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The Italian banking system: Facts and interpretations

  • De Bonis, Riccardo
  • Pozzolo, Alberto Franco
  • Stacchini, Massimiliano

The paper compares the essential features of the Italian banking system with those of the other large euro-area countries. The analysis focuses on banks? size, ownership and competitiveness, their role in financing firms, the composition of their balance sheets and their degree of internationalization, profitability and terms for customers. Within this overall framework the paper examines the banking system?s response to the financial crisis of 2007-09 and subsequent developments. The progress made in decades past is recalled and further necessary steps set out.

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Paper provided by University of Molise, Dept. EGSeI in its series Economics & Statistics Discussion Papers with number esdp12068.

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Length: 40
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Handle: RePEc:mol:ecsdps:esdp12068
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