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Corporate governance and bank insolvency risk : international evidence (English)

This paper finds that shareholder-friendly corporate governance is positively associated with bank insolvency risk, as proxied by the Z-score and the Merton's distance to default measure, for an international sample of banks over the 2004-08 period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7017 SEP 01, 2014

Anginer, Deniz; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Huizinga, Harry; Ma, Kebin

The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 1 of 2) : overview (English)

The G20’s focus on financial inclusion directly contributes to its core goal of achieving strong, sustainable, and balanced growth. Studies show that broader access to and participation in the financial system can reduce income inequality, boost job creation, accelerate consumption, increase investments in human capital, and directly help poor people manage risk and absorb financial shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 90305 AUG 28, 2014

Turkey - Long Term Finance Guarantee Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet AC7073 AUG 28, 2014

Bhutan - Fiscal Sustainability and Investment Climate Project (English)

Program Information Document 90298 AUG 27, 2014

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Newsletter 89789 AUG 11, 2014

Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (English)

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimates and high-frequency indicators suggest continued weakness in the economy even before the latest round of economic sanctions introduced by the European Union (EU), the United States (U.S.), and other countries in late July. ... See More +

Working Paper 90168 AUG 11, 2014

Hansl, Birgit; Cosic, Damir; Emelyanova, Olga; Kida, Mizuho; Matytsin, Mikhail; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine

Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (Russian)

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimates and high-frequency indicators suggest continued weakness in the economy even before the latest round of economic sanctions introduced by the European Union (EU), the United States (U.S.), and other countries in late July. ... See More +

Working Paper 90168 AUG 11, 2014

Hansl, Birgit; Cosic, Damir; Emelyanova, Olga; Kida, Mizuho; Matytsin, Mikhail; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine

Mozambique economic update (English)

This brief discribes the economic updates of Mozambique. Some of the key highlights being that the economy grew by 7.5 percent in the first quarter of 2014. ... See More +

Brief 89921 AUG 08, 2014

Ukraine - First Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loan Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 89920 AUG 07, 2014

Vietnam - Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project : procurement plan for Thanh Hoa province (English)

Procurement Plan 89894 AUG 06, 2014

Poverty impacts of the volume-based special safeguard mechanism (English)

The volume-based Special Safeguard Mechanism was proposed as essential for small, poor farmers and became the proximate cause of the collapse of the Doha Agenda negotiations in 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7006 AUG 01, 2014

Ivanic, Maros; Martin, Will

Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)

When prices spike in international grain markets, national governments often reduce the extent to which that spike affects their domestic food markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7007 AUG 01, 2014

Jensen, Hans G; Anderson, Kym

Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (English)

Using a panel of administrative data and regression discontinuity analysis, this paper examines how the introduction of preferential tax regimes for Georgian micro and small businesses in 2010 affects formal firm creation and tax compliance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7010 AUG 01, 2014

Bruhn, Miriam; Loeprick, Jan

Short- and long-run impacts of food price changes on poverty (English)

This study uses household models based on detailed expenditure and agricultural production data from 31 developing countries to assess the impacts of changes in global food prices on poverty in individual countries and for the world as a whole. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7011 AUG 01, 2014

Ivanic, Maros; Martin, Will

Private capital for railway development (English)

China is considering ways to attract additional capital to finance investment in railways. Worldwide, private capital has been attracted to the railway sector through a range of mechanisms including: (i) private sector provision of specific rail services or assets such as rolling stock; (ii) public private partnerships; (iii) leveraging commercial value of rail assets and increased land value around stations; and (iv) debt and equity financing of railway companies. ... See More +

Brief 90117 AUG 01, 2014

Lawrence, Martha; Ollivier, Gerald Chinese

Private capital for railway development (Chinese)

China is considering ways to attract additional capital to finance investment in railways. Worldwide, private capital has been attracted to the railway sector through a range of mechanisms including: (i) private sector provision of specific rail services or assets such as rolling stock; (ii) public private partnerships; (iii) leveraging commercial value of rail assets and increased land value around stations; and (iv) debt and equity financing of railway companies. ... See More +

Brief 90117 AUG 01, 2014

Lawrence, Martha; Ollivier, Gerald English

Philippine economic update : investing in the future - sharing growth and job opportunities for all (English)

After recording strong growth in the last two years, Philippine economic growth decelerated to 5.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 (Q1 2014). ... See More +

Working Paper 89605 AUG 01, 2014

Mariano, Paul; Limkin, Joseph Louie; Epetia, Christina; Ablaza, Christine; Chua, Karl Kendrick; van den Brink, Rogier; Verghis, Mathew

Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Mozambique : a demand-side assessment (English)

The key findings and recommendations presented in this report cover 4 main areas: financial inclusion, financial capability, relationship between financial inclusion and capability, and financial consumer protection. ... See More +

Working Paper 88901 AUG 01, 2014

Zottel, Siegfried; Ortega, Claudia Ruiz; Xu, Sarah Yan

Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Mozambique : a demand-side assessment (Spanish)

The key findings and recommendations presented in this report cover 4 main areas: financial inclusion, financial capability, relationship between financial inclusion and capability, and financial consumer protection. ... See More +

Working Paper 88901 AUG 01, 2014

Zottel, Siegfried; Ortega, Claudia Ruiz; Xu, Sarah Yan

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Corporate governance and bank insolvency risk : international evidence (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7017 Policy Research Working Paper
The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 1 of 2) : overview (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 90305 Working Paper
Turkey - Long Term Finance Guarantee Project (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 AC7073 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Bhutan - Fiscal Sustainability and Investment Climate Project (English)
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AUG 27, 2014 90298 Program Information Document
Africa - Regional Communications Infrastructure Program for Rwanda Project (RCIPRW) : procurement plan (English)
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AUG 17, 2014 90018 Procurement Plan
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 89789 Newsletter
Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 90168 Working Paper
Russian Federation - Monthly economic developments (Russian)
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AUG 11, 2014 90168 Working Paper
Mozambique economic update (English)
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AUG 08, 2014 89921 Brief
Ukraine - First Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loan Project : chair summary (English)
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AUG 07, 2014 89920 Board Summary
Vietnam - Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project : procurement plan for Thanh Hoa province (English)
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AUG 06, 2014 89894 Procurement Plan
Poverty impacts of the volume-based special safeguard mechanism (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7006 Policy Research Working Paper
Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7007 Policy Research Working Paper
Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7010 Policy Research Working Paper
Short- and long-run impacts of food price changes on poverty (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7011 Policy Research Working Paper
Private capital for railway development (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90117 Brief Chinese
Private capital for railway development (Chinese)
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AUG 01, 2014 90117 Brief English
Philippine economic update : investing in the future - sharing growth and job opportunities for all (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 89605 Working Paper
Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Mozambique : a demand-side assessment (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 88901 Working Paper
Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Mozambique : a demand-side assessment (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2014 88901 Working Paper