Bond Markets & Exchanges Documents

03.05.2016 | U. Duru, A. Nyong | AfDB

The objectives of the brief are to highlight developments in the nascent global green bonds market and their relevance to Africa, to present arguments for greater participation of financial institutions within the continent and to make...

06.10.2015 | ASEA | ASEA

This quarterly newsletter of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) features expert opinion pieces, insights, news and statistics on the African exchanges.

31.07.2014 | N. Gennaioli, A. Martin, S. Rossi | IMF

The authors analyze holdings of public bonds by over 20,000 banks in 191 countries, and the role of these bonds in 20 sovereign defaults over 1998-2012. Banks hold many public bonds (on average 9% of their assets), particularly in less...

18.07.2014 | A. Guscina, G. Pedras, G. Presiuttini | IMF

International bond issuance by debut issuers has risen in recent years. This movement is a result of both demand and supply factors. While international bond issuance carries potential benefits for frontier markets, this trend is associated with...

30.04.2014 | R. Tendulkar, G. Hancock | OICV-IOSCO

This report presents the results of an in-depth study into corporate bond markets globally. The body of the report offers fact-based descriptions of notable developments and issues over the last thirteen years and looks forward to identify potential...

28.02.2014 | M. Mecagni, J.I.C. Kriljenko, A. Gueye et al. | IMF

This chapter examines the rise in international sovereign bonds issued by African frontier economies and recommends policies for potential first-time issuers. Maintaining prudent fiscal frameworks consistent with debt sustainability is crucial for...

17.02.2014 | S. Vajs | Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

This brief note examines the role that the central bank can play in supporting and developing debt markets and how central bank policy could complement, or interfere with, government fiscal operations and debt management. It briefly reviews...

31.10.2013 | E. Hitaj, Y.K. Onder | IMF

This paper gauges the scope for market discipline and the effectiveness of the regional surveillance framework in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). In addition, it examines the effectiveness of fiscal rules and institutions in an...

31.10.2013 | S. Hassan | South African Reserve Bank

This working paper presents an overview and discussion of facts and research findings on South African equity, currency, bond and derivatives markets.

07.10.2013 | S. Maziad, A. Al-Hassan, G. Pedras et al. | IMF, The World Bank, EBRD, OECD

The purpose of the diagnostic framework is to provide a tool for analyzing the state of development and efficiency of local currency bond markets. Such a tool can provide the basis for designing a strategy for market development and deepening with...

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