Foreign Banks, Foreign Lending and Cross-Border Contagion: Evidence from the BIS Data (in English)
The paper discusses the role of foreign banks and foreign lending in central and east European countries from the financial-stability perspective using Bank for International Settlements data on global banking. The pattern of foreign bank involvement in the region is analyzed and the risk of cross-border contagion explored, focusing on three topics: the maturity of cross-border exposures, the concentration of foreign creditors, and the existence of common creditors.
Volume (Year): 57 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (March)
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