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Japan's new consumer finance law

Asia Focus , Issue Feb

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Japanese city banks: unwarranted housing loan expectations

Asia Focus , Issue Sep

Periodic Essay
Regulatory frameworks for financial services in Asia

This Asia Focus report serves as a reference for current prudential regulatory regimes overseeing the financial services institutions in several Asian economies, and provides some context for the development of these structures. The scope of this report focuses specifically on pru-dential supervision and does not include broader is-sues of ongoing debate such as consumer protection, financial market regulation, and the merits of central banks in supervision.
Asia Focus , Issue Mar

Periodic Essay
Labor market trends in Massachusetts regions: northeast

Using the most recent data available, the Northeast Regional Labor Market Profile provides a detailed picture of the region?s current and future labor supply. For context, it also provides detailed information on labor demand in the region over the past decade. This profile is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.
Labor Market Trends

Periodic Essay
Burma – paving the road to a modern banking system

This Asia Focus report provides a historical background of Burmese banking crises, analyzes recent and upcoming regulatory reforms, and evaluates hurdles to the development of a modern banking system.
Asia Focus , Issue June

Periodic Essay
Challenges in global finance: the role of Asia

On June 11-12, 2012, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) held its fifth Conference on Asian Banking and Finance in San Francisco, entitled "Challenges in Global Finance: The Role of Asia." Conference participants discussed how the ongoing economic and financial uncertainties in Europe will impact the Asian economies, banking sectors and trade flows; and how Asian banks and financial institutions themselves are addressing these issues. While the conference covered a wide range of topics, this Asia Focus summarizes underlying themes discussed over the two days.
Asia Focus , Issue Sep

Periodic Essay
Five Simple Questions That Reveal Your Financial Health and Wealth

In the Balance , Issue 10 , Pages 1-3

Periodic Essay
Implementation of anti-money laundering standards in Asia

Global money laundering and terrorist financing activities impose significant costs on the world economy by damaging the effective operations of national economies. In response to the challenges posed by these activities, Asian governments and regulators have strengthened their anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) regimes by adopting standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental agency that develops and promotes policies to combat AML/CFT. Economies in the region have strengthened AML laws, established financial ...
Asia Focus , Issue Nov

Periodic Essay
Japanese banks and rising bond yields

Asia Focus , Issue Apr

Periodic Essay
Priority sector lending in Asia

This Asia Focus discusses Asia?s experience with priority sector lending, reviews the current state-level priority sector lending policies in several Asian economies, assesses the implications for the respective domestic banking systems, and examines potential alternative mechanisms to encourage lending to priority sectors.
Asia Focus , Issue Sept


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