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Financial System Stability, Regulation, and Financial Inclusion

  • ADB Institute
  • Financial Services Agency, Japan
  • International Monetary Fund Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific


  • It provides up-to-date insights on the trade-offs between financial stability and moves to increase competition in the financial sector

  • It provides a comprehensive view of policy tools for supporting increased financing for SMEs, including credit data bases

  • It provides a comprehensive overview of issues related to providing finance for poorer households and SMEs, including the roles of financial education and consumer protection

Conference proceedings

Part of the ADB Institute Series on Development Economics book series (ADBISDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Hiroshi Okada
    Pages 1-3
  3. Odd Per Brekk, Ratna Sahay, Akira Ariyoshi, Tokio Morita, Akihiko Kagawa, Jae-Ha Park
    Pages 5-30
  4. Suhaedi, Ganeshan Wignaraja, Jongsoon Shin, Wako Watanabe, Yoshiaki Ogura, Salinee Wangtal et al.
    Pages 41-67
  5. Tarisa Watanagase, Naoyuki Yoshino, Tomoyuki Furusawa, Peter Morgan, Victor Pontines, Ranee Jayamaha et al.
    Pages 69-94
  6. Masahiro Kawai, Muliaman D. Hadad, Mikio Kajikawa, Tarisa Watanagase, Ranee Jayamaha, Hisashi Ono et al.
    Pages 95-119
  7. Masahiro Kawai
    Pages 121-122

About these proceedings


Financial authorities face a number of key challenges, including maintaining financial stability; ensuring long-term finance for stable economic growth; promoting greater access to financial services for both households and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and fostering a competitive financial industry. Access to finance for SMEs is particularly important, given their large shares in economic activity and employment in Asian economies. Striking the appropriate balance in achieving these objectives through financial supervision and regulation is an important policy issue for financial regulators. This book is the record of a joint conference in 2014 organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute; Financial Services Agency, Japan; and International Monetary Fund Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on the topic of financial system stability, regulation, and financial inclusion. Participants included noted scholars, policymakers, and financial industrial participants from Asia.


ADB Institute

The ADB Institute, located in Tokyo, is the think tank of the Asian Development Bank. Its mission is to identify effective development strategies and improve development management in ADB’s developing member countries.


Financial Services Agency, Japan

The Financial Services Agency, Japan is responsible for ensuring the stability of Japan’s financial system, the protection of depositors, insurance policyholders and securities investors, and smooth finance through such measures as planning and policymaking.


International Monetary Fund Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

The International Monetary Fund Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific contributes to economic surveillance and research, leads the IMF’s involvement in regional cooperation, manages regional capacity building programs, and promotes the understanding and two-way dialogue of the IMF in the region.



Financial Competition Financial Education Financial Inclusion Financial Stability SMEs

Editors and affiliations

  • ADB Institute
    • 1
  • Financial Services Agency, Japan
    • 2
  • International Monetary Fund Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
    • 3
  1. 1.ADB InstituteChiyoda-kuJapan
  2. 2.Financial Services Agency, JapanChiyoda-kuJapan
  3. 3.International Monetary Fund Regional Office for Asia and the PacificChiyoda-kuJapan

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