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Cross-border Activity of Japanese Banks

Author/Editor: Raphael W Lam.

Release Date: November, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper explores the determinants of Japanese banks’ overseas expansion and assesses whether the growing cross-border activity will continue under the new macroeconomic policies referred as more...



The Fiscal and Welfare Impacts of Reforming Fuel Subsidies in India

Author/Editor: Rahul Anand, David Coady, Adil Mohommad, Vimal V Thakoor, James P Walsh.

Release Date: May, 2013

Price: $18.00

Rising fuel subsidies have contributed to fiscal pressures in India. A key policy concern regarding subsidy reform is the adverse welfare impact on households, in particular poor households. This more...



Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Author/Editor: Patrizia Tumbarello, Ezequiel Cabezon, Yiqun Wu.

Release Date: May, 2013

Price: $18.00

The small states of the Asia and Pacific region face unique challenges in raising their growth potential and living standards relative to other small states due to their small populations, more...



Pension Reforms in Japan

Author/Editor: Kenichiro Kashiwase, Masahiro Nozaki, Kiichi Tokuoka.

Release Date: December, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper analyzes various reform options for Japan’s public pension in light of large fiscal consolidation needs of the country. The most attractive option is to increase the pension eligibility more...



Shock Therapy! What Role for Thai Monetary Policy?

Author/Editor: Harun Alp, Selim Elekdag.

Release Date: November, 2012

Price: $18.00

Thailand had to endure three major shocks during 2008–2011: the global financial crisis, the Japanese earthquake, and the Thai floods of 2011. Over this period, consistent with its inflation more...



Can Women Save Japan?

Author/Editor: Chad Steinberg, Masato Nakane.

Release Date: October, 2012

Price: $18.00

Japan's potential growth rate is steadily falling with the aging of its population. This paper explores the extent to which raising female labor participation can help slow this trend. Using a more...



Japan: Financial Sector Assessment Program—Technical Note on Credit Intermediation

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Japan: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Technical Note on Financial System Spillovers - An Analysis of Potential Channels

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Samoa: 2012 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report, Informational Annex, Debt Sustainability Analysis, Public Information Notice, Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Singapore: 2012 Article IV Consultation- Staff Report, Informational Annex, Public Information

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Japan: Insurance Core Principles-Detailed Assessment of Observance

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Japan: Oversight and Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs) - Technical Note

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Japan: IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation - Detailed Assessment of Implementation

Release Date: August, 2012

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Japan: Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision - Detailed Assessment of Compliance

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Philippines: Reform of the Fiscal Regimes for Mining and Petroleum

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Japan: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Japan: Selected Issues

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Japan: Financial Sector Stability Assessment Update

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Intergenerational Implications of Fiscal Consolidation in Japan

Author/Editor: Kiichi Tokuoka.

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

In Japan, intergenerational inequality in lifetime resources is substantial, with a heavier fiscal burden on the young than the old. Moreover, given the need for fiscal consolidation, the inequality more...



Private Information, Capital Flows, and Exchange Rates

Author/Editor: Jacob Gyntelberg, Mico Loretan, Subhanij Tientip.

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

We demonstrate empirically that not all capital flows influence exchange rates equally: Capital flows induced by foreign investors’ stock market transactions have both an economically more...



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