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Role of Central Banks in Supervision and Regulation

A.K. Sohani (Author) Ravi Kumar Jain B. (Author)
Synopsis Central Banking is regarded by many as one that is engaged in the formulation of monetary policy, banking and financial policies, and one of regulating and supervising the finances and bringing about financial stability of the country. Concomitant with the above statutory obligation enjoined on it, the bank strives to bring the supervisory and regulatory standards of commercial banks on a par with the international best practices. In this context, it is critical to have an understanding about the supervisory regulatory aspects of central banks and their role in ensuring financial stability in the system. This book mainly aims at presenting the importance of central bank as a supervisor and regulator of banks, and how various means and mechanism available at its disposal are used in discharging its role effectively as a supervisor and regulator. It also explores various tools in supervision and regulation during banking crises and how it manages it. To assess the economic and financial situation, market based indicators like credit exposures to various sectors of economy, regulatory compliance on issues like provisioning requirement and capital adequacy requirement are certainly informative and obtained through the supervisory process. For performing its main activity as laid down in the preamble of any central bank the first and foremost requisite would be to bring about financial stability in the system. This is achieved mostly by a system of regulating and supervising the entities and banking is no exception. The book is aimed at providing insights into the essence of the central bank's supervisory and regulatory role, and the measures it undertakes while discharging such roles. This book is targeted at students, researchers, professors in the field of banking, finance and economics and professionals and executives from banking, finance and financial services industries.
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About the authors

A.K. Sohani

A K Sohani holds an M.Sc degree from Osmania University.He is a qualified associate of the Institute of Bankers. He has acquired CAIIB qualification and has done his Sabbatical with Administrative staff college of India (ASCI). Prior to joining Icfai Business School Research Centre, Hyderabad, as a Senior Consulting Editor, he worked with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as Chief General Manager, and was associated with it in capacities as Regional Director of Nagpur Office. He also worked as Executive Director with National Housing Bank (NHB).

Ravi Kumar Jain B.

Ravi Kumar Jain B holds an MBA degree (Finance) from Osmania University, Hyderabad and PGD ITM (E-commerce & EDI) from AIMA, New Delhi. He has worked as Assistant Professor in a B-school affiliated to Osmania University for four years in Hyderabad. Presently, he is working as a senior faculty member and heads Special projects cell at Icfai Research Centre, Hyderabad. He also teaches at Icfai Business School, Hyderabad. He has presented several research papers in national and international conferences in India and abroad. He has got many of his articles published in several refereed journals. He has received an award, 'Researcher of the Year', from the Vice President of India, for the best contribution in an international conference on Enhancing Global Business Competitiveness in November 2004, at New Delhi. He has authored a book titled "Open Source Software: A Revolution in the Making" and has edited several books on the themes related to Internet and business management, the latest being "Internet Governance: An Introduction" and "IT Governance: An Introduction". His areas of interest include outsourcing, Information Technology management, e-commerce, strategic management and financial management.

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Title Role of Central Banks in Supervision and Regulation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788131415788
length 236p.