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Taipei,China's banking problems: lessons from the Japanese experience

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  • Montgomery, Heather

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Over the past decade, the health of the banking sector in Taipei,China has been in decline. Falling returns on assets and equity, steadily rising non-performing loans and bank runs at smaller financial institutions have highlighted problems across the banking sector as a whole. This study analyzes both the causes of, and policy responses to, the banking sector problems in Taipei,China, drawing comparisons from the experience of Japan. The author shows that there are many valuable lessons to be learned from the Japanese experience. In particular, policy makers in Taipei,China are urged to heed the early warning signs of overall banking sector problems and to avoid the policy of forbearance. Importantly, a hoped-for macroeconomic recovery cannot be relied upon to help banks “grow out” of their problems.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 14939.

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Date of creation: Sep 2002
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:14939

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Keywords: bank; crisis; Taiwan; Japan;

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  1. Takeo Hoshi & Anil Kashyap, 1999. "The Japanese Banking Crisis: Where Did It Come From and How Will It End?," NBER Working Papers 7250, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Plummer, Michael G., 1998. "Asian Development Bank, asian Development outlook 1997 and 1998 : New York: Asian Development Bank, 1997," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 9(2), pages 369-371.
  3. D. Woo & Akihiro Kanaya, 2000. "The Japanese Banking Crisis of the 1990s - Sources and Lessons," IMF Working Papers 00/7, International Monetary Fund.
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Cited by:
  1. Montgomery, Heather & Takahashi, Yuki, 2011. "Bank recapitalization in the U.S. - lessons from Japan," MPRA Paper 33147, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Montgomery, Heather, 2003. "Taiwan's looming banking crisis," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 14(4), pages 645-667, August.
  3. Barbara Stallings, 2004. "Financial Liberalization, Crisis, and Rescue: Lessons for China from Latin America and East Asia?," IDB Publications 48078, Inter-American Development Bank.

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