The two faces of cross-border banking flows: An investigation into the links between global risk, arms-length funding, and internal capital markets

Dennis Reinhardt, Steven Riddiough, 7 May 2014

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Following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, global risk spiked and the world witnessed a collapse in cross-border funding between banks. On closer inspection, however, not all countries’ banking systems experienced a withdrawal of cross-border finance. In fact, a number actually enjoyed an inflow of funding from banks overseas (Figure 1).

Topics: Financial markets, International finance
Tags: banking, cross-border banking, Cross-border lending, financial stability, interbank lending, Wholesale funding

Financial protectionism

Andrew K Rose, Tomasz Wieladek, 29 May 2011

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The “Great Recession” which engulfed the world in 2008-09 is frequently compared to the Great Depression of the early 1930s.

Topics: Global crisis, International finance, International trade
Tags: Cross-border lending, financial regulation, global crisis, protectionism

Running for the exit: International banks and crisis transmission

Ralph De Haas, Neeltje van Horen, 13 February 2011

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In the wake of the 2007-2009 economic crisis, the virtues and vices of financial globalisation are being re-evaluated. Financial linkages between countries, in particular in the form of bank lending, have been singled out as a key channel of international crisis transmission.

Topics: Global crisis, International finance
Tags: capital markets, Cross-border lending, financial regulation

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