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Volume: 7 Number: 16

Title: Global Banking Law Database

Source/Sponsoring Agency: World Bank Group; International Monetary Fund


Date Checked: 4/11/2002      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 4/23/2002

Topics: Accounting; Banking Law; Commercial Law; Foreign Law

Other keywords: European Union; International Law; Legal Reform

Contents: The Global Banking Database is a project of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The "About" page provides a good description of the scope and the format of the database: texts of banking legislation (in unofficial English translation) for many countries and the European Union, in both MS Word and PDF formats. Nations included are principally from Europe, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, and the Americas. As it is a work in progress some important financial powers, such as Japan and Italy, have yet to be added. Legislation can be retrieved by country, topic, keyword, or a combination of the above. Thirty-five topics have been selected--a separate page gives a complete outline of subjects covered--including accounting, administration, licensing, money laundering and crime, deposits, acquisitions, and operational independence. Links are provided to the websites of the national banks or monetary authorities of some of the countries, besides international bodies like the European Union and the Bank for International Settlements. As the database grows it will be a useful resource for legal reform and comparative law.

Author of Annotation: A. Carson

Last Modified: 6/20/2012