Banks during the Argentine crisis Were they all hurt equally? Did they all behave equally?

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  • Banks and banking -- Argentina.,
  • Bank failures -- Argentina.,
  • Financial crises -- Argentina.

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Statementprepared by Adolfo Barajas ... et al.
SeriesIMF working paper -- WP/06/42
ContributionsBarajas, Adolfo., IMF Institute.
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. ;
Number of Pages40
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Open LibraryOL21730346M

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The Argentine banking sector is currently dominated by state-owned banks, with the largest being the Banco de la Nación Argentina. Infor the first time since the collapse, the banking system made a profit, according to a Central Bank report released in February Banks During the Argentine Crisis: Were They All Hurt Equally.

Did They All Behave Equally. Prepared by Adolfo Barajas, Emiliano Basco, V. Hugo Juan-Ramón, and Carlos Quarracino1 Authorized for distribution by Enzo Croce February Abstract This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF.

Furthermore, using panel data estimation for the period, we find that depositors were able to distinguish high- from low-risk banks, and that individual banks' exposure to currency and government default risk depended on bank fundamentals and other characteristics.

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Get this from a library. Banks During the Argentine Crisis: Were They All Hurt Equally. Did They All Behave Equally?. [Basco, Emiliano.] -- The simple answer to both questions in the title of this paper is: No. We concentrate on the three main risk elements that contributed to the banking system's difficulties during the crisis.

Overview. During the recent financial crisis no issue has aroused more passion than financial institution bailouts.

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But just how much did the. Downloadable. The simple answer to both questions in the title of this paper is: No. We concentrate on the three main risk elements that contributed to the banking system’s difficulties during the crisis: increasing dollarization of the balance sheet, expanding exposure to the government, and, eventually, the run on deposits.

We find that there was substantial cross-bank variation in these. Downloadable (with restrictions). The simple answer to both questions in the title of this paper: No. We concentrate on three key aspects of the banking system's difficulties during the –02 crisis.

Two are related to bank behavior (increasing dollarization of the balance sheet and expanding exposure to the government), and the other is related to the degree by which banks were hurt by. The Argentine economy had slipped into recession in lateand Argentina was forced in to seek help from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and private banks to reduce its debt.

In Dec.,an aid package of nearly $40 billion was arranged, and the government announced a $20 billion public works program that was designed to help. Background to the Argentine Crisis What Were the Lessons of Previous Crises. Lessons from the Argentine Crisis How Should the Fund’s Role in Argentina Be Judged.

Costs and Benefits of Globalisation From: The Crisis That Was Not Prevented: Argentina, the IMF, and Globalisation, FONDAD, Feb 01,  · Furthermore, using panel data estimation for the – period, we find that depositors were able to distinguish high- from low-risk banks, and that individual banks’ exposure to currency and government default risk depended on bank fundamentals and other characteristics.

Thus, not all banks behaved equally in the run-up to the V. Hugo Juan-Ramon, Emiliano Basco, Carlos Quarracino, Adolfo Barajas. Aug 23,  · In addition, the Argentine central bank set reserve ratios and, therefore, retained some financial regulatory power. The currency board also acted as lender of last resort, for example, during the Mexican peso crisis ofwhen it extended funds to illiquid commercial banks (Spiegel ).

This is a list of banking crises.A banking crisis is a financial crisis that affects banking activity. Banking crises include bank runs, which affect single banks; banking panics, which affect many banks; and systemic banking crises, in which a country experiences many defaults and financial institutions and corporations face great difficulties repaying contracts.

Dec 20,  · Argentina's current economic crisis has been coming for a long time, with the economy having worsened during the current government's two years in. Over the short term, the financial crisis of affected the banking sector by causing banks to lose money on mortgage defaults, interbank lending to freeze, and credit to consumers and.

Nov 14,  · Jason Marshall, MPP Summary of the Crisis The Argentine Financial Crisis was the culmination of an overreaction to a history of hyperinflation, an unwillingness to address needed structural reforms, and a macro-economic strategy that left Argentina totally exposed to external shocks and swings in global capital flows.

While just a decade earlier Argentina was. Mar 01,  · Argentina's Fall: Lessons from the Latest Financial Crisis. By Martin Feldstein. Blaming them also provides a rationale for renationalizing Argentine firms, erecting barriers to imports and foreign investment, and increasing government by: The Argentine Financial Crisis: A Chronology of Events Summary In Decemberafter four years of recession and escalating social unrest, Argentina’s economy collapsed, forcing the resignation of President Fernando de la Rua.

