Financial Restructuring and Reform in Post-WTO China

Author: James R. Barth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 385

View: 9445

This book addresses the on-going process of financial restructuring and reform in post-WTO China from a legal perspective. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the impact of the WTO on China's financial markets and financial law systems. Chapter 2 discusses reform of banking law and regulation in post-WTO China. Chapter 3 addresses the role of the central bank in China's financial system, focusing on issues of independence and accountability of the People's Banking of China (PBOC), China's central bank. Chapter 4 analyses China's compliance with WTO obligations in the area of banking. Chapter 5 discusses the role of asset management companies (AMCs) in China's on-going banking restructuring and liberalization. Chapter 6 analyses the development of securities markets in China, the challenges being faced and the impact of the WTO. Chapter 7 describes insurance and its development in China, focusing on the role of the WTO in liberalization. A new topic in China, i.e., financial conglomerates, is discussed in chapter 8, building upon the discussions in the previous chapters. Chapter 9 in turn studies the issue of financial institution insolvency and restructuring as noted in previous chapters, key issues in China. Chapter 10 discusses the double impact of the WTO and one of China's regional trade agreements, CEPA, on China's banking law.

China's Economic Dynamics

A Beijing Consensus in the making?

Author: Jun Li,Liming Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317929357

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 4754

Although Chinese economic growth continues strong, and although China coped very well with the recent global crisis, the Chinese economy faces many challenges, including how to sustain growth, how to rebalance the economy towards more domestic consumption, how to accommodate rising wages, growing social and regional inequality, and how to reform financial and monetary policies. This book examines the key challenges currently facing the Chinese economy. It considers Chinas’ increasing global impact, discusses the institutional drivers of China’s economic growth, assesses critically China’s need for structural reform, and explores issues related to sustainability and human rights.

Global Value Chains in a Changing World

Author: Deborah Kay Elms,Patrick Low

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789287038821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 409

View: 6985

A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek

Chinese Banking Reform

From the Pre-WTO Period to the Financial Crisis and Beyond

Author: Chunxia Jiang,Shujie Yao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319639250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

View: 1739

This book is a wide-ranging and timely overview of the contemporary Chinese banking system. It charts the vast changes in Chinese banking from before China’s admission to the WTO in 2001 to more recent regulatory reform and developments in the shadow banking sector. The book begins with an economic history of the mono-banking system, and a critical discussion of reforms taken by the government in preparation for China’s entry to the WTO. The second part of the book discusses banking regulation and government policy during and after the global financial crisis in 2008-2009 and their impact on banking, including recent developments. Finally, the book concludes an empirical analysis of the impact of banking reforms on a number of important issues, including bank efficiency, capital structure, competition and financial stability, and risk taking behaviour, and a review of the relevance of shadow banking and internet banking.

Making Globalization Work

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066203

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 9224

"A damning denunciation of things as they are, and a platform for how we can do better."—Andrew Leonard, Salon Building on the international bestseller Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz offers here an agenda of inventive solutions to our most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges, with each proposal guided by the fundamental insight that economic globalization continues to outpace both the political structures and the moral sensitivity required to ensure a just and sustainable world. As economic interdependence continues to gather the peoples of the world into a single community, it brings with it the need to think and act globally. This trenchant, intellectually powerful, and inspiring book is an invaluable step in that process.

Corporate Governance and Enterprise Reform in China

Building the Institutions of Modern Markets

Author: Stoyan Tenev,Chunlin Zhang,Loup Brefort

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821351369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 7550

As China continues in its evolution from a planned economy to a market economy, and from an agricultural to a manufacturing and service-oriented economy, issues arising from owner diversification, corporate governance, and labor resource allocation have come to the forefront. Most particularly, corporate governance is being focused on as the state continues its withdrawal from direct ownership. This study evaluates short- and medium- term corporate governance issues impacting companies involved in ownership diversification. It examines problems associated with governance such as cost and framework design and makes recommendations concerning the many facets of corporate governance.

