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  • International Monetary Fund. European Dept.
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    This Selected Issues paper elaborates findings and discussions of 2013 Cluster Consultation Nordic Regional report. The countries have close economic and financial ties and face some common challenges and shared risks, such as large banking sectors and high household debt. The economic performance of the four continental Nordic economies (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden—Nordic-4) ranks among the advanced economic development circle. It is analyzed that the large Nordic banking systems support relatively high levels of private sector debt. House price developments in the Nordic-4 pose a risk to broader macroeconomic stability in the context of strained household balance sheets.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Staff Country Reports with number 13/275.

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    Length: 41
    Date of creation: 05 Sep 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfscr:13/275

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    Keywords: Economic integration; Housing prices; Household credit; Banking systems; Financial risk; Regional shocks; Cross country analysis; Selected issues; Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden; deposit insurance; deposit insurance coverage; banking sector; banking crises; bank assets; bank balance sheets; banking sectors; banking institutions; regional bank; probability of default; banking crisis; macroeconomic stability; bank liability; bank failures; mortgage lending; bank default; banking network; equity investment; banking business; bank losses; banking sector assets; bank capital;

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