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Liberalizing Financial Services Trade in Africa: Going Regional and Multilateral

Jan 01, 2006 | M. Jansen, Y. Vennes | World Trade Organization (WTO)

This paper analyses the possible gains from regional and multilateral liberalization of financial services trade for African countries taking into account the implications of such liberalization for financial regulation and capital account liberalization. It also describes existing efforts to integrate financial markets within four African regions (WAEMU, CEMAC, SADC and COMESA) and discusses the existing GATS commitments of the relevant countries with respect to financial services.