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Foreign Banks in Poor Countries
			: Theory and Evidence

Foreign Banks in Poor Countries : Theory and Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2006/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache , Poonam Gupta , and Thierry Tressel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862782.001

ISBN: 9781451862782

Keywords: Financial development, low-income countries, foreign bank, foreign ownership, domestic banks, Low Income Developing Countries,

We study how foreign bank penetration affects financial sector development in poor countries. A theoretical model shows that when foreign banks are better at monitoring highend customers than domestic banks, their...

Foreign Banks
			: Trends, Impact and Financial Stability

Foreign Banks : Trends, Impact and Financial Stability »

Volume/Issue: 2012/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Neeltje Horen , and Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463931155.001

ISBN: 9781463931155

Keywords: bilateral investment, financial globalization, foreign bank, domestic banks, foreign ownership, host countries,

This paper introduces a comprehensive database on bank ownership for 137 countries over 1995-2009, and reviews foreign bank behavior and impact. It documents substantial increases in foreign bank presence, with man...

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...

Reforming the Corporate Governance of Italian Banks

Reforming the Corporate Governance of Italian Banks »

Volume/Issue: 2014/181

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nadège Jassaud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387511.001

ISBN: 9781484387511

Keywords: foundations, cooperatives, MPS, ownership structure, profitability, distressed assets, Banco Popolare, banking, shareholder, bank governance

Sound corporate governance is essential for a well-functioning banking system and the integrity of financial markets. The paper discusses the corporate governance of Italian banks, its regulatory framework, and the...

Reassessing the Role of State-Owned Enterprises in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Reassessing the Role of State-Owned Enterprises in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2019/11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christine Richmond , Dora Benedek , Bobana Cegar , Peter Dohlman , Michelle Hassine , Beata Jajko , Piotr Kopyrski , Maksym Markevych , Jacques Miniane , Francisco Parodi , Gabor Pula , James Roaf , Min Kyu Song , Mariya Sviderskaya , Rima Turk , and Sebastian Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498315142.087

ISBN: 9781498315142

Keywords: Business enterprises, Central and Eastern Europe, Public enterprises, Financial soundness indicators, Real sector, Economic stabilization, Bank credit, Total factor productivity, State-owned enterprises, state-owned banks

The Central, Eastern, and South Eastern European (CESEE) region is ripe for a reassessment of the role of the state in economic activity. The rapid income convergence with Western Europe of the early 2000s was not...

Coping with Falling Oil Prices: The Different Fortunes of African Banks

Coping with Falling Oil Prices: The Different Fortunes of African Banks »

Volume/Issue: 2019/129

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cheikh Gueye , Asithandile Mbelu , and Amadou Sy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 June 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498317795.001

ISBN: 9781498317795

Keywords: Bank credit, Commodity price shocks, Oil prices, Oil revenues, Oil exporting countries, Oil price, non-performing loans, credit growth, deposit growth, bank ownership

This paper studies the impact of declining oil prices on banks in sub-Saharan African oil-exporting countries. Results indicate that banks respond differently to an oil shock depending on their ownership: (i) domes...

Bank Ownership and the Effects of Financial Liberalization
			: Evidence from India

Bank Ownership and the Effects of Financial Liberalization : Evidence from India »

Volume/Issue: 2011/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Poonam Gupta , Kalpana Kochhar , and Sanjaya Panth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455218929.001

ISBN: 9781455218929

Keywords: banking reforms, financial liberalization, bank ownership, government securities, banking, investment in government securities, banking sector, state bank, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Do financial sector reforms necessarily result in expansion of credit to the private sector? How does bank ownership affect the availability of credit to the private sector? Empirical evidence is somewhat mixed on...