Germany : Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Banking Supervision, Securities Regulation, Insurance Regulation, Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency, Payment Systems, and Securities Settlement

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

November 6, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The German financial system is complex and highly diversified. The second most important class of financial institutions is insurance and pension companies. Germany has taken steps to enhance accounting and auditing practices and to align corporate governance with best international practices. The German banking system is resilient, but relevant indicators show some deterioration. The main vulnerability facing all sectors of the insurance industry is the pressure on capital ratios and risk-bearing capacity from the poor performance of investment portfolios. Securities regulation is of a high standard.

Series:

Country Report No. 03/343

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 6, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451810486/1934-7685

Stock No:

1DEUEA0042003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

60

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