South Asian Bond Markets

South Asian Bond Markets

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The financial sectors in South Asia Region (SAR) are dominated by commercial banks, which account for the vast majority of the financial system's assets. The domestic debt markets including the government bond and corporate bond markets are at an early stage of development and there are few institutional investors. In recent years, countries in SAR have attempted to develop local debt markets, although the pace of development remains uneven and slow due to many regulatory and institutional impediments. With the notable exception of India, governments in SAR have yet to implement measures required for the proper development of the domestic bond markets. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the major bond markets in SAR (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) highlighting the areas which need further reforms. It is hoped that the book will contribute to our knowledge of bond markets in South Asian countries and create a broad based ownership of the recommendations made by the authors.... and prudential safeguards a€c Introducing prudential guidelines on credit card issuance and minimum credit card payment requirements Proposed Amendments to Legislation Relating to Banking a€c Debt Recovery Law: to expedite the recoveryanbsp;...

Title:South Asian Bond Markets
Author:Kiatchai Sophastienphong, Yibin Mu, Carlotta Saporito
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2008


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