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Philippines economic update : preserving consistency and policy commitment (English)

The Philippines Economic Update (PEU) summarizes key economic and social developments, important policy changes, and the evolution of external conditions over the past six months. ... See More +

Working Paper 120239 OCT 01, 2017

Hansl,Birgit; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Financial globalization : a glass half empty ? (English)

Since the 1970s, the world has embarked on a new financial globalization era. Cross-country capital flows have significantly increased in developed and developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8194 SEP 13, 2017

Schmukler,Sergio L.; Abraham,Facundo Disclosed

Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)

This program document for the Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project has four pillars as follows : (i) Pillar A - Improve access to finance for small and young enterprises; (ii) Pillar B - Strengthen capital markets by improving the institutional framework and broadening the range of instruments; (iii) Pillar C - Improve the financial sustainability of the Caisse Marocaine des Retraites; and (iv) Pillar D - Strengthen oversight of the banking sector. ... See More +

Program Document 114404 JUL 19, 2017

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Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)

This paper looks at the impact of members' ability to switch pension fund provider and /or portfolio on the allocation of pension funds to long-term investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8143 JUL 11, 2017

Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique; Fuentes,Olga; Searle,Pamela; Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth Disclosed

Argentina - Capital market financing for infrastructure (English)

Argentina’s improved sovereign credit rating has helped to spur the recent sub-sovereign and corporate bond issues. In early April 2016, Standard & Poor’s upgraded Argentina’s sovereign ratings for local and foreign currency debt to B from B-. ... See More +

Working Paper 117054 JUN 28, 2017

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El Salvador - Local Government Strengthening Project (English)

Ratings for the Local Government Strengthening Project for El Salvador were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4118 JUN 27, 2017

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The 2017 joint review of the Standards and Codes initiative : executive summary (English)

This review adopts a strategic approach to this and forthcoming reviews of the Standards and Codes (S&C) initiative to address persistent challenges and capitalize on progress. ... See More +

Board Report 118573 JUN 19, 2017

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Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)

This program document for the Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project has four pillars as follows : (i) Pillar A - Improve access to finance for small and young enterprises; (ii) Pillar B - Strengthen capital markets by improving the institutional framework and broadening the range of instruments; (iii) Pillar C - Improve the financial sustainability of the Caisse Marocaine des Retraites; and (iv) Pillar D - Strengthen oversight of the banking sector. ... See More +

Program Document 114404 APR 19, 2017

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The importance of local capital markets for financing development (English)

Rudimentary markets for capital - for raising money and investing - exist in even the remotest places around the world. However, prudent macroeconomic management, regulation, investor protection, and innovation are necessary to transition these nascent markets, which are often speculative ventures prone to fraud, into modern, efficient, and well-functioning markets capable of serving the needs of investors and entrepreneurs, borrowers, and lenders alike. ... See More +

Brief 112692 JAN 01, 2017

Narayanaswamy,Meera; Blitzer,Charles R.; Carvajal,Ana Fiorella Disclosed

Masala bond program – nurturing a local currency bond market (English)

The financing needs of emerging markets are enormous. Sectors such as infrastructure, small business, and housing are vital to a nation’s sustainable development and require substantial financing support. ... See More +

Brief 112690 JAN 01, 2017

Shi,Lin-000470985 Disclosed

Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and SME Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)

Program Information Document 109673 NOV 01, 2016

English Disclosed

Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)

Controlling for bond and issuer characteristics, bond spreads are expected to be equal across different legal jurisdictions, and differences are expected to disappear through arbitrage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7863 OCT 17, 2016

Ratha,Dilip K.; De,Supriyo; Kurlat,Sergio Andres Disclosed

Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and SME Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 109673 SEP 20, 2016

Arabic Disclosed

How long is the maturity of corporate borrowing ? evidence from bond and loan issuances across markets (English)

This paper studies the extent to which access to domestic and international bond markets and syndicated loan markets and switches across them impact corporate debt maturity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7815 SEP 08, 2016

Cortina Lorente,Juan Jose; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Facilitating catastrophe risk transfer (English)

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) was established in 2007 with the support of the World Bank, the Government of Japan and other donors. ... See More +

Brief 93909 AUG 25, 2016

Navarro-Martin,Miguel; Bennett,Michael S. Disclosed

International financial integration of East Asia and Pacific (English)

This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of how economies in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region have been integrating financially with the rest of the world since the 1990s, using bilateral data on portfolio investments, syndicated bank loans, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), and greenfield investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7772 JUL 27, 2016

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Llovet Montanes,Ruth; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Firm financing and growth in the Arab region (English)

This paper documents how firms in Arab countries issue equity, corporate bonds, and syndicated loans in domestic and international markets to obtain financing and grow. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7756 JUL 20, 2016

Cortina Lorente,Juan Jose; Ismail,Soha Ismail Ahmed Aly; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Mexico - Financial sector assessment program : Infrastructure finance and capital markets : achievements and challenges (English)

Mexico’s challenges in infrastructure finance can be framed along similar lines as other Advanced Economies (AEs) and large Emerging Market Economies (EMEs). ... See More +

Working Paper 120396 JUL 01, 2016

Garcia Mora,Alfonso; Shabisigh,Ghiath Disclosed

Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members (English)

The pattern of debt flows to peripheral European Monetary Union members seems puzzling: they are mostly indirect and channeled through the large countries of the European Monetary Union. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7738 JUN 30, 2016

Ersal-Kiziler,Eylem; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

IFC Strategy & Business Outlook FY17-19 : responding to economic volatility (English)

This document has now been redacted for public disclosure in accordance with International Finance Corporation's (IFC) 2012 Access to Information Policy, following discussion by IFC’s Board on May 5, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 106493 JUN 20, 2016

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Philippines economic update : preserving consistency and policy commitment (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120239 Working Paper
Financial globalization : a glass half empty ? (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 WPS8194 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)
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JUL 19, 2017 114404 Program Document
Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8143 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina - Capital market financing for infrastructure (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 117054 Working Paper
El Salvador - Local Government Strengthening Project (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 ICR4118 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The 2017 joint review of the Standards and Codes initiative : executive summary (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 118573 Board Report
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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APR 19, 2017 114404 Program Document
The importance of local capital markets for financing development (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112692 Brief
Masala bond program – nurturing a local currency bond market (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112690 Brief
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and SME Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)
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NOV 01, 2016 109673 Program Information Document English
Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7863 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and SME Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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SEP 20, 2016 109673 Program Information Document Arabic
How long is the maturity of corporate borrowing ? evidence from bond and loan issuances across markets (English)
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SEP 08, 2016 WPS7815 Policy Research Working Paper
Facilitating catastrophe risk transfer (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 93909 Brief
International financial integration of East Asia and Pacific (English)
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JUL 27, 2016 WPS7772 Policy Research Working Paper
Firm financing and growth in the Arab region (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7756 Policy Research Working Paper
Mexico - Financial sector assessment program : Infrastructure finance and capital markets : achievements and challenges (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 120396 Working Paper
Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 WPS7738 Policy Research Working Paper
IFC Strategy & Business Outlook FY17-19 : responding to economic volatility (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 106493 Board Report