Financial reforms and interest rate spreads in the commercial banking system in Malawi

by Montfort Mlachila

Publisher: International Monetary Fund, Policy Development and Review Department in [Washington, D.C.]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 29 Downloads: 372
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  • Banks and banking -- Malawi.,
  • Interest rates -- Malawi.,
  • Banking law -- Malawi.,
  • Foreign exchange rates -- Malawi.

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Furthermore, the banking sector was highly oligopolistic: two banks dominated commercial banking activities. Financial sector reforms led to the removal of credit ceilings and interest rate Author: Ephraim Chirwa. Net interest margin (NIM) is an indicator of the level of efficiency of financial intermediation by banks.

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