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Transitioning from Blanket to Limited Deposit Guarantees: Thailand Policy Considerations

  • David Walker
  • Pongsak Hoontrakul
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    In the context of Thailand's unique banking system structure - highly concentrated in both banks and large depositors - the paper proposes an innovative two-tier hybrid DIS model. A publicly administered compulsory system would provide protection for low coverage level bank deposits similar to the approach adopted by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC); and a private/public system similar to that used in Germany would provide additional protection for high coverage level bank deposits on voluntary basis. The paper also offers some rule-based check lists, policy recommendations and implications.

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    This book is provided by South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre in its series Occasional Papers with number occ32 and published in 2001.
    ISBN: 983-9478-21-4
    Handle: RePEc:sea:opaper:occ32
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