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The Global Financial Crisis and its Impacton the Chilean Banking System

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  • Jorge A. Chan-Lau

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This paper explores how the global turmoil affected the risk of banks operating in Chile, and provides evidence that could help strengthen work on vulnerability indicators and off-site supervision. The analysis is based on the study of default risk codependence, or CoRisk, between Chilean banks and global financial institutions. The results suggest that the impact of the global financial crisis was limited, inducing at most a one-rating downgrade to banks operating in Chile. The paper concludes by assessing government measures aimed at reducing systemic risk in the domestic banking sector and the recommendations to allocate SWF assets to domestic banks.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 10/108.

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Length: 21
Date of creation: 01 Apr 2010
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:10/108

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Keywords: Banks; Banking sector; Credit risk; Economic models; Financial systems; Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009; International banking; Stabilization measures; banking; banking system; financial institutions; financial system; bank claims; bank of canada; bond; financial instruments; bank vulnerabilities; reserve requirements; bank vulnerability; domestic financial system; financial markets; international banks; derivatives trading; banking systems; bank securities; banking crises; banking supervisory agency; bank lending; bank fragility; potential exposure; bank failures; financial sector; banks ? balance sheets; bonds; financial stability; banking institutions; financial fragility; banks ? loan; bond market; international financial system; government bonds; equity investment;

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  1. Jorge A. Chan-Lau, 2008. "The globalisation of finance and its implications for financial stability: an overview of the issues," International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 1(1), pages 3-29.
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Cited by:
  1. Rodolfo Maino & Kalin Tintchev, 2012. "From Stress to CoStress: Stress Testing Interconnected Banking Systems," IMF Working Papers 12/53, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Jorge A. Chan-Lau, 2010. "Balance Sheet Network Analysis of Too-Connected-to-Fail Risk in Global and Domestic Banking Systems," IMF Working Papers 10/107, International Monetary Fund.

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