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Applying IFRS 9 to Central Banks foreign reserves (English)

Effective January 1, 2018, IFRS 9 Financial Instruments will replace IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement (IAS 39). Unlike most publications on IFRS 9, this paper focuses primarily on the application of the new standard on central banks’ foreign reserve assets, which increasingly constitute a substantial part of central banks’ balance sheet. ... See More +

Working Paper 102852 JAN 20, 2016

Chidawaya,Lott; Bajaj, Amit; Chen,Wei-000334325; Dai,Kelley Yueyao; Ha,Yunjung Sarah; Martin,Diann Dodd; Ng,Shaun Wei Tjia; Shotter,Robert Anthony Surtees; Li,Ying Eileen

How does long-term finance affect economic volatility ? (English)

This paper examines how the ability to access long-term debt affects firm-level growth volatility. The analysis finds that firms in industries with stronger preference to use long-term finance relative to short-term finance experience lower growth volatility in countries with better-developed financial systems, as these firms may benefit from reduced refinancing risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7535 JAN 19, 2016

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Horvath,Balint Laszlo; Huizinga,Harry P.

Investment funds for development program : programmatic approach background concept note (English)

The overall objective of the SDGs is to overcome poverty and save the planet. To meet the SDGs, total incremental investment needs in developing countries through 2030 are estimated at US$1.5 to US$2.5 trillion per year, of which US$800 billion to US$ 1.4 trillion (or about 60) from private sources. ... See More +

Working Paper 102683 JAN 07, 2016

Divakaran,Shanthi; Halland,Havard; Noel,Michel; Atamuratova,Sevara

Croatia - Macro monitoring report - December 2015 (English)

After six years of economic contraction, Croatia started a gradual recovery in 2015. Continued recovery in the EU and events in competing tourism markets boosted Croatia’s exports of goods and services, while oil and food price declines and income tax changes contributed to a rebound in private consumption. ... See More +

Brief 102689 DEC 31, 2015

Rwanda’s new companies : an overview of registrations, taxes, employment and exports (English)

The Government of Rwanda has introduced several reforms since 2009 that have significantly improved the domestic business environment. One of the reforms is the one-stop shop for business registration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7527 DEC 30, 2015

Savini Zangrandi,Michele; Mogollon,Maria Paulina

The impact of the global financial crisis on firms' capital structure (English)

Using a data set covering about 277,000 firms across 79 countries over the period 2004-11, this paper examines the evolution of firms' capital structure during the global financial crisis and its aftermath in 2010-11. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7522 DEC 21, 2015

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Martinez Peria,Maria Soledad; Tressel,Thierry

Voices assessment of perceived risks facing the Microfinance (MF) sector in the Arab World (English)

During the last decade, the microfinance sector in MENA has caromed from crisis to crisis. Some were caused by problems within the sector itself (Morocco crisis), while others were a product of the political instability that has gripped the region since the beginning of what was known then as the Arab Spring (early 2011). ... See More +

Working Paper 102193 DEC 18, 2015

El Gamal, Dalia; Beshay,Karen Ramses Wanis

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Country partnership framework for FY2016-2020 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 102119 DEC 15, 2015

Tonga - Pacific Regional Connectivity Program : P113184 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19442 DEC 14, 2015

Beschorner,Natasha

Toward a more business friendly tax regime : key challenges in South Asia (English)

This paper discusses competitiveness-related issues surrounding the design and administration of corporate and value added/sales taxes in four South Asian countries -- Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7513 DEC 14, 2015

Reva,Anna

International debt statistics 2016 (English)

International Debt Statistics 2016 focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for low, middle, and high-income countries. ... See More +

Publication 102127 DEC 14, 2015

Rucaj,Evis; Fantom,Neil James; Agarwal,Parul-000490117; Bourke,Peter; Nyakeri,Cynthia Nyanchama; Pollock,Malvina A.; Sukaj,Rubena; Song,Sun Hwa; Vellos,Rasiel Victor; Venkatesan,Alagiriswamy

Bolivia - Country partnership framework FY16-20 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 101710 DEC 08, 2015