Guardians of Finance

Making Regulators Work for Us

Author: James R. Barth,Gerard Caprio,Ross Levine

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262300761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 2783

The recent financial crisis was an accident, a "perfect storm" fueled by an unforeseeable confluence of events that unfortunately combined to bring down the global financial systems. Or at least this is the story told and retold by a chorus of luminaries that includes Timothy Geithner, Henry Paulson, Robert Rubin, Ben Bernanke, and Alan Greenspan. In Guardians of Finance, economists James Barth, Gerard Caprio, and Ross Levine argue that the financial meltdown of 2007 to 2009 was no accident; it was negligent homicide. They show that senior regulatory officials around the world knew or should have known that their policies were destabilizing the global financial system and yet chose not to act until the crisis had fully emerged.Barth, Caprio, and Levine propose a reform to counter this systemic failure: the establishment of a "Sentinel" to provide an informed, expert, and independent assessment of financial regulation. Its sole power would be to demand information and to evaluate it from the perspective of the public--rather than that of the financial industry, the regulators, or politicians.

The Rise and Fall of the US Mortgage and Credit Markets

A Comprehensive Analysis of the Market Meltdown

Author: James Barth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470493885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 9711

The mortgage meltdown: what went wrong and how do we fix it? Owning a home can bestow a sense of security and independence. But today, in a cruel twist, many Americans now regard their homes as a source of worry and dashed expectations. How did everything go haywire? And what can we do about it now? In The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Markets, renowned finance expert James Barth offers a comprehensive examination of the mortgage meltdown. Together with a team of economists at the Milken Institute, he explores the shock waves that have rippled through the entire financial sector and the real economy. Deploying an incredibly detailed and extensive set of data, the book offers in-depth analysis of the mortgage meltdown and the resulting worldwide financial crisis. This authoritative volume explores what went wrong in every critical area, including securitization, loan origination practices, regulation and supervision, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, leverage and accounting practices, and of course, the rating agencies. The authors explain the steps the government has taken to address the crisis thus far, arguing that we have yet to address the larger issues. Offers a comprehensive examination of the mortgage market meltdown and its reverberations throughout the financial sector and the real economy Explores several important issues that policymakers must address in any future reshaping of financial market regulations Addresses how we can begin to move forward and prevent similar crises from shaking the foundations of our financial system The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Markets analyzes the factors that should drive reform and explores the issues that policymakers must confront in any future reshaping of financial market regulations.

China's Growth and Integration Into the World Economy

Prospects and Challenges

Author: Eswar Prasad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589062580

Category: Political Science

Page: 66

View: 4248

This IMF occasional paper offers an analytical overview of China's prospects and challenges for its growth and integration into the world economy. Divided into eight chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of China's economic position and development, including international trade, pricing, fiscal federalism, and labour market performance, the paper assesses China's economic potential for integration, and what it will take to achieve this goal.

Global Financial Development Report 2017/2018

Bankers without Borders

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464811962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 7713

Successful international integration has underpinned most experiences of rapid growth, shared prosperity, and reduced poverty. Perhaps no sector of the economy better illustrates the potential benefits--but also the perils--of deeper integration than banking. International banking may contribute to faster growth in two important ways: first, by making available much needed capital, expertise, and new technologies; and second, by enabling risk-sharing and diversification. But international banking is not without risks. The global financial crisis vividly demonstrated how international banks can transmit shocks across the globe. The Global Financial Development Report 2017/2018 brings to bear new evidence on the debate on the benefits and costs of international banks, particularly for developing countries. It provides evidence-based policy guidance on a range of issues that developing countries face. Countries that are open to international banking can benefit from global flows of funds, knowledge, and opportunity, but the regulatory challenges are complex and, at times, daunting. Global Financial Development Report 2017/2018 is the fourth in a World Bank series. The report also tracks financial systems in more than 200 economies before and during the global financial crisis on an accompanying website ( **Note: This World Bank report, Global Financial Development Report 2017/2018: Bankers without Borders, is not associated with the Grameen Foundation’s Bankers without Borders program, which engages volunteer consultants to donate their expertise to serve social enterprises and nonprofits in poor countries. For more information, visit:

