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Financial services and preferential trade agreements : lessons from Latin America (English)

This book deals with financial liberalization issues in the context of trade negotiations. The liberalization of trade and investment in financial services is only a subset of the broader financial liberalization agenda. ... See More +

Policy Note 54897 JUN 09, 2010

Haddad, Mona; Stephanou, Constantinos; Disclosed

Rethinking market discipline in banking : lessons from the financial crisis (English)

The main objective of this paper is to rethink the use of market discipline for prudential purposes in light of lessons from the financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5227 MAR 01, 2010

Stephanou, Constantinos Disclosed

Credit rating agencies (English)

In the United States and Europe faulty credit ratings and flawed rating processes are widely perceived as being among the key contributors to the global financial crisis. ... See More +

Brief 53041 OCT 01, 2009

Katz, Jonathan; Salinas, Emanuel; Stephanou, Constantinos Disclosed

Smaller but safer? (English)

Global trends taken for granted in recent decades, the big expansion in global financial assets compared with underlying economic activity, growing global financial integration, shrinking role of the state in financial systems, and rising share of cross-border ownership of financial institutions, may reverse over the foreseeable future. ... See More +

Brief 49516 JUN 01, 2009

Stephanou, Constantinos Disclosed

The reform agenda (English)

The financial crisis has prompted a shift toward a tighter and more macro-prudential approach to financial regulation. But the reform agenda still needs to address the role of supervisory (rather than regulatory) failures, while the institutional arrangements needed to implement the new framework remain to be worked out. ... See More +

Brief 49515 JUN 01, 2009

Stephanou, Constantinos Disclosed

Dealing with the crisis (English)

The immediate financial sector policy responses to the financial crisis, including emergency liquidity support, expansion of financial safety nets, and interventions in financial institutions, have succeeded in stemming widespread panic. ... See More +

Brief 49514 JUN 01, 2009

Stephanou, Constantinos Disclosed

Including financial services in preferential trade agreements : lessons of international experience for China (English)

The objective of this paper is to address the main considerations for China of including financial services in its preferential trade agreements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4898 APR 01, 2009

Stephanou, Constantinos Disclosed

Banking in Brazil : structure, performance, drivers, and policy implications (English)

The objective of this paper is to analyze the industry structure of banking services in Brazil in order to shed light on financial performance and its drivers at a disaggregated level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4809 JAN 01, 2009

Urdapilleta, Eduardo; Stephanou, Constantinos Disclosed

Bank financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Colombia (English)

The objective of this paper is to shed light on current trends and policy challenges in the financing of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by banks in Colombia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4481 JAN 01, 2008

Stephanou, Constantinos; Rodriguez, Camila Disclosed

Liberalization of trade in financial services : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This policy note is based on a project on financial services and trade agreements in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. It emphasizes that the liberalization of trade in financial services is helpful to, but is not a panacea for, domestic financial system modernization. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 42855 JAN 01, 2008

Stephanou, Constantinos Disclosed

Financing of the private sector in Mexico, 2000-05 : evolution, composition, and determinants (English)

The objective of this paper is to describe the evolution, composition, and determinants of financing to the nonfinancial private sector in Mexico between 2000 and 2005. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4264 JUN 01, 2007

Stephanou, Constantinos; Munoz, Emanuel Salinas Disclosed

Financial services liberalization and trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This note analyzes the trade liberalization of financial services via preferential trade agreements (PTAs) that were undertaken by countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR). ... See More +

Newsletter 39642 APR 11, 2007

Stephanou, Constantinos

Financial services and trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean : an overview (English)

The authors review the international framework governing trade in financial services, describe the treatment of financial services in recent trade agreements involving Latin America and Caribbean countries, and analyze the liberalization commitments made in three selected country case studies-Chile, Colombia, and Costa Rica. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4181 APR 01, 2007

Goncalves, Marilyne Pereira; Stephanou, Constantinos Disclosed

Financial system structure in Colombia : a proposal for a reform agenda (English)

The objective of this policy paper is to identify and propose high-level legal and regulatory reforms to Colombia's financial system structure that would enhance efficiency and/or mitigate risks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4006 SEP 01, 2006

De la Cruz, Javier; Stephanou, Constantinos Disclosed

Credit risk measurement under Basel II : an overview and implementation issues for developing countries (English)

The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the changes in the calculation of minimum regulatory capital requirements for credit risk that have been drafted by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel II). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3556 APR 01, 2005

Stephanou, Constantinos; Mendoza, Juan Carlos Disclosed

Supervision of financial conglomerates : the case of Chile (English)

The author describes the presence of financial conglomerates and assesses the extent to which the risks they introduce to the Chilean financial system are mitigated by existing oversight arrangements (and at what cost). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3553 MAR 01, 2005

Stephanou, Constantinos

Regulating market risk in banks : a comparison of alternative regulatory regimes (English)

The author evaluates three approaches to regulating market risk in banks on the basis of efficiency, competitive neutrality, and effectiveness in regulation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1692 DEC 31, 1996

Stephanou, Constantinos

Regulating market risk in banks - the options (English)

Regulators concerned about the costs of bank insolvency and of systemic risk arising from the volatility of bank trading portfolios have developed three different approaches to setting risk-based minimum capital adequacy standards for market risk. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16887 DEC 31, 1996

Stephanou, Constantinos

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Financial services and preferential trade agreements : lessons from Latin America (English)
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JUN 09, 2010 54897 Policy Note
Rethinking market discipline in banking : lessons from the financial crisis (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 WPS5227 Policy Research Working Paper
Credit rating agencies (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 53041 Brief
Smaller but safer? (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 49516 Brief
The reform agenda (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 49515 Brief
Dealing with the crisis (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 49514 Brief
Including financial services in preferential trade agreements : lessons of international experience for China (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2009 WPS4898 Policy Research Working Paper
Banking in Brazil : structure, performance, drivers, and policy implications (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 WPS4809 Policy Research Working Paper
Bank financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Colombia (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4481 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberalization of trade in financial services : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 42855 Other Poverty Study
Financing of the private sector in Mexico, 2000-05 : evolution, composition, and determinants (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 WPS4264 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial services liberalization and trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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APR 11, 2007 39642 Newsletter
Financial services and trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean : an overview (English)
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APR 01, 2007 WPS4181 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial system structure in Colombia : a proposal for a reform agenda (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 WPS4006 Policy Research Working Paper
Credit risk measurement under Basel II : an overview and implementation issues for developing countries (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2005 WPS3556 Policy Research Working Paper
Supervision of financial conglomerates : the case of Chile (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 WPS3553 Policy Research Working Paper
Regulating market risk in banks : a comparison of alternative regulatory regimes (English)
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DEC 31, 1996 WPS1692 Policy Research Working Paper
Regulating market risk in banks - the options (English)
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DEC 31, 1996 16887 Viewpoint