Fiscal Frameworks and Financial Systems in East Asia: How Much Do They Matter?
This volume addresses the two key financing constraints that firms must face: taxation and finance. The taxation analysis focuses on how tax systems in selected Asian economies affect growth and the relative competitiveness of foreign and domestic enterprises. It outlines key features of the systems and provides a set of guidelines for potential foreign investors as to how these systems compare with each other (and with those in Canada and the United States) and predict future developments (including financial innovation and the internet).
The study of financial frameworks focuses on corporate finance and analyzes the relationship between financing patterns and the level of development of securities markets and financial liberalization in the region. It focuses on the issue of how firms finance investments and the extent to which they depend on retained earnings and funding obtained through the market.
Both studies include Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines. Both also consider the implications of taxation for savings and investment flows in domestic economies and across borders-and the implications of public sector demand for savings for corporate financing constraints.
- Series: HSBC Bank Canada Papers on Asia
- World Rights
- Page Count: 198 pages
- Dimensions: 5.9in x 0.5in x 9.0in
Author InformationWendy Dobson is the co-director at the Rotman Institute for International Business and a professor emerita of Economic Analysis and Policy. Dobson served as Chair of the International Steering Committee of the Pacific Trade and Development network (2010–18), acted as a trustee of the Trilateral Commission, and was a member of the International Economics Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Her previous book, Gravity Shift (2009), also published by University of Toronto Press, was a finalist for the National Business Book Award in 2010.
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