- G. Johnson, and Richard Abrams
- Published Date:
- March 1983
Reprinted December 1983
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- Prefatory Note
- I. Introduction
- II. Recent Developments
- III. Financial Consequences of International Banking Problems
- IV. Possible Sources of Banking Problems
- V. Prudential Safeguards for Bank Solvency
- VI. Prudential Safeguards for Bank Liquidity
- VII. International Aspects of Official Support for Banks
- I. International Coordination of Bank Supervision
- II. National Lenders of Last Resort in an International Banking System
- 1. Dependence of Non-Oil Developing Countries on Borrowing from International Banks, 1977–81
- 2. International Bank Claims on Non-Oil Developing Countries at the End of 1981
- 3. Foreign Liabilities of Deposit Banks at the End of 1981
- 4. Country Exposure of International Banks at the End of 1981
- 5. Consolidated Country Exposures of U.S. and U.K. Registered Banks at the End of 1981
- 6. Bank Deposit Insurance Schemes in Selected Industrial Countries
The following symbols have been used throughout this paper:
- … to indicate that data are not available;
- — to indicate that the figure is zero or less than half the final digit shown, or that the item does not exist;
- – between years or months (e.g., 1979–81 or January–June) to indicate the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months;
- / between years (e.g., 1980/81) to indicate a crop or fiscal (financial) year.
“Billion” means a thousand million.
Minor discrepancies between constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.
This study was prepared in the Exchange and Trade Relations Department of the International Monetary Fund under the general supervision of Richard C. Williams, Assistant Director in charge of the International Capital Markets Division. Richard K. Abrams played a major role in assembling background material for the paper and was responsible for preparing the two appendices. Can Demir provided research assistance. Helpful comments were received from a number of colleagues in the Fund. The authors also benefited from background discussions with commercial bankers and bank supervisory authorities in a number of countries in the course of their work in the Fund on international capital markets. The views expressed in this paper, however, are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Fund.