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Sukuk markets : a proposed approach for development (English)

The issuance of sukuk, as an instrument in Islamic finance, has been growing in recent years. Many policy makers and businesses are looking at the sukuk markets as sources of long-term financing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7133 DEC 01, 2014

Kusuma , Ketut Ariadi; Silva, Anderson Caputo

Strategic interactions and portfolio choice in money management : evidence from Colombian pension funds (English)

This paper studies the portfolio choice of strategic fund managers in the presence of a peer-based underperformance penalty. Evidence is taken from the Colombian pension fund management industry, where six asset managers are in charge of portfolio allocation for the mandatory contributions of the working population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6994 JUL 01, 2014

Morales, Alvaro Pedraza

Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (English)

Developing countries are trying to develop long-term financial markets and institutional investors are expected to play a key role. This paper uses unique evidence on the universe of institutional investors from the leading case of Chile to study to what extent mutual funds, pension funds, and insurance companies hold and bid for long-term instruments, and which factors affect their choices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6922 JUN 01, 2014

Opazo, Luis; Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L.

International asset allocations and capital flows : the benchmark effect (English)

This paper studies channels through which well-known benchmark indexes impact asset allocations and capital flows across countries. The study uses unique monthly micro-level data of benchmark compositions and mutual fund investments during 1996-2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6866 MAY 01, 2014

Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Williams, Tomas

Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)

The main goal of any pension system is to ensure that members receive an adequate pension income when they retire. Whilst traditional defined benefit (DB) pension plans set out what that pension income will be in advance and then strive to deliver it, the growing number of defined contribution (DC) plans accumulates a sum of assets which can then be turned into a pension income on retirement. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 86428 MAR 18, 2014

Randle, Tony; Rudolph, Heinz P.

Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)

Defined contribution pension systems have faced criticism in the wake of the financial and economic crisis for not delivering adequate and sustainable pension incomes at retirement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6813 MAR 01, 2014

Randle, Tony; Rudolph, Heinz P.

Tinker, taper, QE, bye ? the effect of quantitative easing on financial flows to developing countries (English)

This paper examines gross financial inflows to developing countries between 2000 and 2013, with a particular focus on the potential effects of quantitative easing policies in the United States and other high-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6820 MAR 01, 2014

Lim, Jamus Jerome; Mohapatra, Sanket; Stocker, Marc

Institutional investment in infrastructure in emerging markets and developing economies (English)

This study discusses the role of institutional investors in financing infrastructure in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). It analyses the actual involvement and the future investment potential of new financing sources such as public and private pension funds, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds. ... See More +

Board Report 91307 MAR 01, 2014

Institutional investment in infrastructure in developing countries : introduction to potential models (English)

The link between infrastructure and economic growth is widely acknowledged -- as is the infrastructure gap, which can act as a break on growth in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6780 FEB 01, 2014

Inderst, Georg; Stewart, Fiona

Financial development in Asia : beyond aggregate indicators (English)

This paper documents the major trends in financial development in Asia since the early 1990s and the spillovers to firms. It compares Asia with advanced and emerging countries and uses both aggregate and disaggregate indicators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6761 JAN 01, 2014

Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio L.

International Finance Corporation (IFC) annual report 2014 : big challenges, big solutions (Vol. 2 of 2) : IFC financials and projects 2014 (English)

Big challenges demand big solutions. This flagship report covers the International Finance Corporation's (IFC's) financial reporting, projects and commitments for FY2014. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 90949 JAN 01, 2014

Diaspora Investing : the business and investment interests of the Caribbean diaspora (English)

The Caribbean region is unique for many reasons. Perhaps most striking among these is the demographic fact that for almost every resident in the region there is an individual living in the diaspora abroad. ... See More +

Working Paper 84007 DEC 01, 2013

Dhanani, Qahir; Lee, Mina

Lebanon - Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) : capital market development - technical note (English)

Lebanese capital market is relatively small as the financial market is dominated by the banking sector. It is apparent that banks dominate financial intermediation in Lebanon to the extent it may inhibit the development of capital markets. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 84236 DEC 01, 2013

Lending concentration, bank performance and systemic risk : exploring cross-country variation (English)

