MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 131 Newsletter | 12/2015

International Transmission of Shocks via Internal Capital Markets of Multinational Banks: Evidence from South Africa
By Adeline Pelletier, Assistant Professor, Instituto de Empresa

It is well documented that global banks contribute to international shock transmission via cross-border lending. Yet, global banking has taken another form over the recent decades with the expansion of banks abroad via branches and subsidiaries. This expansion has especially happened from and to developing and emerging economies, as countries have opened up their banking sector to foreign investors. A recent paper examines how internal capital flows inside multinational banks create global financial interconnections.

Are Anti-Money Laundering Policies Hurting Poor Countries? - New CGD Working Group Report
By Clay Lowery and Vijaya Ramachandran, Center for Global Development

A recent survey carried out by the World Bank found that roughly half of emerging market and developing economies have experienced a decline in correspondent banking services. According to a new CDG report, one reason for these trends is the unintended consequences of anti-money laundering / combatting the financing of terror (AML/CFT) policies in rich countries.

In Focus

Join the MFW4A-IFAD/PARM Webinar on Warehousing and Collateral Management Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Join us for MFW4A's third webinar of the year featuring the authors - Messrs. Jonathan Coulter and Geoffrey Wynne - of the recently co-published AFD, CTA and IFAD/PARM flagship study on "Appropriate Warehousing and Collateral Management Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa". Both Messrs. Jonathan Coulter and Geoffrey Wynne are leading experts in warehouse receipts systems backed with extensive experience in banking and finance, structured trade and commodity-collateralized financing.

Mobile Money & Digital Payments Global 2015
01.12.2015 - 03.12.2015 | Istanbul, Turkey

SAVCA's 2016 Private Equity in Southern Africa Conference
17.02.2016 - 18.02.2016 | Cape Town, South Africa

4th Africa Financial Services Investment Conference
05.05.2016 - 06.05.2016 | London, UK

New Working Paper Series

Download the second edition on Internal Capital Market Practices of Multinational Banks: Evidence from South Africa.


MFW4A supports an executive training programme on sovereign risk financing in Ghana.

Working Paper Series: Call for Papers

Open to all professionals and academics looking to advance Africa's financial sectors. 

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
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Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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