Bank Reform in Greece with reference to Eastern Europe. The Case of the Hellenic Industrial Development Bank S.A
AbstractIs Greece a reforming economy? The purpose of this paper is to present the evolution and structure of the banking sector in Greece, with reference to the parallel experiences of the Eastern European (EE) countries. In Section 2, we are concerned with the domestic economic environment within which the Greek Banking System (GBS) operates. and the pressures building up within the system encouraging reform. In Section 3, we look into the evolution of the Greek Banking System, both in terms of structures and in terms of policy. Changes in the instruments of monetary policy are also considered in this section. In Section 4, we present the case of the Hellenic Industrial Development Bank, currently undergoing a thorough restructuring plan. In Section 5, we examine some of the main similarities and differences between Greece and the EE countries in relation to banking sector problems and reforms.
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Date of creation: 1998
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Greece; banking reform; bad debt; restructuring.;
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- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
- P59 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems - - - Other
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- NEP-ALL-1998-11-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-FMK-1998-11-30 (Financial Markets)
- NEP-IFN-1998-11-30 (International Finance)
- NEP-MON-1998-11-30 (Monetary Economics)
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