The Basel Capital Accords in Developing Countries: Challenges for Development Finance

Hardcover | January 15, 2010

EditorRicardo Gottschalk

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This book is about the new capital adequacy framework -- known as Basel II -- approved by the Basel Committee in 2004. It aims to discuss Basel II implementation in different categories of developing countries, including emerging market economies, such as Brazil and low-income countries such as Ethiopia and Zambia.

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This book is about the new capital adequacy framework -- known as Basel II -- approved by the Basel Committee in 2004. It aims to discuss Basel II implementation in different categories of developing countries, including emerging market economies, such as Brazil and low-income countries such as Ethiopia and Zambia.

RICARDO GOTTSCHALK is an economist with long-term experience in applied quantitative work, international and development finance, banking regulation and macroeconomic policy analysis. He has worked as consultant to the UK Department for International Development, European Commission, G-24, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNRISD and the governments of v...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.67 × 5.67 × 0.68 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222242

ISBN - 13:9780230222243

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Basel II Matters
Basel II and International Bank Lending to Developing Countries
Basel II in Emerging Markets: a Comparative Perspective between Brazil and India
The Impacts of Capital Adequacy Requirements on Emerging Markets
Views on Basel II: The Case of Brazil
Views on Basel II: The Case of India
Views on Basel II: The Sub-Saharan African Countries
Basel II and Development Finance: Establishing Regional Guarantee Funds to Ease Access to Credit for SMEs
Conclusions and the Way Forward