Foreign bank lending during the Crisis: Evidence on branches vs subsidiaries

John Hooley, Glenn Hoggarth, Yevgeniya Korniyenko 14 February 2014

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Foreign banks contribute potentially large longer-term benefits to their host economies (see, for example, Claessens and van Horen 2012). But the experience of the recent crisis has revealed that their lending can be more cyclical than that of domestic banks (Cetorelli and Goldberg 2011, Claessens and van Horen 2012, De Haas and Lelyveld 2011). The financial stability impact of retrenchment by foreign banks has been a major concern for some economies.

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Topics:  Global crisis International finance

Tags:  global crisis, foreign banks, lending, foreign subsidiaries

Foreigners vs. natives: Bank lending and loan pricing

Thorsten Beck, Vasso P. Ioannidou, Larissa Schäfer 13 July 2012

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The past two decades have seen a large increase in foreign bank entry across the globe. The increase in foreign bank participation has been especially strong in the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America, reaching well above 80% of the number of banks in several countries (Claessens et al. 2008). The effects of foreign bank participation on lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been a controversial issue among academics and policymakers alike.

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Topics:  Global crisis International finance

Tags:  foreign banks, SMEs, Bolivia

2nd MoFiR Workshop on Banking

7 - 8 March 2013, Ancona (Italy)

Event Type

Workshop

Institution

Università Politecnica delle Marche and MoFiR
Dates

Start Date

Thu, 03/07/2013

End Date

Fri, 03/08/2013

More information

https://sites.google.com/site/mofirunivpm/home/events/workshop2013

Attendance

Yes

Location

Ancona (Italy)
Organizer

Organizer(s)

Andrea F. Presbitero

Contact Email

mofir@univpm.it

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Topics

Financial markets Global crisis Microeconomic regulation
Tags
liquidity, banking, foreign banks, SME lending

Foreign banks and the global financial crisis: Investment and lending behaviour

Stijn Claessens, Neeltje van Horen 31 January 2012

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Foreign banks have in many countries become important sources of financial intermediation. Given this importance, understanding the impact of the financial crisis on foreign-bank behaviour is important. Questions being asked include:

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Topics:  Global crisis International finance

Tags:  investment, global crisis, foreign banks, cross-border banking

Foreign banks: Trends and impact on financial development

Stijn Claessens, Neeltje van Horen 28 January 2012

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Although interrupted by the recent financial crisis, the past two decades have seen an unprecedented degree of globalisation, especially in financial services. Cross-border bank and other capital flows have increased dramatically. Many banks have ventured abroad and established a presence in other countries. This has happened among EU countries (Allen et al 2011), but especially in emerging markets and developing countries.

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Topics:  Development International finance

Tags:  development, foreign banks, cross-border banking

Foreign banks and small and medium enterprises: Are they really estranged?

Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria 01 April 2010

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The financing of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has been a subject of great interest both to policymakers and researchers because of the significance of SMEs in private sectors around the world and evidence that these firms are financially constrained. According to Ayyagari et al. (2007) and Beck and Demirguc-Kunt (2006), SMEs account for close to 60% of manufacturing employment on average across 76 developed and developing countries.

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Topics:  Financial markets Productivity and Innovation

Tags:  foreign banks, Small and medium enterprises

In defence of foreign banks

Ralph De Haas 28 May 2009

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“Banker” has recently become something of a dirty word and “foreign banker” a most reviled sub-species. In recent months, foreign-owned banks have, amongst other things, been accused of abandoning some of the emerging markets that have contributed so much to their profitability over the last decade. When the going gets tough, so the story goes, foreign banks quickly cut back their lending abroad and refocus on domestic clients. International bank lending to emerging markets has indeed shrunk considerably over the last months. Is foreign bank lending really inherently instable?

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Topics:  International finance

Tags:  banks, foreign banks, Eastern and Central Europe

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