The role of private equity and debt funds in SME and infrastructure finance (English)

This report presents graphical data on following topics: overall evolution of private equity (PE) funds; emergence of private debt funds; venture capital funds; and infrastructure funds. ... See More +

Working Paper 101672 DEC 07, 2015

Noel,Michel

The effects of volatility, fiscal policy cyclicality and financial development on growth : evidence for the Eastern Caribbean (English)

This paper presents estimates of the effects that terms of trade volatility has on growth of real gross domestic product per capita. Based on five-year non-overlapping panel data comprising 175 countries during 1980–2010, the paper finds that: (i) in model specifications that do not include country fixed effects, terms of trade volatility has a significant negative average effect on economic growth; (ii) once country fixed effects are included in the model, the average effect of terms of trade volatility on economic growth is not significantly different from zero; (iii) robust to the inclusion of country fixed effects, terms of trade volatility has significantly adverse effects on economic growth in countries with pro-cyclical fiscal policy; and (iv) in model specifications that do not include country fixed effects, financial development is a significant mediating factor with regard to the effect that terms of trade volatility has on economic growth, however, the significance of this effect vanishes once country fixed effects are included in the model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7507 DEC 03, 2015

Brüeckner,Markus; Carneiro,Francisco Galrao

Capital market instruments to mobilize institutional investors to infrastructure and SME financing in emerging market economies : report for the G20 (English)

This report seeks to identify key capital markets instruments that can help mobilize institutional investors to infrastructure and small and medium enterprises (SME) financing in emerging market economies (EMEs). ... See More +

Working Paper 101512 DEC 01, 2015

Tonga - First Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Program Information Document 101885 DEC 01, 2015

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Applying IFRS 9 to Central Banks foreign reserves (English)
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JAN 20, 2016 102852 Working Paper
How does long-term finance affect economic volatility ? (English)
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JAN 19, 2016 WPS7535 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment funds for development program : programmatic approach background concept note (English)
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JAN 07, 2016 102683 Working Paper
Croatia - Macro monitoring report - December 2015 (English)
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DEC 31, 2015 102689 Brief
Rwanda’s new companies : an overview of registrations, taxes, employment and exports (English)
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DEC 30, 2015 WPS7527 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of the global financial crisis on firms' capital structure (English)
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DEC 21, 2015 WPS7522 Policy Research Working Paper
Voices assessment of perceived risks facing the Microfinance (MF) sector in the Arab World (English)
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DEC 18, 2015 102193 Working Paper
Egypt - Country partnership framework and first fiscal consolidation, sustainable energy, and competitiveness programmatic development policy financing : chair summary (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 102225 Board Summary
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Country partnership framework for FY2016-2020 : chair summary (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102119 Board Summary
Tonga - Pacific Regional Connectivity Program : P113184 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)
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DEC 14, 2015 ISR19442 Implementation Status and Results Report
Toward a more business friendly tax regime : key challenges in South Asia (English)
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DEC 14, 2015 WPS7513 Policy Research Working Paper
International debt statistics 2016 (English)
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DEC 14, 2015 102127 Publication
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, and the Boards of Directors of IFC and MIGA, held on December 10, 2015 (English)
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DEC 10, 2015 102276 Minutes
Peru - Boosting Human Capital and Productivity Development Policy Financing with a Deferred Drawdown Option (DPF-DDO) Project (English)
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DEC 10, 2015 101895 Program Information Document
Chad - Country partnership framework FY16-20 and fiscal consolidation program support grant : chair summary (English)
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DEC 10, 2015 101813 Board Summary
Bolivia - Country partnership framework FY16-20 : chair summary (English)
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DEC 08, 2015 101710 Board Summary
The role of private equity and debt funds in SME and infrastructure finance (English)
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DEC 07, 2015 101672 Working Paper
The effects of volatility, fiscal policy cyclicality and financial development on growth : evidence for the Eastern Caribbean (English)
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DEC 03, 2015 WPS7507 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital market instruments to mobilize institutional investors to infrastructure and SME financing in emerging market economies : report for the G20 (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101512 Working Paper
Tonga - First Inclusive Growth Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101885 Program Information Document