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Cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services : the role of policy and industrial structure (English)

This paper presents evidence on the determinants of cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services sectors. It develops a stylized model of mergers and acquisitions that predicts that the incidence of merger and acquisition deals depends, inter alia, on the target economy's size, industrial structure and investment policies, as well as on bilateral transactions costs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6905 JUN 01, 2014

Barattieri, Alessandro; Borchert, Ingo; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Surges and stops in FDI flows to developing countries : does the mode of entry make a difference ? (English)

This paper investigates the factors associated with foreign direct investment "surges" and "stops," defined as sharp increases and decreases, respectively, of gross foreign direct investment inflows to the developing world and differentiated based on whether these events are led by waves in greenfield investments or mergers and acquisitions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6771 FEB 01, 2014

Burger, Martijn J.; Ianchovichina, Elena I. Disclosed

International debt statistics 2013 (English)

International Debt Statistics (IDS) presents data and analysis information on the external debt of developing countries for 2011, based on actual flows and debt related transactions reported to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System (DRS) by 128 developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 74468 JAN 01, 2013

Levent, Ibrahim Disclosed

Bilateral M&A activity from the global south (English)

This paper studies the factors associated with outbound bilateral mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity by firms located in emerging economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5953 JAN 01, 2012

Dailami, Mansoor; Kurlat, Sergio; Lim, Jamus Jerome Disclosed

Is the financial safety net a barrier to cross-border banking ? (English)

A bank's interest expenses rise with its degree of internationalization, measured by its share of foreign liabilities in total liabilities or a Herfindahl index of international liability concentration, especially if the bank is performing badly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5947 JAN 01, 2012

Bertay, Ata Can; Demirguc-Kunt Asli; Huizinga, Harry Disclosed

Guía del Usuario : resolución de conflictos de gobierno corporativo (Vol. 3) : Training (English)

The Global Corporate Governance Forum's fourth toolkit provides practical guidance on how consensus-based alternatives to adjudication can help prevent, resolve, and reduce the negative impact of corporate governance disputes and consequently contribute to improving corporate governance practices, strengthening investor confidence, and supporting business continuity. ... See More +

Working Paper 62893 JUL 01, 2011

Spanish, Chinese Disclosed

Large devaluations, foreign direct investment and exports : a speculative note (English)

One side-effect of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 was the resurgence of a debate over exchange rates. The conventional wisdom dictates that real-exchange rate adjustments are needed in order to bring about changes in trade balances across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5619 MAR 01, 2011

Lederman, Daniel Disclosed

Will FDI be resilient in this crisis? (English)

Although foreign direct investment (FDI) flows have tended to remain resilient during previous crises, they may not behave in a similar fashion during the current crisis. ... See More +

Brief 53539 JAN 01, 2009

Calderon, Cesar; Didier, Tatiana Disclosed

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Investment climate assessment (English)

The private enterprise sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has been expanding steadily, and estimates are that it presently contributes close to 50 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 48632 JUN 10, 2008

Disclosed

DECPG daily brief economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily brief economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: global stock markets continue in recovery; European business and consumer sentiment at apparent odds; Japan's inflation surges to nine-year high in December; and among emerging markets in East Asia, and Latin America. ... See More +

Newsletter 60926 JAN 25, 2008

Riordan, Mick; Savescu, Cristina; Ju Kim, Eung; Streifel, Shane; De Kleine, Annette Disclosed

Daily brief economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the daily brief economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: U.S. incomes and spending pick-up in August; European confidence down; inflation breaches European Central Bank's (ECB's) 2 percent target; Japan's production rebounds; household spending surprises to the upside; and among emerging markets. ... See More +

Newsletter 60752 SEP 28, 2007

Riordan, Mick; Savescu, Cristina; Ju Kim, Eung; Streifel, Shane; DeKleine, Annette Disclosed

Daily brief economics and financial market commentary (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the daily brief economics and financial market commentary newsletter are as follows: emerging market (EM) debt spreads return to all-time lows; Peru exchanges and buys back external bonds; and among emerging markets. ... See More +

Newsletter 60484 FEB 26, 2007

Riordan, Mick; Savescu, Cristina; Ju Kim, Eung; Streifel, Shane; DeKleine, Annette Disclosed

Foreign direct investment in Mexico since the approval of NAFTA (English)

Cross-country panel data are used to assess the effect of free-trade agreements on flows of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Free-trade agreements are found to have a significant positive effect on FDI flows, and free-trade agreements are found to matter more for the smaller members of the agreement. ... See More +

