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Banking integration in Europe

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  • Daniel Pérez

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    (Banco de España)

  • Vicente Salas-Fumás

    ()
    (Banco de España
    Universidad de Zaragoza)

  • Jesús Saurina

    ()
    (Banco de España)

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    Abstract

    The paper studies the evolution and determinants of banking integration across European countries, including New Member States, with attention to the impact that the Euro might have on that process. It is the first time that banking integration is being studied using the data on international consolidated banking assets provided by the BIS. The paper also presents empirical evidence on the determinants of the flow of foreign banking assets across countries of the EU and the Euro area. Banking integration in Europe is still low but it progresses over time. The empirical evidence also shows that integration is affected by both, competitive and institutional conditions so it can not be viewed as a uniform and balanced process across all countries. Finally, evidence is provided indicating that the introduction of the Euro has changed the pace and trend of European banking integration.

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    Paper provided by Banco de Espa�a in its series Banco de Espa�a Working Papers with number 0519.

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    Length: 40 pages
    Date of creation: Aug 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:bde:wpaper:0519

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    Keywords: banking integration; internationalisation; openness; euro;

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    1. Pérez García Francisco & Tortosa-Ausina Emili & Arribas Fernández Iván, 2009. "The Determinants of International Financial Integration Revisited: The Role of Networks and Geographic Neutrality," Working Papers 201049, Fundacion BBVA / BBVA Foundation.
    2. Anton, Sorin Gabriel & Avadanei, Andreea, 2010. "The implications of European retail banking integration on small and medium-sized enterprises financing. An overview," MPRA Paper 28660, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. José M. Campa & Ignacio Hernando, 2007. "The reaction by industry insiders to M&As in the European financial industry," Banco de Espa�a Working Papers 0713, Banco de Espa�a.
    4. Pérez, Francisco & Arribas, Iván & Tortosa-Ausina, Emili, 2009. "Openness and geographic neutrality: How do they contribute to international banking integration?," MPRA Paper 17211, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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