Banking Documents

08.09.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

his report covers the first year of MFW4A’s 2015-2017 strategy and its portfolio of initiatives. The strategy was shaped by extensive consultations with our governance bodies and other stakeholders, and builds on our successes while integrating...

26.07.2016 | A. Pelletier | MFW4A

This paper examines empirically the performance of foreign banks' affiliates in sub-Saharan Africa over a 10-year period using BankScope database and exploit data from a novel bank survey to triangulate information obtained from financial...

19.07.2016 | S. Cheston, T. Conde, A. Bykere et al. | IIF, CFI

This study examines the underreported role of banks in driving financial inclusion. Of the 3.2 billion people in the world with financial transaction accounts, 97 percent hold an account at a financial institution. According to the World Bank’s...

06.07.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

This report covers the first year of MFW4A’s 2015-2017 strategy and its portfolio of initiatives. The strategy was shaped by extensive consultations with our governance bodies and other stakeholders, and builds on our successes while integrating...

06.07.2016 | D. Anginer, E. Cerutti, M. Soledad Martinez Peria | IMF

This paper examines the association between the default risk of foreign bank subsidiaries in developing countries and their parents during the global financial crisis, with the purpose of determining the size and sign of this correlation and, more...

18.04.2016 | M. Le Goff, R. Jan Singh | The World Bank

This paper examines how the effect of trade openness on poverty may depend on complementary reforms that help a country take advantage of international competition.

18.04.2016 | H. Ichiue, F. Lambert | IMF

Foreign bank lending has stopped growing since the global financial crisis. Changes in banks’ business models, balance-sheet adjustments, as well as the tightening of banking regulations are potential drivers of this prolonged slowdown. The existing...

31.01.2016 | F. Léon, L. Weill | Université de Strasbourg

The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of Islamic banking development on access to credit. The authors combine data from a unique hand-collected database that covers Islamic banks over the period of 2000 to 2005 with firm-level data...

11.01.2016 | A.Demirguc-Kunt, M. Soledad Martinez-Peria, T. Tressel | The World Bank

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 finan cial crisis and its aftermath in 2010–11. The study finds that firm...

25.12.2015 | C. Rodríguez-Castelán | The World Bank

This paper contributes to the limited literature on the welfare impacts of market concentration by developing a simple model that shows how exogenous variations in market power affect poverty. Increased market power leads to economy-wide welfare...

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