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A Simple Index of Banking Fragility: Application to Indian Data

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Using data on Indian banks for 1997-2007, the paper develops an index of banking fragility and subsequently examines the factors affecting the index. Based on the statistical properties of the index, we classify banks as exhibiting high, moderate and low stability. The multivariate regressions indicate an important role for banking industry variables in influencing the index.

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  • Saibal, Ghosh, 2010. "A Simple Index of Banking Fragility: Application to Indian Data," MPRA Paper 30321, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Renu Arora & Archana Singh, 2014. "Problems and obstacles in credit risk management in indian public sector banks," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 14(1), pages 353-362.
    2. Koong, Seow Shin & Law, Siong Hook & Ibrahim, Mansor H., 2017. "Credit expansion and financial stability in Malaysia," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 339-350.

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    Keywords

    Banking stability index; state-owned banks; foreign banks; India;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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