Financial Regulation (73 Books)


Financial regulation is a form of regulation or supervision, which subjects financial institutions to certain requirements, restrictions and guidelines, aiming to maintain the integrity of the financial system. This may be handled by either a government or non-government organization.

 
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The World Bank, Privatization and Enterprise Reform in Transition ...

By: John Nellis

Economics

The speedy, astonishing collapse of communism demonstrated that one had entered a period of extraordinary politics. It was easy to conclude that this was also a period of extraordinary economics-that one could: Privatize conglomerates without breaking them up and assume that import competition would prevent the abuse of market power (without thinking too much about structural barriers to imports from exchange rate issues, poor transportation systems, and activist and oft...

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Private Sector Development Assistance to the Transition Economies

By: The World Bank

Economics

Following the collapse of central planning in the former East Bloc, reforming governments of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union began a decade- long effort to dismantle the institutions of the command economy. A major component of this effort involved the imposition of market discipline on formerly state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the encouragement of new, private enterprises to develop without state support. Consequently, both borrowing governments in the regi...

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Forum on Good Go...

By: The World Bank

Economics

These procedures are important. Without them, projects can be delayed; they can generate strong opposition from civil society and other relevant stakeholders, and they can have negative economic consequences. Procedural weaknesses tend to be caused by inter alia, the non-existence, or weak enforcement of laws; the absence of regulatory and supervisory public agencies; the lack of effective dispute resolution systems, and weak corporate governance. These weaknesses encour...

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Economic Report of the President

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: As 2004 begins, America’s economy is strong and getting stronger. Over the past several years, this Nation has faced major economic challenges resulting from the decline of the stock market beginning in early 2000, a recession that began shortly after, revelations about corporate governance scandals, slow growth among many of our major trading partners, terrorist attacks, and the war against terror, including in Afghanistan and Iraq. These challenges affected bu...

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Economic Report of the President

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: As 2004 begins, America’s economy is strong and getting stronger. Over the past several years, this Nation has faced major economic challenges resulting from the decline of the stock market beginning in early 2000, a recession that began shortly after, revelations about corporate governance scandals, slow growth among many of our major trading partners, terrorist attacks, and the war against terror, including in Afghanistan and Iraq. These challenges affected bu...

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Part III Management Letter on the Audit of the Emergency Farm Reco...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

General Introduction: - The present management letter is being submitted on the results of the audit of the Emergency Farm Reconstruction Project (EFRP) in Kosovo for the period ended 31 December 2000. This project financed through the World Bank (WB), was executed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on behalf of the United Nations Interim Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) (see annex I for background information on the project). This specific audit was requested by th...

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Oecd: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2005

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT The OECD is a unique forum where the governments of 30 democracies work together to address the economic, social and environmental challenges of globalisation. The OECD is also at the forefront of efforts to understand and to help governments respond to new developments and concerns, such as corporate governance, the information economy and the challenges of an ageing population. The Organisation provides a setting w...

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Economic Report of the President

By: N. Gregory Mankiw

Excerpt: As 2004 begins, America’s economy is strong and getting stronger. Over the past several years, this Nation has faced major economic challenges resulting from the decline of the stock market beginning in early 2000, a recession that began shortly after, revelations about corporate governance scandals, slow growth among many of our major trading partners, terrorist attacks, and the war against terror, including in Afghanistan and Iraq. These challenges affected bu...

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Economic Report of the President

By: Ma Busha

Government Printing Office publication for the Federal Depository Library:

Excerpts: As 2004 begins, America?s economy is strong and getting stronger. Over the past several years, this Nation has faced major economic challenges resulting from the decline of the stock market beginning in early 2000, a recession that began shortly after, revelations about corporate governance scandals, slow growth among many of our major trading partners, terrorist attacks, and the war against terror, including in Afghanistan and Iraq. These challenges affected b...

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Integrity : Restoring Trust in American Business and the Accountin...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Our profession, the performance and accountability profession, currently faces a ?crisis of confidence? that must be addressed not only for the good of our profession but also for the good of our country and the nation?s capital markets. We are not, however, the only ones who are under the microscope as recent events in the private sector have made clear. Restoring public trust and confidence in a manner that can be sustained over the long-term will require conc...

