Capital Markets Documents

18.07.2017 | S. Cleary, S. Alderighi, J. Irving and J. Woodsome | World Federation of Exchanges, Milken Institute

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in generating economic growth in the world’s economies. Despite their economic importance, however, SMEs struggle with access to finance. While this is true in many countries—across...

13.07.2017 | J. Irving, J. Schellhase and J. Woodsome | Milken Institute

Today, there are around 30 SME-dedicated market segments on stock exchanges in emerging-market and developing economies, the majority of which have been established in the past 15 years. Through a survey instrument that has been created jointly with...

28.02.2017 | IMF | IMF

A joint International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank mission visited Rabat and Casablanca in 2015, to assess the soundness and resilience of the banking system, the state of play in financial inclusion and infrastructure, the oversight frameworks...

17.02.2017 | OICV-IOSCO | OICV-IOSCO

The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) tasked the Committee on Emerging Risks (CER) to collaborate with other IOSCO Committees and lead a study on the evolution of Financial Technologies, including its...

01.02.2017 | J. Irving, J. Schellhase, J. Woodsome | Milken Institute

Deep, liquid capital markets are fundamental to economic growth because they help channel the domestic savings of a nation to their most productive uses, and in so doing enable the private sector to invest, produce, and create jobs. But while much...

31.01.2017 | Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, FSD Africa | FSD Africa

This report highlights key priority regulatory and policy areas that are essential for market development in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania while drawing on insights and experiences from the UK, USA, Malaysia, New Zealand and India. Some of the...

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...

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...

04.11.2016 | ASEA | ASEA

The African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) Yearbook presents its business review, financial statements for the year ended June 2016, in addition to presenting the 2015 profiles of 18 ASEA members’ stock exchanges.

31.10.2016 | H. Halland, M. Noël, S. Tordo and J. Kopler-Owens | The World Bank

This paper identifies some of the challenges that these funds face in their endeavor to achieve economic policy objectives while also securing commercial financial returns—the so-called double bottom line. Through the review of the objectives,...

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