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Financial Development And Economic Growth In Developing Asia

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Executive Summary

Economic theory suggests that sound and efficient financial systems - banks, equity markets, and bond markets - which channel capital to its most productive uses are beneficial for economic growth. Sound and efficient financial systems are especially important for sustaining growth in developing Asia because efficiency of investment will overshadow quantity of investment as the driver of growth in the region. The data indicate that the region's financial systems have become deeper and more diversified since the early 1990s.

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