Current Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks, Volume IV.: Volume IV.

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International Monetary Fund, 1997 M04 3 - 1037 pages
This volume, edited by Robert C. Effros, surveys developments at international financial institutions, regional developments affecting central banks, the progress of the European Union countries toward monetary union and a unified banking market, the effect of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the World Trade Organization on banking services, and the implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement for central banks. Other topics discussed include banking regulation and reform in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, countries of the former Soviet Union, and China; banking supervision; the role of deposit insurance; bankruptcy policy; derivatives; securitization; payments systems; securities transfers; and capital standards for market risk. Appendices reproduce relevant legal documentation.

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Contents

Introduction
xi
DEVELOPMENTS AT INTERNATIONAL
1
Developments at the International Bank
29
Developments at the International Finance Corporation
35
The First Three Years of the European Bank
47
Comment
55
ул European Monetary Union and the European System
72
The European Communitys Second Banking Directive
84
Financial Derivatives
465
23B The Risks of Financial Derivatives
474
Comment
482
Has It Matured?
487
Comment
510
Payment Systems
517
Andrew T Hook
551
Charles W Mooney Jr
574

GATT and Its Effect on Banking Services
131
Comment
138
Central Banks
143
Comment
153
Banking Law Developments in Latin America
159
U S Banking Regulation Roundtable
173
Stamp
181
Comment
198
Comment
226
Banking Law Developments in the United Kingdom
235
Banking Law Developments in Canada
258
Comment on Chapters 13 and
271
Banking Law Reform in China
289
Comment
304
Comment
322
Comment
367
Financial System
393
Policy Law and Strategy
421
The New Foreign Exchange Master Agreements
441
Comment
459
Raija Bettauer
591
General Agreement on Trade in Services
597
la Understanding on Commitments
627
Master Agreements
683
Master Agreement
701
International Swap Dealers Association ISDA
718
Derivatives
742
Information About the Derivatives Activities
760
Basle Committee Report on Banking Supervision
772
Risk Management
780
Principles and Practices for Wholesale Financial
786
Netting
797
Basle Committee Report on Asset Transfers
806
The London Code of Conduct for Principals
817
EC Directive on DepositGuarantee Schemes
861
EC Directive on Unfair Terms
879
Notes
889
Biographical Sketches
963
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