publication . Article . Preprint . 2014

Canada: Financial Sector Stability Assessment

International Monetary Fund;
Open Access
  • Published: 03 Feb 2014 Journal: IMF Staff Country Reports, volume 14, page 1 (issn: 1934-7685, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Abstract
This report discusses key findings of the Financial Sector Stability Assessment on Canada. Canada’s financial system successfully navigated the global financial crisis, and stress tests suggest that major financial institutions would continue to be resilient to credit, liquidity, and contagion risks arising from a severe stress scenario. Elevated housing prices and high household debt remain an area of concern, though targeted prudential and macroprudential measures are proving to be effective. The regulatory and supervisory framework is strong, and is complemented by a credible federal system of safety nets.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Canada;mortgage insurance, credit risk, market risk, life insurance, life insurers
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