Financial Sector Reforms and Prospects for Financial Integration in Maghreb Countries

Author/Editor:

Juan Sole ; Gabriel Sensenbrenner ; Amor Tahari ; J. E. J. De Vrijer ; Marina Moretti ; Patricia D Brenner ; Abdelhak S Senhadji

Publication Date:

May 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

A healthy and dynamic financial sector is essential to achieving high and sustainable economic growth in the Maghreb region-Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. Financial integration within the Maghreb region will help deepen financial markets, increase their efficiency, and enhance the resilience of economies to shocks. It can also play a catalyst role for the global financial integration of the Maghreb region. This paper provides an overview of the financial systems, takes stock of the reform effort and highlights the challenges ahead, and examines the prospects for financial integration in the five Maghreb countries.

Series:

Working Paper No. 07/125

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451866896/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2007125

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

57

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