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Banking sector competition in Russia

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  • Anzoategui, Diego
  • Soledad Martinez Peria, Maria
  • Melecky, Martin

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The Russian banking sector includes approximately 1,000 banks, but is it competitive? This paper analyzes bank competition in Russia during 2002-2008. The authors examine indicators of concentration and contestability, and compute non-structural measures of competition. They compare competition in Russia to that in Brazil, China, and India, and contrast competition across different groups of banks within Russia. Contestability in Russia is obstructed by uneven supervisory practices and an unclear exit process. Non-structural measures reveal that banks in Russia are less competitive than those in Brazil. Within Russia, large banks and state-owned banks exert more market power than the smaller and privately-owned institutions. Finally, business-oriented banks are more competitive than those concentrating on lending to individuals.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 5449.

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Date of creation: 01 Oct 2010
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:5449

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Keywords: Banks&Banking Reform; Access to Finance; Financial Intermediation; Financial Crisis Management&Restructuring; Emerging Markets;

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Cited by:
  1. Andries Alin Marius & Capraru Bogdan, 2011. "Competition In Romanian Banking Sector," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 455-460, July.
  2. Andrei Vernikov, 2011. "Government Banking in Russia: Magnitude and New Features," IWH Discussion Papers 13, Halle Institute for Economic Research.

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