The Influence of Greek Banking Capital in Non-Eurozone Countries
The Greek debt crisis is poised to undermine already dwindling investment flows into south-eastern Europe's emerging economies, adding to barriers to recovery in one of the continent's most fragile regions. Greek lending in Central and Eastern Europe is concentrated mainly in Romania and Bulgaria, both struggling to recover from sharp economic contractions and most exposed to any scaling back in funding as Greece's banks shore up their own finances. Greece has been a major investor in the region- it is the second biggest in Serbia- since the fall of communism in 1989. Its problems have so far had only a limited impact on nearby states and it is unclear how much of a drag it may create. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development- B.E.R.D.- warned of potential hits to bank systems and economies and analysts have also raised concerns. Greek firms are also not expected to invest heavily in their usual target areas as they digest severe government cost cuts at home, while simple proximity to a country that has become the latest trouble spot on investors' radar may also be an issue. Greek banks could be the main canal to transmit the crisis in Romania. At the same time, the measures of prudenciality taken by Central Bank should counteract the possible difficulties for Romanian banking system.
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- Barbara Casu & Claudia Girardone, 2006. "Bank Competition, Concentration And Efficiency In The Single European Market," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 74(4), pages 441-468, 07.
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