After a period of short-term presidential successions, on January 1,the Argentine Congress selected Eduardo Duhalde to complete de la Rua’s December term. Oct 18,  · Argentina’s experience stands in contrast to South Korea’s, where a financial crisis in forced the government to intervene to rescue failing banks and led to a rescheduling of its external debt.

In South Korea, the public debt/GDP ratio rose sharply, from over 10% in to over 30% inbut then declined (IMF a, p. 18). The international banking crisis and its impact on Argentina during the recent crisis there was a slump in trade financing related to the troubles in one particular large financial institution, which led to a sharp decline in world trade.

Another recorded prior to the start of the subprime crisis. All groups of banks have maintained high. ] IMF POLICY AND THE ARGENTINE CRISIS unrest Missing from this brief summary is the relationship of IMF policies to Argentina's crisis. Argentina had been borrowing for almost a decade to support its currency board and budget deficit.

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Global financial stability has been shaken and America is facing a growing economic crisis that could make the s look like “good times.” The U.S. banking system is on the verge of disaster, as banks have recorded over $ billion in losses, with hundreds of billions more forecasted.

Jan 14,  · During the public lectures organized by ATTAC- CADTM in collaboration with some ten other associations in Buenos Aires from 27 to 29 NovemberI had the opportunity as international spokesperson for the CADTM to put forward a number of proposals to face the Argentine debt crisis.

May 01,  · This is the worst financial crisis in 60 years, and it has shaken the banking system to its foundations. Even the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, has compared the crisis to the Great Depression and he is not given to overstatement. Banks are in the business of lending money they don't have - it is called "fractional reserve banking".

The Argentine Banking Crisis of results from: Banks in the nation being required to purchase large amts of gov debt.

2 Differences btwn US Great Depression and financial crisis of 1. No bank panic occurred inas opposed to the Depression Why would haircuts on collateral incr. sharply during financial crisis.

Aug 09,  · the Argentine banking system, the two important components of the the-ory of credibility proposed here. Foreign banks stood behind their a ffiliates during the Mexican peso crisis. Yet some multinational banks failed to act as lender of last resort to.

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It presents a revision to the commonly held “global saving glut” view that East. a reorientation of Argentine economic policies, which could have implications for Argentina’s recovery from the crisis and its IMF program.

Economic Crisis in Argentina Argentina has a long history of economic crises. It has defaulted on its external debt (debt held by foreigners) nine times since independence in Argentina has also.

Sep 11,  · Despite a history of many IMF rescue programs, Argentina once again faces a deepening financial crisis, raising questions about whether the Washington-based lender has done more harm than good in its dealings with Latin America’s third-largest economy.

in general both domestic and foreign banks sharply curtailed credit in eastern Europe during the crisis, but that foreign banks that participated in the Vienna Initiative were relatively stable lenders. Following the global financial crisis and in the wake of regulatory reform, McCauley.

What is the main reason that investment banks create estimates of economic indicators. the Mexican peso declined against the US dollar by 37% during the so-called Tequila Crisis. What exacerbating factor did Mexico's Tequila Crisis have in common with the Argentine crisis of.

both countries had large dollar-denominated debts. While some financial institutions disappeared during the financial crisis, others, like Bank of America emerged larger and even more powerful. Returning big banks to profitability has been a strategy of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department to restore financial stability.

Director Anne Krueger’s words during the conference on “The Argentina Crisis” in July “Between and its economy outperformed that of most other countries in Latin America, growing by more than 6 percent a year.

Contagion from the tequila crisis in. Nov 20,  · For many who remained unemployed, lost their homes and credit rating, or were forced to take jobs at a far lower pay, things only got worse.

The timelines of the financial crisis of and the financial crisis of reveal how these events came to be and how their early warning signals were missed by the government. Dec 20,  · So Argentina's foreign investment and exports dried up — buyers of Argentine beef or wheat or anything else the country produces could get more for the same price in other countries, particularly in neighboring Brazil.

The second crisis results from the extensive borrowing done by the government of Carlos Menem in its second term, before the.Apr 29,  · In your post, you state how banks will only let you get very small portions of your deposits during an economic crisis and you are correct.

In Fernando’s book, the Argentine banks called this distribution policy the “coralito” (Spanish for coral) and the banks will coral your money.Highlights During a crisis, private bank lending slows down compared to normal times. Public banks counteract the slowdown of private banks’ lending during crises.

Governments can play an active counter-cyclical role in their banking systems directly through government-owned by:

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