Legal Aspects of Financial Services Regulation and the Concept of a Unified Regulator


Author: Kenneth Kaoma Mwenda
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082136460X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 161
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That different types of financial services and products continue to spring up in the financial sector of many countries is indicative of the changing landscape of the financial services industry globally. Equally important, as indicators of the evolving trajectory of financial services regulation, are increases in the number of countries where universal banking is practiced and in numbers of parent and subsidiary companies providing different types of financial services and products. This book is written against that background. A central thesis pursued in the book is that until there is a longer track record of experience with unified regulators, it is difficult to come to firm conclusions about the restructuring process of regulators, and the optimal internal structure of such agencies. In addition, the book examines the concept of an independent regulator, showing how this concept, as a corollary to the concept of a unified regulator, could strengthen the regulatory and institutional framework for financial services supervision if accountability were to be part of such a framework.

Regulatory Frameworks for Water Resources Management

A Comparative Study
Author: Salman M. A. Salman,Daniel D. Bradlow
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821365207
Category: Nature
Page: 198
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This title examines how regulatory frameworks have addressed the various basic issues related to water resources management, and provides a comparative analysis of those issues. It elicits and discusses what it considers are the essential elements for a regulatory framework for water resources management, and identifies some emerging trends.

Forest Law and Sustainable Development

Addressing Contemporary Challenges Through Legal Reform
Author: N.A
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821370391
Category: Law
Page: 206
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This book analyzes the wide range of issues that should be taken into account in forest-related legislation. It stresses that forest law must be understood in the context of the broader legal framework governing land use and land tenure, as well as international obligations related to trade, environmental protection, and human rights. The book also pays significant attention to institutional arrangements and governance practices relevant to forests, including decentralization, transparency, and law enforcement. The authors draw extensively on experience from around the world to provide tools for dealing with various forest management challlenges. The authors are experts in the field of forest law. Lawrence C. Christy is a Former Chief, Development Law Service, Legal Office, Food and Agricultre Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Charles E. Di Leva is Chief Counsel, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development and International Law Unit (LEGEN), Legal Vice-Presidency, World Bank. Jonathan M. Lindsay is Senior Counsel with LEGEN, Legal Vice-Presidency, World Bank. Patrice Talla Takoukam is Counsel with LEGEN, Legal Vice-Presidency, World Bank.

The Gulf Region

A New Hub of Global Financial Power
Author: John Nugée,Paola Subacchi
Publisher: Chatham House (Formerly Riia)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 219
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The oil boom of the last three years has accelerated growth in financial market activities across the Gulf region and in Islamic financial and banking activities overall. The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE) are one of the fastest growing parts of the world economy. Burgeoning wealth has strengthened the demand for more sophisticated financial services. Rising transaction volumes have made a compelling case for building the infrastructure to expand services while justifying the cost. These investments in financial market capability have accelerated the development of a financial services industry in the region and introduced new instruments, prompting banking and financial institutions to set up in the Gulf.This book examines the Gulf region as a financial center and an economic power hub, focusing on its role in the world economy and capital markets. In particular, the authors address the issue of whether wealth alone is enough to create an international financial center. They also assess how many financial centers the Gulf can support and who has the best chance of making the transformation from regional player to global leader. This timely book is the first to provide an overall analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the region, assessing its global aspirations and exploring long-term trends. "The Gulf region has become the epicentre of economic and financial progress in the Middle East, and a systemic player in the world financial markets. Yet not much is known about the Gulf economies —their financial systems, the wealth they are generating and how they are spending and investing it, and the impact of their growing financial and economic power on the global economy. This book by experts in their respective fields is an important and overdue contribution and a must-read for those with an interest in the Gulf region. For what happens in the Gulf will have a significant influence on the entire Middle East and the international financial markets." —Dr. Mohsin Khan, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund "This extremely useful book on the financial might of the countries of the Gulf region is essential to understand the rapid rise and development of what is certain to be, very soon, one of the most important financial centers in the world." —Dr. Mario I. Blejer, former director, Centre for Central Banking Studies, Bank of England; former governor, Central Bank of Argentina "This ably edited volume could not have come at a more appropriate time, as the traditional financial markets go through turbulence unseen in decades." —Dr. Abdel Aziz Abu Hamad Aluwaisheg, Minister Plenipotentiary and Director, Economic Integration Department, Gulf Cooperation CouncilContributors include Ahmet Akarli (Goldman Sachs), Alexander Böhmer (OECD), Florence Eid (Pantera Capital LP),Tarek Fadlallah (Nomura), Ghaleb Faidi (ILMAM), Andrea Goldstein (OECD), Daniel Hanna (Standard Chartered Bank), Michael Hume (Lehman Brothers), Stephen Jen (Morgan Stanley),Vanessa Rossi (Chatham House and Oxford Economics), and Andrew Rozanov (State Street Global Advisors).

