xviii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
By and large, EU financial integration has been a success story. Still, the reform agenda is far from finished. What are the remaining challenges going forward? What are the gains of closer financial market integration? This IMF book tracks the European Union's journey along the path to a single financial market and identifies the challenges and priorities that remain ahead. It pays particular attention to the most recent integration efforts in the European Union following the introduction of the euro. The study looks at the importance of financial integration, in particular for economic growth, the interplay between banks and markets, and equity market integration. It closely examines the relationship between financial integration and financial stability. This interaction presents the EU with a challenge, but also with the opportunity to play a pioneering role in developing a regional approach to financial stability that could provide lessons for the rest of the world.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-261).
Formatted Contents Note
Toward a single financial market /Wim Fonteyne Pt. 1. Financial integration Key concepts, benefits, and risks /Hamid Faruqee Current state of play /François Haas Comparing Europe and the United States /Jörg Decressin and Beata Kudela Equity market integration /Hamid Faruqee Pt. 2. Financial stability Risk profiles of financial institutions /Alexander Tieman, Gianni De Nicolò, and Robert Corker Internationally active large banking groups /Alexander Tieman and Martin Čihák Bank business correlations /Jörg Decressin Assessing current prudential arrangements /Martin Čihák and Alexander Tieman Financial integration and stability /Wim Fonteyne and Jan-Willem van der Vossen.