Financial Sector Reforms and Prospects for Financial Integration in Maghreb Countries

59 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2007

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Amor Tahari

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Patricia D. Brenner

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Eric De Vrijer

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Marina Moretti

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Juan A. Solé

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Abdelhak Senhadji

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Asia and Pacific Department

Gabriel Sensenbrenner

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: May 2007

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Tahari, Amor and Brenner, Patricia D. and De Vrijer, Jules and Moretti, Marina and Sole, Juan A. and Senhadji, Abdelhak and Sensenbrenner, Gabriel, Financial Sector Reforms and Prospects for Financial Integration in Maghreb Countries (May 2007). IMF Working Papers, Vol. , pp. 1-57, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=995626

Amor Tahari

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Patricia D. Brenner

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Jules De Vrijer

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Marina Moretti

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Juan A. Sole (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Abdelhak Senhadji

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Asia and Pacific Department ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Gabriel Sensenbrenner

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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