France [electronic resource] : Selected Issues.

International Monetary Fund
Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 1999.
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IMF Staff Country Reports; IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/139.
IMF Staff Country Reports; IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/139
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Bank lending.
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Bank supervisors.
Banking activities.
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Banking crises.
Banking environment.
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Bond issue.
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Consolidated supervision.
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Credit risk management.
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Distressed bank.
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Effective interest rate.
Equity markets.
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Financial liberalization.
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Financial sector.
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Financial services.
Financial stability.
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Indexed bond.
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International capital.
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International finance.
International financial statistics.
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Level playing field.
Minimum reserve requirement.
Money market.
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Money market rate.
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Money markets.
Moral hazard.
Mortgage bonds.
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Outstanding bonds.
Outstanding corporate bonds.
Portfolio analysis.
Private bond.
Prudential regulation.
Rate bonds.
Reserve requirement.
Reserve requirements.
Savings account.
Savings bank.
Settlement risk.
State intervention.
Stock companies.
Stock exchange.
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Stock exchanges.
Stock market.
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Stock values.
Term bond.
Tier 1 capital.
Universal bank.
Universal banking.
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This Selected Issues paper analyzes developments and issues in banking and financial markets in France. The paper provides an overview of the transition from a state-directed to a market-based financial system. It adopts a comprehensive approach and discusses the outcome of this transition in banking, insurance, and capital markets. The paper highlights the sequencing of financial sector modernization. The analysis concludes that, on balance, France has successfully modernized its financial industry and the financial system seems better prepared to operate successfully in the increasingly competitive international environment.
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