Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS Sep 5, 2019
Disclosed by Bank Jul 16, 2019
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According to the bank website, "the transaction TA will support diagnostic studies, policy dialogue, and the preparation of the proposed Financial Markets Development Program. It will also help the Pakistan Government formulate a national capital market development master plan. The reforms under the program will serve to remove the binding constraints to the achievement of a vibrant capital market, such as (i) ad hoc government debt management practices and absence of a clear capital market development strategy for debt issuances; (ii) shallow and illiquid corporate bond and equity markets, and ineffective market facilitation; and (iii) fragile market stability. The TA will also explore the measures required to encourage broader participation of institutional investors in Pakistan's securities markets, and to lay the groundwork for introducing alternative financing instruments, such as derivatives, as the financial markets develop."
Responsible ADB Officer Syed Ali-Mumtaz H. Shah
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance
Q-Block, Finance Division,
Pak Secretariat, Red Zone, Islamabad,
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