Early Birds, Late Risers, and Sleeping Beauties : Bank Credit Growth to the Private Sector in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Balkans »
Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Ivanna Hollar , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Carlo Cottarelli
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 November 2003
Keywords: financial developments, capital inflows, bank credit, banking, capital mobility, bank loans, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of,
Following a period of privatization and restructuring, commercial banks in Central and Eastern Europe and, more recently, in the Balkans have rapidly expanded their lending to the private sector. This paper describ...