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Equity and Private Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, Hemant Shah, Jorge Chan-Lau, Geoffrey Bannister, Ana Carvajal, Ivan Guerra

This study focuses on equity, private debt, and asset-backed securities markets in Central America. These markets are generally under-developed throughout the region due to several structural problems, economic and political factors, and weaknesses in regulation and in institutional investor base. The paper identifies key country-specific recommendations to strengthen securities laws, regulatory oversight, market infrastructure, investor base, and new products such as asset-backed securities. Despite these efforts, developing seven viable private capital markets is a difficult goal. The paper thus also explores the benefits and difficulties of creating a single capital market in a region still short of full economic integration
Table Of Contents
Contents; Executive Summary; I. Overview of Financial Sector; Tables; 1. Central America: Financial System Snapshot, as of end 2006; II. Regulation and Supervision of Securities Markets; A. Basic Legal and Regulatory Framework for Securities Markets; 2. Central America: Securities Markets Basic Legal and Regulatory Framework; B. Structure of Securities Regulators; 3. Central America: Structure and Resources of Securities Regulators; C. Authority, Staffing, Budget, and Quality of Enforcement; III. Market Infrastructure; A. Securities Exchanges; 4. Central America: Securities Exchanges
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non fiction
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1 online resource (132 p.)
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