Financial Market Constraints and Private Investment in a Developing Country

Author/Editor:

Omotunde E. G. Johnson

Publication Date:

December 1, 1990

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Summary:

Firms in developing countries that seek outside financing for investment must often choose their debt-equity combinations in the face of financial market constraints on debt service, on outside equity financing, and on internal finance (endowments). Inefficiencies in the allocation of available finance and in the equity-debt choices that can ensue can be prevented by appropriate policy measures to improve information on profitable investment opportunities and about firms; to directly strengthen financial intermediation; and to support appropriate credit guarantee schemes.

Series:

Working Paper No. 90/121

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 1990

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451939163/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1211990

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

31

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