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Global Financial Development Report 2013

The World Bank has just published the “Global Financial Development Report 2013: Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance.” The study provides a unique contribution to financial sector policy debates, building on novel data, surveys, research, and wide-ranging country experience, with emphasis on emerging-market and developing economies. The report also tracks financial systems in …
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The Financial Development Report 2012

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Financial Development Report 2012.” The study ranks 62 of the world’s leading financial systems and capital markets, analyzing the drivers of financial system development in advanced and emerging economies to serve as a tool for countries to benchmark themselves and establish priorities for reform. The rankings are …
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Global Financial Stability Report, October 2012

The IMF has just published chapters 3 and 4 of the October 2012 Global Financial Stability Report, titled “Restoring Confidence and Progressing on Reforms”. Chapter 3, “The Reform Agenda: An Interim Report on Progress Toward a Safer Financial System,” examines whether the regulatory reforms designed to make the financial system safer are moving the system …
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WEF Financial Development Report Nov 2010

The World Economic Forum has just launched its third annual Financial Development Report, in which The United States and the United Kingdom have managed to take the top spots. As in last year’s Index, the economies in the top 10 are predominantly smaller (by GDP) than the members of the G-8; this is true for …
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Meeting New Challenges to Stability and Building a Safer System

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just launched its latest Global Financial Stability Report, “Meeting New Challenges to Stability and Building a Safer System”. The global financial system and the world economy are slowly regaining their health, thanks in large part to unprecedented interventions by governments, but the sharp rise in government debt during the …
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The Financial Development Index 2009 Rankings

Spain has dropped from 12th to 15th in the rankings of the world’s leading financial systems and capital markets featured in the World Economic Forum Financial Development Report 2009. United Kingdom claimed the Index’s top spot from the US, which slipped to third position behind Australia. The report analyses the drivers of financial system development …
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Trade and Development Report 2009 – UNCTAD

UNCTAD has just released its Trade and Development Report 2009, subtitled “Responding to the Global Crisis and Climate Change Mitigation and Development”. The study presents an innovative approach to the reform of international monetary and financial systems, emphasizing stability of real exchange rates. Short-term policy responses taken to tackle the immediate effects of the crisis are …
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Financial Stability Review June 2009

The European Central Bank has just presented its bi-annual financial stability report. In the report a number of downsize risks to the euro zone’s financial sector have been highlighted, in order to encourage efforts towards a further stabilization of the sector. This issue describes the main trends and events that characterized the operating environment of …
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