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How Should We Bank With Foreigners?—An Empirical Assessment of Lending Behavior of International Banks to Six East Asian Economies

  • Pontines, Victor

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Siregar, Reza Y.

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

The authors construct macro-and micro-panel data on international bank lending to six Asian economies—Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand—to analyze a number of objectives. The paper first examines the influence of critical determinants not only to overall international bank lending but also to cross-border bank lending, and next examines the differences between subsidiaries and branches of international banks in terms of their ability to shield themselves from the financial difficulties of their global parent banks and thus their ability to continue lending in destination markets.

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Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 386.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 09 Oct 2012
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Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0386
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