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Do Local Currency Bond Markets Enhance Financial Stability?
This publication analyzes the financial vulnerability of developing countries during the global financial crisis.
Harnessing Technology for More Inclusive and Sustainable Finance in Asia and the Pacific
This report tracks the progress of financial innovation in Asia and the Pacific, and discusses its implications for financial inclusion and stability as well as its challenges.
Asia Bond Monitor – September 2018
Local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia grew 3.2% from the first quarter of 2018, with government bonds expanded 4.0% and corporate bonds rose 1.8%.
The Changing Network of Financial Market Linkages: The Asian Experience
This paper investigates the changing network of financial markets of Asia and the rest of the world—emphasizing the direction, significance, and strength of links between markets.
Inclusive Business Financing: Where Commercial Opportunity and Sustainability Converge
Inclusive businesses will help the poor to engage more fully in economic activity, thus, the need to provide them access to innovative modes of financing.
Global Banking Network and Regional Financial Contagion
This paper looks at how the network of cross-border banking appears to play an important role in financial contagion and how shocks are transmitted across borders.
Common Understanding on Cross-Border Business Continuity Planning and Cybersecurity
A common understanding on cross-border business continuity planning and cybersecurity is important in establishing central securities depository and real-time gross settlement linkages in ASEAN+3 countries.
Promoting Green Local Currency Bonds for Infrastructure Development in ASEAN+3
ASEAN+3 policy makers are exploring options to promote green local currency-denominated bonds to meet the region’s infrastructure development needs.
Financial Inclusion: New Measurement and Cross-Country Impact Assessment
A new measurement is used to assess the impact of financial inclusion on poverty and income inequality of 151 economies.
Foreign and Domestic Investment in Global Bond Markets
Foreign investors seem more sensitive to risk–return profile than domestic investors, especially in emerging markets, and are also attracted by greater market openness and sound sovereign credit ratings.