial groups in Central America / Patricia Brenner and R. Armando Morales -- Development of the insurance sector / Daniel Hardy and Miguel Palomino -- Payment and securities settlement systems / Massimo Cirasino and Mario Guadamillas -- Migrant remittances in Central America / Dilip Ratha
Summary Intraregional financial activity in Central America has grown substantially in the last decade, contributing to efficiency and economic development. At the same time, the expansion of activities by regional conglomerates has lead to increased challenges to supervisory authorities in containing the risks of contagion. Prepared as part of the Central America Financial Sector Regional Project by an IMF and World Bank staff team, this book outlines trends in the region's financial sector integration and supervisory responses, and development of the insurance sector, payment and securities settlement arrangements, and worker remittances. It addresses the many common policy challenges facing Central American countries--Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama--in financial sector reform. The book makes key policy recommendations that could prove to be invaluable for the various contributors who are providing financial and technical support for financial sector reforms in Central America. --Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Finance -- Central America.
Insurance -- Central America.
Intermediation (Finance) -- Central America.
Migrant remittances -- Central America.
Securities -- Central America.
Form Electronic book
Author Brenner, Patricia DeCoster.
International Monetary Fund.
World Bank.
LC no. 2006298105
ISBN 1451970692 (electronic bk.)
9781451970692 (electronic bk.)