Quantitative Assessment of a Financial System—Barbados

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

April 1, 2005

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Summary:

A banking system module is incorporated into the Central Bank of Barbados's multisectoral macroeconomic forecasting model, and a medium-term forecast is generated for bank capitalization, profitability, liquidity and nonperforming loans. Stress tests are performed for the first year of the forecast, to test the banking system's resilience to real sector shocks. The analysis, which would in practice be only part of the vulnerability assessment, indicates that the banking system is stable and resilient to macroeconomic shocks of a type and magnitude that Barbados has experienced in the past.

Series:

Working Paper No. 05/76

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451860955/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2005076

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

20

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