The World Bank Policy for Projects on International Waterways

An Historical and Legal Analysis
Author: Salman M. A. Salman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821379542
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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This book deals with the evolution and context of the Bank policy for projects on international waterways. It starts with a brief description of how the Bank faced the challenges stemming from such projects, and the different approaches deliberated by the Bank that led to the issuance of the first policy in 1956. The Book then reviews the implementation experience and analyzes the principles and procedures, as well as the main features of each of the policies issued in 1956, 1965 and 1985. The principles of international water law prevailing at each stage of the policy updates are examined and.

Land Law Reform

Achieving Development Policy Objectives
Author: N.A
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821364693
Category: Law
Page: 259
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"Land Law Reform examines the wide-spread efforts to reform land law in developing countries and countries in transition, drawing in particular upon the experience of the World Bank and the Rural Development Institute. The book considers the role of land law reform in the development process and analyzes how the World Bank has sought to support these legal changes in client countries. It reviews the experience with reform of laws affecting land access and rights in achieving gender equity, identifies opportunities for reinforcing environmentally sustainable development through land law reform, and examines from both growth and poverty alleviation perspectives the effectiveness of reforms to formalize property rights and liberalize land markets. The concluding chapter recommends some basic priorities for land law reforms. John W. Bruce is a senior counsel in the Legal Vice-Presidency of the World Bank, and a former director of the Land Tenure Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published extensively on land law and land policy in developing countries. Renee Giovarelli, David Bledsoe, Leonard Rolfes, and Robert Mitchell are staff attorneys with the Rural Development Institute of Seattle, Washington, a nonprofit organization that promotes and advises on land-related policy and legal reform in developing and transition countries. All have done fieldwork and advised extensively on land law reform and have published widely on this topic."

Legal Aspects of Combating Corruption: The Case of Zambia


Author: N.A
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1621968855
Category:
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The Foundations and Future of Financial Regulation

Governance for Responsibility
Author: Mads Andenas,Iris H-Y Chiu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113504337X
Category: Law
Page: 544
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Financial regulation has entered into a new era, as many foundational economic theories and policies supporting the existing infrastructure have been and are being questioned following the financial crisis. Goodhart et al’s seminal monograph "Financial Regulation: Why, How and Where Now?" (Routledge:1998) took stock of the extent of financial innovation and the maturity of the financial services industry at that time, and mapped out a new regulatory roadmap. This book offers a timely exploration of the "Why, How and Where Now" of financial regulation in the aftermath of the crisis in order to map out the future trajectory of financial regulation in an age where financial stability is being emphasised as a key regulatory objective. The book is split into four sections: the objectives and regulatory landscape of financial regulation; the regulatory regime for investor protection; the regulatory regime for financial institutional safety and soundness; and macro-prudential regulation. The discussion ranges from theoretical and policy perspectives to comprehensive and critical consideration of financial regulation in the specifics. The focus of the book is on the substantive regulation of the UK and the EU, as critical examination is made of the unravelling and the future of financial regulation with comparative insights offered where relevant especially from the US. Running throughout the book is consideration of the relationship between financial regulation, financial stability and the responsibility of various actors in governance. This book offers an important contribution to continuing reflections on the role of financial regulation, market discipline and corporate responsibility in the financial sector, and upon the roles of regulatory authorities, markets and firms in ensuring the financial health and security of all in the future.

Reference Guide to Anti-money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism


Author: Paul Allan Schott,World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821365137
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Efforts to launder money and finance terrorism have been evolving rapidly in recent years in response to heightened countermeasures. The international community has witnessed the use of increasingly sophisticated methods to move illicit funds through financial systems across the globe and has acknowledged the need for improved multilateral cooperation to fight these criminal activities. The World Bank and International Monetary Fund have developed this guide to help countries understand the new international standards. It will hopefully serve as a comprehensive source of practical information for countries to fight money laundering and terrorist financing. It discusses the problems caused by these crimes, the specific actions countries need to take to address them, and the role international organizations, such as the Bank and the IMF, play in the process. This guide is a tool for countries to establish and improve their legal and institutional frameworks and their preventive measures according to international standards and best practices. -- From Foreword (p. ix).