Journal Article 77494 SEP 01, 2005

Cuevas, Alfredo; Messmacher, Miguel; Werner, Alejandro Disclosed

How foreign participation and market concentration impact bank spreads: evidence from Latin America : How foreign participation and market concentration impact bank spreads: evidence from Latin America (English)

Increasing foreign participation and high concentration levels characterize the recent evolution of banking sectors' market structures in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 28214 FEB 03, 2004

Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez; Mody, Ashoka

How foreign participation and market concentration impact bank spreads : evidence from Latin America (English)

Increasing foreign participation and high concentration levels characterize the recent evolution of banking sectors' market structures in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3210 FEB 01, 2004

Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Mody, Ashoka

Greenfield foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions - feedback and macroeconomic effects (English)

Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to developing countries surged in the 1990s to become their leading source of external financing. This rise in FDI volume was accompanied by a marked change in its composition: investment taking the form of acquisition of existing assets (mergers and acquisitions) grew much more rapidly than investment in new assets ("greenfield" FDI), particularly in countries undertaking extensive privatization of public enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3192 JAN 15, 2004

Calderon, Cesar; Loayza, Norman; Serven, Luis;

Foreign bank entry : experience implications for developing economies, and agenda for further research (English)

In recent years foreign banks have expanded their presence significantly in several developing economies. In Argentina and Chile in Latin America and in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland in Eastern Europe, foreign controlled banks now hold more than half of total banking assets. ... See More +

Journal Article 76443 MAR 01, 2003

Clarke, Geroge; Cull, Robert; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Sanchez, Susana M Disclosed

Mexico - Bank Restructuring (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR11157 MAY 30, 2002

Disclosed

Recent trends in the transfer of resources to developing countries - a background note for the Development Committee Meeting of April 2002 prepared by the Staff of the World Bank (English)

The slowdown in industrial countries reduced developing countries' export revenues, and hence, their capacity to borrow, although this was partially mitigated by the drop in interest rates. ... See More +

Board Report 30603 MAR 29, 2002

Bank lending to small businesses in Latin America : does Bank origin matter? (English)

In recent years foreign bank participation has increased tremendously in Latin America. Some observers argue that foreign bank entry will benefit Latin American banking systems by reducing the volatility of loans and deposits and increasing efficiency. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2760 JAN 31, 2002

Clarke,George R.; Cull, Robert; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad; Sanchez, Susana M.

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Cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services : the role of policy and industrial structure (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6905 Policy Research Working Paper
Surges and stops in FDI flows to developing countries : does the mode of entry make a difference ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6771 Policy Research Working Paper
International debt statistics 2013 (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74468 Publication
Bilateral M&A activity from the global south (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5953 Policy Research Working Paper
Is the financial safety net a barrier to cross-border banking ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5947 Policy Research Working Paper
Guía del Usuario : resolución de conflictos de gobierno corporativo (Vol. 3) : Training (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 62893 Working Paper Spanish, Chinese
Large devaluations, foreign direct investment and exports : a speculative note (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5619 Policy Research Working Paper
Will FDI be resilient in this crisis? (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 53539 Brief
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Investment climate assessment (English)
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JUN 10, 2008 48632 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
DECPG daily brief economics and financial market commentary (English)
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JAN 25, 2008 60926 Newsletter
Daily brief economics and financial market commentary (English)
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SEP 28, 2007 60752 Newsletter
Daily brief economics and financial market commentary (English)
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FEB 26, 2007 60484 Newsletter
Foreign direct investment in Mexico since the approval of NAFTA (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 77494 Journal Article
How foreign participation and market concentration impact bank spreads: evidence from Latin America : How foreign participation and market concentration impact bank spreads: evidence from Latin America (English)
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FEB 03, 2004 28214 Working Paper
How foreign participation and market concentration impact bank spreads : evidence from Latin America (English)
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FEB 01, 2004 WPS3210 Policy Research Working Paper
Greenfield foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions - feedback and macroeconomic effects (English)
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JAN 15, 2004 WPS3192 Policy Research Working Paper
Foreign bank entry : experience implications for developing economies, and agenda for further research (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 76443 Journal Article
Mexico - Bank Restructuring (English)
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MAY 30, 2002 ICRR11157 Implementation Completion Report Review
Recent trends in the transfer of resources to developing countries - a background note for the Development Committee Meeting of April 2002 prepared by the Staff of the World Bank (English)
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MAR 29, 2002 30603 Board Report
Bank lending to small businesses in Latin America : does Bank origin matter? (English)
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JAN 31, 2002 WPS2760 Policy Research Working Paper