Presentation on theme: "The influence of global financial crisis on Armenian economy and actions taken by the CBA on the way of securing the financial stability Vakhtang Abrahamyan."— Presentation transcript:
The influence of global financial crisis on Armenian economy and actions taken by the CBA on the way of securing the financial stability Vakhtang Abrahamyan Board member Central Bank of Armenia The Modern Role of Central Banks in Small Open Economies June 26-27, 2009 Tbilisi
Actions taken by CBA Interventions in FX market during 4 th Q of 2008 and 1 st Q of 2009 Enhanced reporting requirements have been introduced for banks Stress tests Contingency plans Negotiations with banks shareholders for replenishment of capital Cooperation with IMF, WB.
Monetary instruments (The Central Bank) The introduction of new repo agreements with 3 month maturity (before that banks have possibility to get funding only for 7 days) Increasing the volumes of interventions in the secondary market of T-bills and giving possibility to the Government to issue more The reintroduction of short-term currency swop instruments and in the case of need the introduction of swop instruments with 3 month maturity
Other instruments (The Central Bank) In the case of capital replenishment by banks shareholders, the provision of subordinated debt with 5 year maturity with the same amount of replenishment, The provision of funding with up to 3 year maturity it the case of banks mergers, with the amount of 30% of the merged capital
Lending facilitation instruments (The Central Bank and the Goverement) The provision of about $200mln to the banking sector for lending expansion in local currency in the fields of SME, Large businesses, agriculture, mortgages and consumer lending.