Who is to blame for the credit crunch: foreign ownership or foreign funding?

Erik Feyen, Raquel Letelier, Inessa Love, Samuel Munzele Maimbo, Roberto Rocha 15 March 2014

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From boom to crunch

Although most developing countries around the world experienced a severe contraction of bank credit during the recent global financial crisis, the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region was disproportionately hit after it had experienced very high credit growth (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Banking system trends in ECA

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Topics:  Financial markets Global crisis International finance

Tags:  Credit crunch, global financial crisis, banking, Eastern Europe, cross-border banking, credit growth, Central Asia

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