Money Matters in Myanmar: Banking and Finance Law and Practice

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This book provides the most up-to-date coverage of the new banking and finance framework in Myanmar. It explains the institutions, regulators and reforms in light of Myanmar’s turbulent and fascinating history and provides in-depth information about key changes in the last few years. It is easy to read, well researched and written with the benefit of local and international knowledge. It is an indispensable book for scholars, practitioners, investors, and anyone who wants a better understanding of how money moves in and out, and around Myanmar.

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Sovereign Finance and the Poverty of Nations: Odious Debt in International Law

National debts incurred by illegiodious-debt-largetimate regimes against the best interests of the citizens is a serious problem of international economics and politics. These sovereign debts, often referred to as odious debts, deplete the public purse and create an ongoing financial liability that serves to constrain investment and economic growth, and conspires to keep millions in poverty. This important and timely book explains the legal principles and politics involved in the issue of odious debts, and sovereign debt arrangements more generally. The author goes beyond abstract arguments and proposes legal rules and international regulation that should be put in place to create the right incentives to stop the transmission of odious debts. Her proposal is for a registration scheme for sovereign debt, and the imposition of positive duties on financiers who provide loans to sovereign borrowers.

Sovereign Finance and the Poverty of Nations will appeal to students, academics, debtactivists, policy makers, international finance practitioners and anyone with a general interest in sovereign finance affairs.

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Poverty and the International Economic Legal System: Duties to the World’s Poor

poverty-ielWith a focus on how trade, foreign investment, commercial arbitration and financial regulation rules affect impoverished individuals, Poverty and the International Economic Legal System examines the relationship between the legal rules of the international economic law system and states’ obligations to reduce poverty. The contributors include leading practitioners, practice-oriented scholars and legal theorists, who discuss the human aspects of global economic activity without resorting to either overly dogmatic human rights approaches or technocratic economic views. The essays extend beyond development discussions by encouraging further efforts to study, improve and develop legal mechanisms for the benefit of the world’s poor and challenging traditionally de-personified legal areas to engage with their real-world impacts.

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