Financial Sector Evolution in the Central European Economies:Challenges in Supporting Macroeconomic Stability and Sustainable Growth

Author/Editor: Iakova, Dora M. ; Wagner, Nancy L.
Publication Date: September 01, 2001
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Summary: This paper takes stock of the current state of development of the financial systems in five Central European transition economies (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia) that are also leading EU accession candidates. It presents both a progress report and an assessment of remaining challenges, with a focus on the role of the financial sector in supporting macroeconomic stability and sustainable growth.
Series: Working Paper No. 01/141
Subject(s): Financial sector | Czech Republic | Hungary | Poland | Slovak Republic | Slovenia | Banking systems | Transition economies | European Union

Author's Keyword(s): financial sector | banking system | transition | EU accession | Central Europe
Publication Date: September 01, 2001
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA1412001 Pages: 69
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