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How does banking market power affect bank opacity? Evidence from analysts' forecasts
Whilst the ongoing banking regulatory reforms towards a comprehensive Basel III framework emphasise bank transparency, disclosure and a competitive banking market environment, very little is known about the empirical ...
Leverage and firm investment: the role of information asymmetry and growth
This paper demonstrates how financial leverage impacts firm investment and the extent to which this relationship is conditional on the level of information asymmetry as well as growth. The paper relies on data from 2403 ...
Information Asymmetry, Leverage and Firm Value. Do crisis and growth matter?
Drawing on pecking order and agency cost theories, we assess the extent to which information asymmetry is an important determinant of firm value and the extent to which this relationship is conditional on the leverage level ...
Credit Information Sharing and Loan Default in Developing Countries: The Moderating Effect of Banking Market Concentration and National Governance Quality
Departing from the existing literature, which associates credit information sharing with improved access to credit in advanced economies, we examine whether credit information sharing can also reduce loan default rate for ...