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Capital Market Reform in Asia contains a selection of papers that capture the essence of capital market reform in the Asian region, including important lessons from the global financial crisis of 2007–2009. It points to the need for Asian economies to adapt their capital market development strategies to rebalance growth by increasing mobilization of Asian savings for Asian investment.

Capital Market Reform in Asia is derived from 11 round table conferences on Capital Market Reform in Asia, jointly organized by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The volume charts the progress of capital market development in Asia after the 1997–1998 Asian financial crisis, providing insights into capital market reform and the new challenges that have arisen since the global financial crisis of 2007–2009, amidst reforms to the international financial architecture.

Investor Protection in the Asia and the Pacific Region: Survey Findings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Committee*
Investor protection in the Asia and the Pacific region: Survey findings of the Asia-Pacific regional committee
LynnHew and Mohammad NizamIsmail

In February 2001, the Asia-Pacific Regional Committee (APRC) of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) endorsed the mandate to study investment protection measures and avenues for investor recourse in APRC countries. With growing retail participation in the capital markets (either directly or through pension plans), an increased level of cross-border activities and proliferation of innovative financial products in the recent years, a review of investor protection regimes, with a view to adapting these regimes to keep pace with evolving markets where necessary, was considered appropriate.

The role of investor protection is ...

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