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Financial Regulation


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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Economic Report of the President

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The economy is recovering from the effects of the slowdown that began in the middle of 2000 and led to the subsequent recession. The American economy has been hit hard by the events of the past three years, most tragically by the effects of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Our economy and investor confidence were hurt when we learned that some corporate leaders were not playing by the rules. The combined impact of these events, along with the three-y...

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Nasd Market Surveillance Manual

By: Michael J. Kulczak

Excerpt: NASD was commissioned by the AMIR Program ?to assist the JSC in developing a feasible market surveillance procedures manual based on the level of market information, data, and tools currently available to the JSC, ASE and SDC for surveillance and ...

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Macromedia

By: Elizabeth A. Nelson

Excerpt: To Our Stockholders: You are cordially invited to attend the 2004 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Macromedia, Inc. to be held at 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, California 94103, on Monday, July 26, 2004, at 12:00 noon P.D.T. The matters expected to be acted upon at the meeting are described in detail in the following Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Proxy Statement. It is important that you use this opportunity to take part in the affairs of M...

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Russia : Bank Assistance for Private Sector and Financial Sector D...

By: Barbara Blaszczyk, Alexander Radygin

Economics

This paper is one of the background papers prepared by outside experts as an input to the Russia Country Assistance Evaluation (CAE Task Manager, Gianni Zanini) by the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) of the World Bank. Findings are based on a review of project appraisal and completion reports, sector reports, research papers in the academic literature, and a number of other documents produced by the Borrower and the Bank. The authors visited Russia in February 200...

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Economic Development in Post-Communist Countries : Transition as a...

By: Branko Milanovic

Economics

The objective of the course is to give an overview of post-Communist transition with emphasis on economic issues. Unlike the more traditional courses on transition, this one situates transition from Communism within the context of globalization. Thus, many of the typical transition issues (privatization, changes in social policies, pension privatization) will be viewed through the lenses of neo-liberal policies, and contrasted with similar policies pursued elsewehere (Me...

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Corporate Performance in the East Asian Financial Crisis

By: Stijn Claessens

Economics

The contributions of macroeconomic weaknesses, moral hazard, regulatory deficiencies, and the inherent instability of financial markets have all been investigated in depth (see Kaminsky and Reinhart 1999 for a review of recent work). Only more recently have variables in the corporate sector itself?performance, financial structure, and corporate governance?been included as explanatory factors. Some observers have gone so far as to attribute the East Asian debacle to these...

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Reconstruction and Development Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By: The World Bank

Economics

Even six years since the Dayton Agreement, state-owned enterprises still dominate BiH's economy. While privatization laws and regulations have been in place in the course of the past four years, long delays in preparing Opening Balance Sheets (OBS), clarifying ownership questions, installing the necessary technical infrastructure for carrying out mass privatization, and insufficient government commitment have repeatedly postponed the privatization of large enterprises. C...

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Fao/Who Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators Marrakesh, Morocco,...

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Summary: Shared responsibilities in the Canadian regulation of food safety Food safety policy in Canada is based on the risk analysis process using risk assessment, risk management and risk communication as its basic tenets. This responsibility is shared by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and, depending on the issue, other levels of government may be involved. Health Canada?s risk analysis process, referred to as a Decision-Making Framework (...

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Insurance Regulation Common Standards and Improved Coordination Ne...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Market conduct regulation-oversight of insurance company practices such as selling and underwriting policies-is the responsibility of the same state agencies that oversee insurance companies? financial solvency. Unlike financial regulation, however, with its nationwide standards that allow for coordination among state regulators, no generally accepted standards exist for market conduct regulation. While all states do some kinds of market regulation, including is...

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Common Standards and Improved Coordination Needed to Strengthen Ma...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Market conduct regulation-oversight of insurance company practices such as selling and underwriting policies-is the responsibility of the same state agencies that oversee insurance companies? financial solvency. Unlike financial regulation, however, with its nationwide standards that allow for coordination among state regulators, no generally accepted standards exist for market conduct regulation. While all states do some kinds of market regulation, including is...

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Employee Share Ownership in Privatized Companies : Assessing the P...

By: David M. Binns

Excerpt: The use of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and related strategies for providing employees an opportunity to acquire partial ownership in the companies where they work has grown in popularity over the past two decades. This is particularly true in ...

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Science Policy Council

By: John R. Fowle III, Ph. D.

Excerpt: DISCLAIMER This document has been reviewed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy and approved for publication and distribution. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

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An Anticorruption Reader : Supplemental Sources on Transparency, A...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Over the past twenty years, members of the donor community have increasingly recognized that corruption ? commonly (but not uniquely) defined as the abuse of public office for private gain ? is a major impediment to economic development. As the new USAID ...

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