Using both market-based and annual report-based approaches to measure lending specialization for a broad cross-section of banks and countries over the period 2002 to 2011, this paper is the first to empirically gauge the relationship between bank lending specialization and bank performance and stability in an international sample. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6604 SEP 01, 2013

Beck, Thorsten; De Jonghe, Olivier

Financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean : stylized facts and the road ahead (English)

The paper documents the major trends in financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean since the early 1990s. The paper compares trends in Latin America and the Caribbean with those in Asia, Eastern Europe, and advanced countries and compares countries within Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6582 AUG 01, 2013

Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio L.

India - International Organization of Securities Commission Objectives (IOSCO) and principles of securities regulation : detailed assessmenr : India - International Organization of Securities Commission Objectives (IOSCO) and principles of securities regulation : detailed assessment (English)

An assessment of the level of implementation of the IOSCO principles in the Indian securities market was conducted from June 15 to July 1, 2011 as part of the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) by Ana Carvajal, Monetary and capital markets department. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 80799 AUG 01, 2013

India - CPSS-IOSCO recommendations for securities settlement systems and central counterparties : detailed assessment (English)

The securities and derivatives clearing and settlement systems in India are organized around different types of products, which are (1) government securities, money market instruments and forex instruments; (2) corporate securities and financial derivatives; and (3) commodity derivatives. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 80797 AUG 01, 2013

Vietnam - Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) : corporate governance country assessment (English)

This report assesses Vietnam's corporate governance policy framework. It highlights recent improvements in corporate governance regulation, makes policy recommendations, and provides investors with a benchmark against which to measure corporate governance in Vietnam. ... See More +

Corporate Governance Assessment (ROSC) 88759 AUG 01, 2013

Robinett, David; Benedetta, Pasquale Di; Nguyet Anh, Anh

Brazil - Financial sector assessment program (English)

The Comissao de Valores Mobiliarios - Brazil Securities Commission (CVM) has made substantial progress since the 2002 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 80728 JUN 01, 2013

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: quarterly GDP growth picked up in high income countries in the first quarter of 2013, but decelerated in several developing countries; monetary policies in developing countries eased, with some exceptions, on concerns over slowing growth and on moderating inflation; and inflows into developing-country mutual funds have slowed during the first 5 months of 2013. ... See More +

Newsletter 89881 MAY 30, 2013

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Sukuk markets : a proposed approach for development (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7133 Policy Research Working Paper
Strategic interactions and portfolio choice in money management : evidence from Colombian pension funds (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6994 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6922 Policy Research Working Paper
International asset allocations and capital flows : the benchmark effect (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6866 Policy Research Working Paper
Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86428 Economic Updates and Modeling
Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6813 Policy Research Working Paper
Tinker, taper, QE, bye ? the effect of quantitative easing on financial flows to developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6820 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional investment in infrastructure in emerging markets and developing economies (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 91307 Board Report
Institutional investment in infrastructure in developing countries : introduction to potential models (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6780 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial development in Asia : beyond aggregate indicators (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6761 Policy Research Working Paper
International Finance Corporation (IFC) annual report 2014 : big challenges, big solutions (Vol. 2 of 2) : IFC financials and projects 2014 (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 90949 World Bank Annual Report
Diaspora Investing : the business and investment interests of the Caribbean diaspora (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 84007 Working Paper
Lebanon - Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) : capital market development - technical note (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 84236 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Lending concentration, bank performance and systemic risk : exploring cross-country variation (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6604 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean : stylized facts and the road ahead (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6582 Policy Research Working Paper
India - International Organization of Securities Commission Objectives (IOSCO) and principles of securities regulation : detailed assessmenr : India - International Organization of Securities Commission Objectives (IOSCO) and principles of securities regulation : detailed assessment (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 80799 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
India - CPSS-IOSCO recommendations for securities settlement systems and central counterparties : detailed assessment (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 80797 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Vietnam - Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) : corporate governance country assessment (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 88759 Corporate Governance Assessment (ROSC)
Brazil - Financial sector assessment program (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 80728 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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MAY 30, 2013 89881 Newsletter