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The International Handbook on Financial Reform

Edited by Maximilian J.B. Hall, Reader in Banking and Financial Regulation, Loughborough University, UK
This major Handbook provides country studies of the latest developments in financial reform in a selection of both developed and developing countries from Western Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia, written by acknowledged experts in their fields. The outcome is an up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive account of the current world-wide attempt to refashion the way in which the financial services industry (and especially the banking sector) is regulated and supervised.
Extent: 320 pp
Hardback Price: $215.00 Web: $193.50
Publication Date: 2003
ISBN: 978 1 84064 063 2
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Financial Economics and Regulation
  • Money and Banking
Under growing pressure from within and outside their economies, countries around the world have recently embarked upon wide-ranging programmes of financial reform.

This major Handbook provides country studies of the latest developments in financial reform in a selection of both developed and developing countries from Western Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia, written by acknowledged experts in their fields. The outcome is an up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive account of the current world-wide attempt to refashion the way in which the financial services industry (and especially the banking sector) is regulated and supervised.

The contributors find that programmes of reform have embraced all or most of the following elements:
• central bank reform
• changes in the legal operating environment and market pressures for mergers
• consolidation
• demutualisation
• supervisory reform
• measures such as the introduction of explicit deposit insurance schemes.

This comprehensive reference work contains a wealth of up-to-date knowledge, presented in an accessible manner and with a standardised format. It will be of interest to scholars of central banking and international banking reforms as well as policymakers, legislators, practitioners and organisations from the banking world.
‘The editor did an excellent job in editing this Handbook. . . each chapter gives a very clear and highly informative account of how each country struggles during a crisis and manages to reform their financial industry, as well as the supervision that goes alongside it. What makes this Handbook great reading is the formula followed almost faithfully by all the contributors of the book.’
– Michael Ong, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance
Contributors: K. Davis, K. Gottwald, D.H. Gowland, M.J.B. Hall, Y.C. Jao, R. Klump, A. Kuroda, A. Mullineux, V. Murinde, K.J. Ngiam, M. Onado, A. Pinijkulviwat, B. Reszat, M. Schueller, P.L. Siklos, R.L. Troster
Contents: Introduction 1. Financial Reform in Australia 2. Price Stabilization, the Banking Crisis and Financial Reform in Brazil 3. Financial Reform in Canada: Past, Present and Future 4. Financial System Reform in China 5. Financial Reform in Germany 6. Financial Reform in Hong Kong 7. Financial Reform in Italy 8. Financial Reform in Japan 9. Financial Sector Reforms in Singapore 10. Financial Reform in Thailand 11. Financial Reform in the UK 12. Financial Sector Reform in Vietnam Index