Bond Markets & Exchanges Documents

30.11.2016 | P. Papadavid | ODI

This Briefing Paper, presents a brief analysis of how Post-US election, the increase in longer-dated US bond yields partly reflect expected fiscal easing that could increase US debt over the medium- to longer-term. It further highlights how...

31.07.2016 | J.J.Cortina Lorente, S. Ismail, S.L. Schmukler | The World Bank

This paper documents how firms in Arab countries issue equity, corporate bonds, and syndicated loans in domestic and international markets to obtain financing and grow. Using a new data set on issuance activity and firm performance, the paper finds...

30.06.2016 | N. Limodio, F. Strobbe | The World Bank

Financial regulation affects government revenue whenever it imposes both the mandatory quantity and price of government bonds. This paper studies a banking regulation adopted by the National Bank of Ethiopia in April 2011, which forces all private...

30.06.2016 | M. Hanusch, S. Hassan, Y. Algu et al. | The World Bank

Since the global financial crisis and the end of the commodity super-cycle, weak growth and countercyclical fiscal policy have contributed to deteriorating public finances in many countries across the globe. As public debt burdens rose, credit...

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...

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