Banking Documents

22.03.2017 | R. Cull, M.S Martinez Peria, J. Verrier | IMF

This paper presents recent trends in bank ownership across countries and summarizes the evidence regarding the implications of bank ownership structure for bank performance and competition, financial stability, and access to finance. The evidence...

09.03.2017 | I. Alley | African Development Bank (AfDB)

This study provides explanation for weak linkage between private capital flows and economic growth of the sub-Saharan African region and offers policy recommendations for stronger linkage and growth optimization. Estimation of a simple growth...

28.02.2017 | Central Bank of Nigeria, IFC | Central Bank of Nigeria, IFC

This report is based on research commissioned by the Central Bank of Nigeria and IFC to understand the awareness, perceptions, and behavior of micro-small and medium-sized enterprises with regard to access to finance and financial services. The...

09.02.2017 | National Bank of Rwanda | National Bank of Rwanda

Fostering financial stability is one of the main mandates of the National Bank of Rwanda. The bank achieves this objective through regularly monitoring performance of the financial systems (i.e. banking system, insurance sector, the pension, the...

31.01.2017 | A. Simpasa, L. Pla | AfDB

Banks’ choice regarding credit portfolio composition is a rational strategy to manage risk and enhance performance. Thus, sectoral credit concentration has implications on the banks’ risk taking behaviour and profitability. This paper assesses the...

09.01.2017 | A. Demirgüç-Kunt, B.L. Horváth, H. Huizinga | The World Bank

This paper uses loan-level data from 124 countries over 1995–2015 to examine the transmission of monetary policy through the cross-border syndicated loan market. The results show that the expansion of monetary policy increases cross-border credit...

31.12.2016 | Financial Inclusion Secretariat-CBN | Central Bank of Nigeria

The 2015 Annual Report on the National Financial Inclusion Strategy provides an update on the progress made towards achieving the targets set in the Strategy. It briefly describes global financial inclusion developments and reviews key components of...

31.12.2016 | BIS | BIS

One aspect of resilience that is often underappreciated concerns financial imbalances. A resilient economy absorbs exogenous shocks and recovers quickly. But resilience also hinges on policies that contain the build-up of financial imbalances and...

15.12.2016 | EIB | EIB

This study follows-up on European Investment Bank's (EIB) 2015 study on “Recent Trends in Banking in sub-Saharan Africa - From Financing to Investment”. Against the background of a rapidly evolving context for the Sub-Saharan Africa banking...

25.11.2016 | FSD Africa | FSD Africa

This particular case study looks at the role FSD Kenya has played in the design and uptake of M-Shwari, a combined savings and loans product launched through a collaboration between the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom. It considers the...

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