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Inherited or Earned? Performance of Foreign Banks in Central and Eastern Europe

Inherited or Earned? Performance of Foreign Banks in Central and Eastern Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2010/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilia Jurzyk , and Olena Havrylchyk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451961713.001

ISBN: 9781451961713

Keywords: foreign acquisition, propensity score matching, banking, foreign investors, foreign bank, foreign ownership,

Using a combination of propensity score matching and difference-in-difference techniques we investigate the impact of foreign bank ownership on the performance and market power of acquired banks operating in Centra...

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in Sub-Saharan Africa

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2013/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calixte Ahokpossi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475551136.001

ISBN: 9781475551136

Keywords: Banks interest margins, commercial banks, market structure, banking, foreign ownership, bank interest, bank interest margins, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, General,

Financial intermediation is low in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) compared to other regions of the world. This paper examines the determinants of bank interest margins using a sample of 456 banks in 41 SSA countries. The...