Recapitalizing Banks with Public Funds : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

October 1, 1999

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Summary:

Recapitalizing banks in a systemic crisis is a complex medium-term process that requires significant government intervention and careful management at both the strategic and individual bank levels. This paper highlights the range of operational and strategic issues to be addressed and the institutional arrangements needed to foster an effective banking system restructuring and maximize the returns on government investment. The approaches to recapitalization have varied, with countries choosing different mixes of direct capital injections and asset purchase and rehabilitation. The choice of an appropriate mix is critical, to minimize the expected present value of government outlays net of recoveries.

Series:

Working Paper No. 99/139

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 1999

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451856026/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1391999

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

53

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