Albania: Financial System Stability Assessment

Publication Date: March 19, 2014
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Summary: This paper discusses the Financial System Stability Assessment report on Albania. The IMF report states that the Albanian economy is weak, macroeconomic imbalances are large, and the financial sector faces several risks. Capital-to-asset ratios are sizable, but banks hold large amounts of government bonds that expose banks to sizeable losses in case of a sovereign debt re-pricing and balance sheets have deteriorated as a result of a rapid increase of nonperforming loans (NPLs). The authorities have taken steps to reduce the existing stock of NPLs with technical assistance from the World Bank.
Series: Country Report No. 14/79
Subject(s): Banking sector | Liquidity | Stress testing | Bank supervision | Basel Core Principles | Bank resolution | Deposit insurance | Financial safety nets | Financial Sector Assessment Program | Financial system stability assessment | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Albania

Publication Date: March 19, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781484338797/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1ALBEA2014002 Pages: 95
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