Financial Infrastructure Documents

17.05.2016 | S. A. Asongu, B. Moulin | ELSEVIER

This study assesses the role of ICT in complementing private credit bureaus (PCB) and public credit registries (PCR) in reducing information asymmetry for financial access. The study investigates a panel of 53 African countries for the period...

05.10.2015 | IFC, AMF | IFC, AMF

As part of the Arab Credit Reporting Initiative (ACRI), a joint initiative between IFC and the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), this guide maps progress and provides an overview of the credit reporting systems in Arab countries. The guide includes a new...

31.03.2014 | NatLaw | Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya

This report provides an overview of Kenya’s current policy, and the legal and practical framework for registration of movable asset collateral – including leases. It also outlines the future impact of a modern movable asset registry in increasing...

09.10.2013 | K. Basu, S. De, D. Ratha et al. | The World Bank

This paper analyses the evolution of sovereign credit ratings in the wake of the global financial crisis by studying changes in actual, shadow, and relative ratings between 2008 and 2012. The paper also develops a new rating scale called the...

17.06.2013 | I. Love, M.S.M. Peria, S. Singh | The World Bank

This working paper uses firm-level surveys of up to 73 countries to explore the impact of introducing collateral registries for movable assets on firms’ access to bank finance. The authors find that overall the introduction of registries is...

30.04.2013 | Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems | Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

This report provides an overview of innovative retail payment activities in the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and other selected countries, and endeavours to report influential developments in retail payment instruments and...

31.03.2013 | Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems | BIS, IOSCO

This report provides guidance to trade repositories (TRs) and authorities on access to TR-held over-the-counter derivatives (OTCD) transaction data, as well as possible approaches to addressing confidentiality concerns and access constraints. It...

31.03.2013 | South African Reserve Bank | South African Reserve Bank

This publication aims to identify and analyze potential risks to financial system stability, communicate such assessments, and stimulate debate on pertinent issues. It focuses on financial stability developments and trends, and financial...

31.03.2013 | Bank of Namibia | Bank of Namibia

This report assesses the recent performance of institutions and infrastructure with a bearing on financial system stability using financial and economic data through December 2012. The aim of the assessment is to encourage debate in the public and...

31.01.2013 | A. Dermish, D. Dias, C. Sanford et al. | FinMark Trust, Bankable Frontier Associates

This report examines the retail payments landscape in Zambia. It distils key findings from research conducted in the country in March 2012 and provides tools for understanding key drivers for retail payment systems developments in the country.

Displaying results 1 to 10 out of 30