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Capital flow measures : structural or cyclical policy tools? (English)

This paper analyzes the use of capital flow measures in emerging markets. Drawing on a specially compiled new database of capital flow measures, it establishes that policy makers in emerging market economies do not use capital flow measures as an active tool at business cycle frequency. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8418 APR 26, 2018

Gupta,Poonam; Masetti,Oliver Disclosed

Capital inflows, equity issuance activity, and corporate investment (English)

This paper uses issuance-level data to study how equity capital inflows that enter emerging market economies affect equity issuance and corporate investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8405 APR 12, 2018

Calomiris,Charles W.; Larrain,Mauricio; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Africa's pulse (English)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have picked up to 2.6 percent in 2017 from 1.5 percent in 2016. This upswing reflected, on the supply side, rising oil and metals production, encouraged by recovering commodity prices, and improving agricultural conditions following droughts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125329 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Africa's pulse (French)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have picked up to 2.6 percent in 2017 from 1.5 percent in 2016. This upswing reflected, on the supply side, rising oil and metals production, encouraged by recovering commodity prices, and improving agricultural conditions following droughts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125329 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Gross capital flows, common factors, and the global financial cycle (English)

This paper assesses the international comovement of gross capital inflows and outflows using a two-level factor model. Among advanced and emerging countries, capital flows exhibit strong commonality: common (global and country group-specific) factors account, on average, for close to half of their variance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8354 FEB 22, 2018

Barrot Araya,Luis Diego; Serven,Luis Disclosed

Brazil - Investment Plan Coordination Project (English)

The development objective of the Investment Plan Coordination Project is to strengthen the Brazil's capacity in (i) coordinating Brazil Investment Plan (BIP) projects; (ii) supervising, planning, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on BIP’s implementation. ... See More +

Project Paper PP2588 NOV 02, 2017

Disclosed

Capitalizing on investment opportunities (English)

Myanmar’s macroeconomic environment remains stable, though economic growth is estimated to have slowed to 5.9 percent in 2016-17 compared to 7 percent in 2015-16, weighed down by slower investment demand. ... See More +

Working Paper 122691 OCT 01, 2017

Nair,Arvind; Kessler, Martin; Mishra,Deepak K.; Zin,May Thet; Mohib,Saiyed Shabih Ali; Rab,Habib Nasser Disclosed

Leapfrogging : the key to Africa's development - from constraints to investment opportunities (English)

Despite sustained economic growth over the past two decades, Sub-Saharan Africa faces massive challenges and significant gaps in many development outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 119849 SEP 20, 2017

Blimpo,Moussa Pouguinimpo; Minges,Michael; Kouamé, Wilfried A.; Azomahou,Theophile Thomas; Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng; Meniago,Christelle; Buitano,Mapi M.; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Bangladesh - Investment Promotion and Financing Facility Project (English)

Ratings for the Investment Promotion and Financing Facility Project for Bangladesh were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4145 JUN 27, 2017

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Second Investment Promotion and Financing Facility Project (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 112434 JAN 29, 2017

Disclosed

Global economic prospects : weak investment in uncertain times (English)

Stagnant global trade, subdued investment, and heightened policy uncertainty marked another difficult year for the world economy. A moderate recovery is expected for 2017, with receding obstacles to activity in commodity exporters and solid domestic demand in commodity importers. ... See More +

Board Report 112054 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Vietnam - Local Development Investment Funds Project (English)

Ratings for the Local Development Investment Funds Project for Vietnam were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3993 DEC 27, 2016

Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Third Village Investment Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 112143 DEC 20, 2016

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Forest Investment Program Investment Plan Preparation Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 111304 OCT 10, 2016

Disclosed

Innovative investment project financing supports energy stabilization fund in Uruguay (English)

Fondo de Estabilización Energética (FEE) is a mechanism established by the Government of Uruguay to reduce the impact of drought on Government and electricity utility finances. ... See More +

Brief 119898 AUG 25, 2016

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

Haiti - Business Development and Investment Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSR11744 DEC 22, 2015

Disclosed

MIGA : mobilizing investments, rebuilding confidence (French)

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) insures foreign direct investments against losses related to: (i) currency inconvertibility and transfer restrictions; (ii) expropriation; (iii) war, civil disturbance terrorism, and sabotage; (iv) breach of contract; and (v) non-honoring of sovereign financial obligations. ... See More +

Brief 77591 JAN 01, 2015

Arabic, English Disclosed

MIGA : mobilizing investments, rebuilding confidence (Arabic)

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) insures foreign direct investments against losses related to: (i) currency inconvertibility and transfer restrictions; (ii) expropriation; (iii) war, civil disturbance terrorism, and sabotage; (iv) breach of contract; and (v) non-honoring of sovereign financial obligations. ... See More +

Brief 77591 JAN 01, 2015

French, English Disclosed

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) annual report 2014 : insuring investments, ensuring opportunities (Russian)

In fiscal year 2014, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) issued a total of $3.2 billion in guarantees for projects in MIGA's developing member countries. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 91499 JUN 30, 2014

Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

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Capital flow measures : structural or cyclical policy tools? (English)
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APR 26, 2018 WPS8418 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital inflows, equity issuance activity, and corporate investment (English)
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APR 12, 2018 WPS8405 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa's pulse (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125329 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Africa's pulse (French)
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APR 01, 2018 125329 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gross capital flows, common factors, and the global financial cycle (English)
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FEB 22, 2018 WPS8354 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil - Investment Plan Coordination Project (English)
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NOV 02, 2017 PP2588 Project Paper
Capitalizing on investment opportunities (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 122691 Working Paper
Leapfrogging : the key to Africa's development - from constraints to investment opportunities (English)
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SEP 20, 2017 119849 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Investment Promotion and Financing Facility Project (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 ICR4145 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Bangladesh - Second Investment Promotion and Financing Facility Project (English)
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JAN 29, 2017 112434 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Global economic prospects : weak investment in uncertain times (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112054 Board Report
Vietnam - Local Development Investment Funds Project (English)
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DEC 27, 2016 ICR3993 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Kyrgyz Republic - Third Village Investment Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 20, 2016 112143 Procurement Plan
Bangladesh - Forest Investment Program Investment Plan Preparation Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 10, 2016 111304 Procurement Plan
Innovative investment project financing supports energy stabilization fund in Uruguay (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119898 Brief
International financial integration of East Asia and Pacific (English)
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JUL 27, 2016 WPS7772 Policy Research Working Paper
Haiti - Business Development and Investment Project (English)
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DEC 22, 2015 ISDSR11744 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
MIGA : mobilizing investments, rebuilding confidence (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 77591 Brief Arabic, English
MIGA : mobilizing investments, rebuilding confidence (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2015 77591 Brief French, English
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) annual report 2014 : insuring investments, ensuring opportunities (Russian)
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JUN 30, 2014 91499 World Bank Annual Report Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Chinese, English