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The influence of foreign bank entry on lending to small firms in Tanzania

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  • Tadeo Andrew Satta
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    Developing countries have witnessed an increase in foreign bank participation during the last decade. Using bank level data for the period 1991-2001, we examine the influence of foreign banks on the financing of small firms in Tanzania. Despite dominating the banking sector, results suggest that the financing of small firms by foreign banks is insignificant compared to domestic banks. Clearly, there is a need for a new approach to policy that will encourage significant foreign bank lending to small firms.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Economic Policy Reform.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 165-173

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jpolrf:v:7:y:2004:i:3:p:165-173

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    Keywords: Banks; Business Economics; Formal and Informal Sectors; Government Policy; Africa; JEL Codes: G21; M21; O17; O38; O55;

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    1. Barajas, Adolfo & Steiner, Roberto & Salazar, Natalia, 2000. "The impact of liberalization and foreign investment in Colombia's financial sector," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 63(1), pages 157-196, October.
    2. Clarke, George R. G. & Cull, Robert & Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad & Sanchez, Susana M., 2002. "Bank lending to small businesses in Latin America : does Bank origin matter?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2760, The World Bank.
    3. Claessens, Stijn & Demirguc-Kunt, Asl[iota] & Huizinga, Harry, 2001. "How does foreign entry affect domestic banking markets?," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(5), pages 891-911, May.
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