Current Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks, Volume V

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International Monetary Fund, 1992 - Banking law - 826 pages
This volume, edited by Robert C. Effros, focuses on how technology is affecting the world of banking and finance in an era of increasing globalization. The advent of electronic money, stored value cards, and internet transactions are discussed, as well as the impact of technology on cross-border banking and its implications for central banks. Other issues examined are the legal and regulatory frameworks for risk management of banks, sovereign debt, the international laws of bank secrecy, and financial services within the context of the GATT Agreement on Trade Services.
 

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Contents

Introduction
xi
DEVELOPMENTS AT INTERNATIONAL
1
IB On Being a Lawyer in the International Monetary Fund
14
The World Bank in the Nineties
29
Developments at the International Finance Corporation
49
Foreword to Chapters 4 and 5
58
Comment
85
Perspectives
107
Afterword to Chapters 10 and 11
303
RESOLUTION OF SOVEREIGN LIQUIDITY CRISES
309
International Law of Bank Secrecy
336
Comment
343
Appendices
380
Legal Framework for Dealing with Sovereign
426
Payments Materials
427
Convention Providing a Uniform Law for Bills
466

Comment
121
Afterword to Chapters 4 and 5
133
A Comparison Between
163
Comment
178
Afterword to Chapters 6 and 7
194
Comment
218
Bank Failure Case Histories
227
9B Bank Failures in Nordic Countries
233
9C Bank Failures in Latin America
241
Afterword to Chapters 8 and 9
249
Internal Controls and Risk Management for Banks
263
10B Effective Tools for the Host Country Supervisor
274
Sharing of Information Between Supervisory Authorities
283
Comment
297
with Respect to CrossBorder and MultiCurrency
627
Reducing Foreign Exchange Setdement Risk Excerpt
635
Basle Committee on Banking Supervisions Core
647
The Supervision of Financial
655
Joint Report on the Supervision of CrossBorder
664
EC Directive on CrossBorder Credit Transfers
677
EC Directive as Regards Recognition of Contractual
688
U S Legislation
698
and Reporting of Currency and Foreign
709
Notes
733
Legal Remedies in the Event of a Sovereign
765
Biographical Sketches
797
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