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Economic and Financial Review

Alternative Title

Financial Reforms and Interest Rate Spreads in the Commercial Banking System in Malawi by E. W. Chirwa and Mlachila, IMF Staff Papers, Vol. 51, No.1, 2004.

Authors

R. O. Olaitan

Publisher

Central Bank of Nigeria, Research Department.

Keywords

Financial reforms, Interest rate spread, Commercial banking system, Malawi

Abstract

The specific objective of the paper was to carry out an empirical investigation on the impact of financial sector reforms (pre-and-post liberalization periods) on interest rate spreads in the commercial banking system of the Malawian economy. The paper posits that pre-liberalization period of the Malawian financial sector was predominantly under the control regime. This policy regime also encompassed the country's monetary policy design and management. specifically, the ceiling on interest rates, credit limits, and the specification of a fixed exchange rate regime, among others.

Issue

42

Volume

3

Recommended Citation

Olaitan, R.O. (2004). Financial reforms and interest rate spreads in the commercial banking system in Malawi - a review. Economic and Financial Review, 42(3), 151-154.

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