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The American Accounting Association Plenary Session

By: David M. Walker

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Accountability Environment -- The credibility of auditing and financial reporting has suffered in the last several years as a result of the accountability failures in the private sector. -- Forces that led to the corporate scandals and audit failures include: ?Individual and corporate greed ?Inadequate corporate governance systems ?Ineffective regulation and oversight of the accounting and auditing profession ?Inadequate accounting/reporting standards ?Audit-rel...

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Better Information Sharing Among Financial Services Regulators Cou...

By: Richard J. Hillman

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: GAO has long held the position that financial regulators can benefit from improved information sharing. As regulators are faced with the challenges of overseeing a myriad of financial products, along with the individuals and organizations that develop and sell them, information sharing among regulators serves as a key defense against fraud and market abuses. However, our system of financial regulation is fragmented and, in many cases, isolated among numerous fed...

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Bank Oversight Structure U. S. And Foreign Experience May Offer Le...

By: James L. Bothwell

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Proposals to consolidate U.S. bank regulatory agencies have raised questions about how other countries structure and carry out their various bank regulation and central bank activities. You asked us to provide you with information about the structure and operations of bank oversight and central bank activities in five countries: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom, which we have done. You then asked us to draw on these reports to identify pote...

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Accountability Challenges in the 21St Century

By: David M. Walker

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: The credibility of auditing and financial reporting has suffered in the last several years as a result of the accountability failures in the provide sector. -- Forces that lead to the corporate scandals and audit failures includes: ? Individual and corporate greed ? Inadequate corporate governance systems ? Ineffective regulation and oversight of the accounting and auditing profession ? Inadequate accounting/reporting standards ? Audit-related expectation gaps ?...

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African Development Bank Group African Development Bank (Afdb)

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: In 1998, the Bank?s shareholders agreed on a 35% general capital increase (GCI-5) designed primarily to strengthen financial ratios and improve corporate governance through changes in the Bank?s charter and voting rules. The agreement also increased the influence of the non-regional shareholders, including the United States. The total amount of the capital increase was approximately $7 billion, of which, the U.S. share is 5.8%. The total U.S. paid-in capital com...

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United States: 2004 Article IV Consultationstaff Report; Staff Sup...

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The 2003 Article IV consultation was concluded in July 2003 and the Staff Report was published as IMF Country Report No. 03/244. During the Board discussion, Executive Directors highlighted the valuable support that the U.S. economy had provided for global growth, but stressed the need for decisive action to be taken to re-establish a strong fiscal position to help strengthen national saving and prepare for the pressures of population aging. They urged the autho...

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Press Release

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Treasury Office of Inspector General (OIG) in conjunction with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation OIG, conducted an investigation which led to a 42-count indictment for conspiracy, wire fraud, securities fraud, false filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (?SEC?), false statements to accountants, obstruction of examination of a financial institution, and making false statements to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (?OCC?) agai...

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Presidents Commission on the United States Postal Service

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The attendees do not believe that any major changes from a legislative, legal, regulatory, or otherwise should be made to the Postal Service. They feel that the only major change necessary is an improved management and Corporate Governance. The attendees also believe that the USPS should handle more operations internally. They do not believe that additional work-sharing or contracting with the private sector is desirable and would cancel the Call Centers and the...

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A Home of Your Own Expanding Opportunities for All Americans

By: President George W. Bush

Government Reference Publication

I. Introduction: The US economy has experienced a challenging few years from the terrorist attacks of September 11 and series of corporate governance scandals, to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. During this period, the manufacturing sector has been particularly hard hit. Although the recession (which began before these challenges) was fairly mild (as measured by the contraction in GDP from its peak), the recession was not mild for manufacturers. Manufacturers felt the ...

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Apportionment of the Continuing Resolution(S) for Fiscal Year 2004

By: Dr. John D. Graham

Government Reference Publication

I. Introduction: The US economy has experienced a challenging few years from the terrorist attacks of September 11 and series of corporate governance scandals, to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. During this period, the manufacturing sector has been particularly hard hit. Although the recession (which began before these challenges) was fairly mild (as measured by the contraction in GDP from its peak), the recession was not mild for manufacturers. Manufacturers felt the ...

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