History of the Algerian Banking Industry 1830-2010

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This important in-depth analysis of the institutional framework of the Algerian banking industry from 1830 to 2010 is a must read for academics, policy makers and individuals interested in the economics of emerging countries and specifically Algeria. It charts the banking evolution and development during Algeria’s post-independence and socialist periods; its relationship to global monetary policy; its free market transformation and its de facto inefficiency. The book also provides insight into the banking change agents from a political cultural perspective and suggests important reforms that would stabilize the Algerian banking industry in the future.


“For managers and policy makers, the book is an excellent reference to understanding key issues and changes taking place in the Algerian banking Sector…[it] will be of great interest to academics, policy makers, bank managers, students and individuals…this book serves as a valuable reference for studying banking sector in emerging and developing economies in general and Algeria in particular.”
-Dr. Kamel Mellahi,
Professor of Strategic Management,
Warwick Business School(UK)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Charts
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1:
Chapter 2: The Algerian Economy
Chapter 3: The Algerian Banking System before Independence (1830 to 1962)
Chapter 4: The Algerian banking System Immediately after Gaining Independence (1962 to 1968)
-The Creation of the Dinar and the Central Bank of Algeria
-Retail Financial Institutions
Chapter 5: The Algerian Banking System during the Socialist Economic Regime (1968 to 1990)
-The National Currency Changes during 1968 to 1990
Chapter 6: The Transition to a Market Orientated Banking System (1990 onwards)
-A Banking Sector Characterized by its Excess Liquidity
Chapter 7: Islamic Banking in Algeria
Chapter 8: The Monetary Policies in Algeria
-Soundness of the banking System
-Development of the Algerian Monetary Policy Regime
-The First Foreign Exchange Reform (1989 to 1994)
-The Second Foreign Exchange Reform (1995 onwards)
-Price Stability and the Soundness of the Algerian Banking System
-Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate
-Risk Management and Credit Derivatives in Algeria
Chapter 9: Banking Supervision and Economic Developments
-The Role of the Treasury
-Risk Management
-Information Disclosure and Supervision
-Banking Management Practices
Chapter 10: The Algiers Stock Exchange
Chapter 11: Recent banking Developments in Algeria
Chapter 12: Summary and Conclusion
Appendix I: Financial Institutions Number of Branches (2006 to 2010)
Appendix II: Balance Sheet of Deposit Money banks (Summary). 2006 to 2010
Appendix III: Monetary Survey (Memorandum Items in percent), 2006 to 2010
Appendix IV: Distribution of Credit by Economic Sector, 2006 to 2010
Appendix V: Distribution of GDP by Sector, 2006 to 2010
Appendix VI: Foreign Banks Operating in Algeria and their Country of Origin, 2013
Appendix VII: Algeria Internet Users, 2000 to 2012
Appendix VIII: State-Owned banks Capital Share by Economic Sector

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