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Financial Globalization in Emerging Countries: Diversification vs. Offshoring

  • Ceballos, Francisco

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Didier, Tatiana

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Schmukler, Sergio L.

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

Financial globalization has gathered attention since the early 1990s because of its macro-financial and crisis implications and its perceived large expansion. But financial globalization has taken different forms over time. This paper examines two important concurrent dimensions of financial globalization relevant for emerging countries: diversification and offshoring. We find that globalization via the diversification channel has expanded throughout during the 2000s as domestic residents invested more abroad and foreigners increased their domestic investments. However, financial globalization via offshoring has displayed more mixed patterns, with variations across markets and countries.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 19 Oct 2012
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Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0389
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