Deposit insurance after Iceland and Cyprus

Anne Sibert, 2 April 2013

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The facts are now well known. The largest banks in Cyprus are insolvent, but too big for the government of Cyprus to save – at least if it wanted to avoid the ‘double drowning’ fate of Ireland. The government, trying to rescue banks, found itself needing a rescue.

Topics: EU institutions, Financial markets, Macroeconomic policy
Tags: bail-ins, bank bailouts, Cyprus, deposit insurance, Iceland

Bank bailout guarantees and public debt

Angelo Baglioni, Umberto Cherubini, 1 December 2010

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The turmoil currently taking place in Ireland is the direct consequence of the troubles affecting its banking system and the bailout guarantee provided by the Irish government.

Topics: EU policies, Europe's nations and regions
Tags: bank bailouts, Eurozone crisis, Fiscal crisis, Ireland

On forbearance lending, bank bailouts, and distinguishing the walking wounded from the living dead

Max Bruche, Gerard Llobet, 9 August 2010

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As a consequence of the global crisis, there are worries that many countries will slide into a Japanese-style decade of lost growth.

Topics: Europe's nations and regions, Financial markets, Global crisis, Macroeconomic policy
Tags: bank bailouts, financial crisis, financial regulation, forbearance lending

The impact of public guarantees on bank risk taking: Evidence from a natural experiment

Reint Gropp, Christian Gründl, Andre Güttler, 20 April 2010

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Do public guarantees influence bank risk taking? Public guarantees in the wake of the global financial crisis have been widespread.

Topics: Global crisis, Microeconomic regulation
Tags: bank bailouts, financial regulation, public guarantees

“Too big to fail” is no redemption song

Avinash Persaud, 10 February 2010

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A new global governance was forged in the white heat of the financial crisis. The G7 gave way to the G20 (Eichengreen 2009). Leaders representing 80% of the world’s population met and were resolute in calling for a global policy response to the crisis.

Topics: Global crisis
Tags: bank bailouts, financial regulation, “too big to fail”

The financial crisis: Financial trilemma in Europe

Dirk Schoenmaker, 19 December 2009

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The single banking market was built on the premise that banks conduct the majority of their business at home and only branch out to other EU countries on a modest scale. This premise is no longer true. Some of the major European banks such as Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and UniCredit currently conduct more business cross-border than at home.

Topics: EU institutions, Global crisis
Tags: bank bailouts, banking regulation, EU, global crisis

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