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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: sector, roads, management, asset
Number of Pages: 82
Published: 2001-07
ISBN-10: 9264186972
ISBN-13: 9789264186972

What is asset management? How do road administrations achieve an integrated approach to asset management? How does this differ from the management of individual assets? What are the implications for data collection and management? What does it mean for road administrations and road sector policy?. This report examines the requirements of asset management systems, the integration of existing component systems into a comprehensive approach to asset management, the incorporation of a business-like approach, performance monitoring and the implementation of such systems.

Author: Diana Hancock
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: backed, securities, markets, asset, functioning, government, guarantees, analysis
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 1437939872
ISBN-13: 9781437939873

Focuses on a specific market failure that is associated with asset-backed securitization and proposes a tailored govżt. remedy. The additional liquidity provided by securitization may (or may not) lower primary loan rates. If guarantee-sensitive investors doubt the credit quality of asset-backed bonds, large risk premiums can develop. If a financial crisis ensues, securitization can disappear from the market entirely, leaving banks that originate the highest quality loans as the only source of credit. This abrupt increase in lending standards can tighten credit, exacerbate asset price decline

Author: Terrell Dorn
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: estimates, implementing, practices, improve, change, reliability, program, seaway, asset, renewal, lawrence
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437933378
ISBN-13: 9781437933376

The St. Lawrence Seaway (the Seaway) is a 50-year-old bi-national (U.S. and Canada) transportation asset serving substantial manufacturing and service industries in both the U.S. and Canada. The St. Lawrence Seaway Develop. Corp. (SLSDC), a wholly owned govżt. corp., operates and maintains the two locks. In 2009, SLSDC initiated a 10-year U.S. Seaway Asset Renewal Program (ARP) for its navigation infrastructure and facilities. This report examined: (1) How the cost estimates in the ARP have changed from Feb. 2009 to Feb. 2010; (2) The extent to which the ARP covers all asset renewal needs; an

Author: Orice Williams Brown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: asset, program, term, process, backed, securities, making, loan, strengthen, relief, treasury, needs, troubled, decision
Number of Pages: 99
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 1437928927
ISBN-13: 9781437928921

The Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) was created by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to help meet consumer and small business credit needs by supporting issuance of asset-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities. This report assesses: (1) the risks TALF-eligible assets pose to the Troubled Asset Relief Program; (2) Department of the Treasuryżs role in decision making for TALF; and (3) the condition of securitization markets before and after TALF. The report reviewed program documents, analyzed data from prospectuses and other sources, an

Author: Baird Webel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: turmoil, issues, analysis, financial, current, economic, stabilization, emergency
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437939694
ISBN-13: 9781437939699

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Contents: (1) Intro.; (2) Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP): Provisions of TARP: Asset Purchase; Asset Insur.; Program Size; Private Equity and Debt Considerations; Oversight Provisions; Assistance to Homeowners; Exec. Compensation; Mark-to-Market Accounting; Increase in Deposit Insur.; Treasury Actions Since Enactment; Asset Purchase and Insur.; Preferred Share Purchase; Homeownersż Assistance; Auto Mfrs.; Consumer Asset-Backed Securities; (3) Potential Causes of Financial Instability; (4) Sources of Current Market Turmoil;

Author: Theodore S. Greenberg
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: asset, conviction, based, forfeiture, non, guide, recovery, practices, stolen
Number of Pages: 284
Published: 2009-04
ISBN-10: 0821378902
ISBN-13: 9780821378908

Non-Conviction Based (NCB) asset forfeiture is a powerful tool for recovering the proceeds and instrumentalities of corruption, particularly in cases where the proceeds are transferred abroad. A procedure that provides for the restraint, seizure, and forfeiture of tainted assets without the need for a criminal conviction, it can be critical when the wrongdoer is dead, has fled the jurisdiction, or is immune from prosecution features common in cases of grand corruption. A growing number of jurisdictions have established a system to allow NCB forfeiture. In addition, NCB forfeiture has been reco

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: corruption, public, officials, prevent, declarations, tool, asia, eastern, europe, central, fighting, asset
Number of Pages: 153
Published: 2011-04-01
ISBN-10: 9264095276
ISBN-13: 9789264095274

Many countries have introduced systems of asset declarations for public officials in order to prevent corruption. These systems vary greatly from country to country and their impact on mitigating corruption is not well known. This study provides a systematic analysis of existing practices in asset declaration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and in some OECD countries in Western Europe and North America. It examines (1) the key elements of asset declaration systems, such as policy objectives, legal frameworks and institutional arrangements; (2) the categories of public officials who are req
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