Stationery Office Agency Catalogue 2007


Author: Stationery Office
Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso
ISBN: 9780115008603
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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No public library discount on this title.

Global Financial Development Report 2014

Financial Inclusion
Author: World Bank Group
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082139990X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 222
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The second issue in a new series, Global Financial Development Report 2014 takes a step back and re-examines financial inclusion from the perspective of new global datasets and new evidence. It builds on a critical mass of new research and operational work produced by World Bank Group staff as well as outside researchers and contributors.

Legal Evolution and Political Authority in Indonesia

Selected Essays
Author: Daniel S. Lev
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041114211
Category: Law
Page: 349
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For nearly forty years, following the collapse of Indonesia's parliamentary system, Indonesia's once independent legal institutions were transformed into dedicated instruments of a powerful elite and allowed to sink into a deep mire of corruption and malfeasance. Legal process was devastated far beyond the capacity of any simple effort at reconstruction by post-Suharto governments. Indonesia's problems in this respect surpass those of other countries in the region compelled by economic crisis to re-examine institutional structures. The works reprinted in this collection constitute a case study over time of legal decay and the rise of reform interests in one of the most complex countries in the world. Written during a period of more than thirty years, beginning in the early 1960s, the essays trace several themes in the legal history of modern Indonesia. They make clear, however, that legal history is seldom that alone, but rather, like law itself, is largely derivative, fundamentally imbedded in the interest, ideas, purposes, and contentions of local political, social, and economic power.

Transnational Legal Orders


Author: Terence C. Halliday
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107069920
Category: Law
Page: 536
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"This book offers an empirically grounded theory that reframes the study of law and society from a predominantly national context, which dichotomizes the study of international law and national compliance into a dynamic perspective that places national, international, and transnational lawmaking and practice within a coherent single frame. By presenting and elaborating on a new concept, transnational legal orders it offers an original approach to the emergence of legal orders beyond nation-states. It shows how they originate, where they compete and cooperate, and how they settle on institutions that legally order fundamental economic and social behaviors that transcend national borders. This original theory is applied and developed by distinguished scholars from North America and Europe in business law, regulatory law and human rights"--

Conflict and Cooperation on South Asia's International Rivers

A Legal Perspective
Author: Salman M. A. Salman,Kishor Uprety
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821353523
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 217
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'Conflict and Cooperation on South Asia's International Rivers' traces the development of international water law. This book focuses on the hydro-politics of four countries in the South Asia region: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. It analyzes the problems that these countries have encountered as riparians of international rivers and how they have addressed these problems. In particular, this study reviews the treaty regimes governing the Indus River basin, the Ganges River basin, and the Kosi, Gandaki, and Mahakali river basins. Each of these regimes is described in-depth, with special attention devoted to the main problems each of these treaties sought to address. The authors also review the treaty experience and offer observations on bilateralism and multilateralism.

The World Bank Legal Review

International Financial Institutions and Global Legal Governance
Author: Hassane Cissé,Daniel D. Bradlow,Benedict Kingsbury
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821388649
Category: Law
Page: 424
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This book focuses on the legal challenges and opportunities for International Financial Institutions in the post-crisis world. It includes contributions from academics, practitioners and Bank staff. The contributions cover a broad array of issues, included governance reform and constitutional framework of IFIs, privileges and immunities, responsibility of international organizations, issues related to fragile and conflict-affected states, climate finance, and the recent financial crisis. The book is organized in three main areas, namely (i) Law of International Organizations: Issues Confronting IFIs; (ii) Legal Obligations and Institutions of Developing Countries: Rethinking Approaches of IFIs; and (iii) International Finance and the Challenges of Regulatory Governance.

Colorado Lawyer


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Legislating for Sustainable Fisheries

A Guide to Implementing the 1993 FAO Compliance Agreement and 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement
Author: William R. Edeson,David Freestone,Elly Gudmundsdottir
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821349939
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 151
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Printed on Demand. Limited stock is held for this title. If you would like to order 30 copies or more please contact [email protected] Contact [email protected], if currently unavailable. The purpose of this guide is to facilitate the ratification or acceptance of the 1993 FAO Compliance Agreement and the 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement. It presents an outline of some of the most important provisions contained in the two agreements. The book also includes a QUOTEtool kitQUOTE of the various approaches used by some countries that have already enacted national legislation to meet the obligations and objectives set forth in these agreements.

Resource Material Series


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Bowker's Law Books and Serials in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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