Chinas Economic Rise

History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the Uni

Author: Morrison

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505525908


Page: 42

View: 5961

Prior to 1979, China, under the leadership of Chairman Mao Zedong, maintained a centrally planned, or command, economy. A large share of the country's economic output was directed and controlled by the state, which set production goals, controlled prices, and allocated resources throughout most of the economy. During the 1950s, all of China's individual household farms were collectivized into large communes. To support rapid industrialization, the central government undertook large-scale investments in physical and human capital during the 1960s and 1970s. As a result, by 1978 nearly three-fourths of industrial production was produced by centrally controlled, state-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to centrally planned output targets. Private enterprises and foreign-invested firms were generally barred. A central goal of the Chinese government was to make China's economy relatively self-sufficient. Foreign trade was generally limited to obtaining only those goods that could not be made or obtained in China.

Under New Ownership

Privatizing China's State-owned Enterprises

Author: Shahid Yusuf,Kaoru Nabeshima,Dwight Heald Perkins

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821356259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 7037

Although China's centrally planned economy is a little more than a shadow of its former self, the closely inter-linked reforms of the enterprise and banking sectors are still incomplete. The relative size of the state-owned enterprise sector has been much reduced, however, the sector remains the dominant borrower from the banking system and is responsible for the majority of bank non-performing assets. Thus in the interests of financial stability it is crucial to implement the remaining reform agenda. The accession to the WTO has also made it more urgent for China's most-dynamic state-owned en.


The Next Twenty Years of Reform and Development

Author: Ross Garnaut,Jane Golley,Ligang Song

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921666293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

View: 3833

China has made some remarkable achievements during the first three decades of economic reform and opening up, rising to become one of the world's most dynamic and globally-integrated market economies. Yet there remains much unfinished business on the reform and development agenda, coupled with newly emerging challenges. CHINA: THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS OF REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT highlights how the deepening of reforms in critical areas such as domestic factor markets, the exchange rate regime and the health system, combined with the strengthening of channels for effective policy implementation, will enable China to cope with the challenges that lie ahead. These include responding to the pending exhaustion of the unlimited supply of labour; playing a constructive role in reducing global trade imbalances; enhancing firms' ability to innovate; coping with migration, urbanisation and rising inequalities on scales unknown in world history; and dealing with rising energy and metal demand in an era in which low-carbon growth has become a necessity rather than a choice.

Fixing the Housing Market

Financial Innovations for the Future

Author: Franklin Allen,James R. Barth,Glenn Yago

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0137011601

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 7150

Explains the financial history leading to the mortgage meltdown and assesses today's housing finance systems in the United States and abroad.

Tales from the Development Frontier

How China and Other Countries Harness Light Manufacturing to Create Jobs and Prosperity

Author: Hinh T. Dinh,Thomas G. Rawski,Ali Zafar,Lihong Wang,Eleonora Mavroeidi

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821399896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

View: 4326

Tales from the Development Frontier presents analytical reviews and case studies that show how selected countries have developed light manufacturing to create jobs and foster prosperity. The focus is on China, a current powerhouse in light manufacturing, but the volume also analyzes a selection of countries in Africa and Asia.

Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

A Handbook for Development Practitioners

Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821389076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 9972

This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

Factions and Finance in China

Elite Conflict and Inflation

Author: Victor C. Shih

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521106474

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 5253

How does the Chinese banking sector really work? Nearly all financial institutions in China are managed by members of the Communist Party, yet economists and even those who engage the Chinese banking sector simply do not have a framework with which to analyze the links between banking and politics. Drawing from interviews, statistical analysis, and archival research, this book is the first to develop a framework with which to analyze how elite politics impact both monetary and banking policies. This book serves as an important reference point for all subsequent work on Chinese banking.