Oman: Banking Sector Resilience : Banking Sector Resilience

Author/Editor: Ananthakrishnan Prasad ; Pierluigi Bologna
Publication Date: March 01, 2010
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Summary: This note assesses the impact of the global financial risks on Oman's banking system and highlights the remaining risks. It concludes that the liquidity and prudential measures introduced by the authorities mitigated the adverse effects of the crisis on the banking system. Banks continue to make profits despite higher provisioning. Stress tests confirm the resilience of the banking system to credit and market risks. Banks have limited exposure to derivatives and the majority of the off-balance sheet exposures are conventional and relatively secure. Interest rate risks are within an acceptable range.
Series: Working Paper No. 10/61
Subject(s): Banking sector | Capital | Central bank policy | Corporate sector | Credit risk | Financial risk | Financial systems | Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009 | Liquidity management

Author's Keyword(s): Oman | Banking System | Risks | Stress Test | Gulf Cooperation Council Countries.
Publication Date: March 01, 2010
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451982060/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2010061 Pages: 32
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