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Foreign Banks, Foreign Lending and Cross-Border Contagion: Evidence from the BIS Data

Author(s): doc. PhDr. Adam Geršl Ph.D.,
Type: Articles in journals with impact factor
Year: 2007
Number: 2
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Published in: Czech Journal of Economics and Finance, 57(1-2), pp. 27 - 40
Publishing place: Praha
Keywords: contagion; banks; financial stability; common creditor
JEL codes: F30, F34, G21
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Grants: IES Research Framework Institutional task (2005-2011) Integration of the Czech economy into European union and its development
Abstract: The paper discusses the role of foreign banks and foreign lending in central and east European countries from the financial-stability perspective using Bank for International Settlements data on global banking. The pattern of foreign bank involvement in the region is analyzed and the risk of cross-border contagion explored, focusing on three topics: the maturity of cross-border exposures, the concentration of foreign creditors, and the existence of common creditors.

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