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The vast expansion of international nancial activity over the last decade has been a central fact of international economic life. Balance-of-payments statistics indicate that cross-border transactions in bonds and equities among the G-7 countries rose from less than 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 1980 to over 140 percent in 1995. 1(More)
Schnyder crystalline corneal dystrophy (SCCD, MIM 121800) is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by progressive opacification of the cornea resulting from the local accumulation of lipids, and associated in some cases with systemic dyslipidemia. Although previous studies of the genetics of SCCD have localized the defective gene to a 1.58 Mbp(More)
One of the most important developments in the world economy during the past three decades has been the willingness of governments in emerging markets to liberalize controls over international capital movements—a process known as capital account liberalization+ What accounts for this trend? While existing research highlights a number of important factors, it(More)
No part of this working paper may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by information storage or retrieval system, without permission from the Institute. Abstract Th is paper examines the exchange rate regimes of East Asian countries since the initial shift by China to a(More)
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Newborns with peripheral nerve lesions involving the upper extremity are difficult to evaluate. The reliability of the Active Movement Scale (AMS), a tool for assessing motor function in infants with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy (OBPP), was examined in 2 complementary studies. Part A was an interrater reliability study in which 63 infants younger than(More)
CIHR is the Government of Canada's agency for health research. Its mandate is to " excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian healthcare system. " The Canadian(More)
______________________ Date accepted 1 Dedicated to my parents Krishna Reddy and Sarvamangala for their infinite love. 2 Acknowledgements I would like to extend my sincere and utmost gratitude to Dr. Graduate Research Assistant in the DOBES project and for funding me during the course of my thesis. I would like to thank my colleague and friend Mirco(More)
We examine why these regulatory differences exist and what they imply for differences in minimum capital requirements for position risk. We consider differences in the definition and measurement of regulatory capital and we quantify differences in the capital charges for position risk by reference to a model portfolio that contains a variety of financial(More)