Banking Structure and Credit Growth in Central and Eastern European Countries

Banking Structure and Credit Growth in Central and Eastern European Countries

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Recent developments have increased questions about vulnerabilities in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEE) that are experiencing credit booms. This paper analyzes the role of foreign-owned banks in these credit booms. The results show that the CEE countries depend on foreign banks, and these foreign banks depend on interbank funding. Lending by foreign banks seems driven by economic growth and interest rate margins. This lending appears independent of economic but not financial conditions in the foreign bank''s home country.(2002) suggest that an economic downturn in the home market may cause a multinational bank to reduce its ... n.a. 75.6 84.4 84.1 83.9 84.1 Czech Republic n.a. 77.1 93.2 96.0 96.1 93.4 Slovakia 85.0 92.4 95.6 96.3 96.7 99.5 Estonia n.a. 97.9anbsp;...


Title:Banking Structure and Credit Growth in Central and Eastern European Countries
Author: Burcu Aydin
Publisher:International Monetary Fund - 2008-09-01
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