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Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe
			: Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe : Endless Boom or Early Warning? »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780230521513.072

ISBN: 9780230521513

Keywords: Credit expansion, Eastern Europe, credit, banking, banking sector, current account, foreign exchange

This volume represents the latest developments and policy debate on a very current issue: the rapid growth of banking sector credit to the private sector, which continues to occupy the minds of academics and policy...

1 Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe

1 Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe : Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2007

ISBN: 9780230521513

Keywords: Credit expansion, Eastern Europe, credit, banking, banking sector, current account, foreign exchange

Rapid credit growth is one of the most pervasive developments in recent years in the countries of Central, Eastern, and South-eastern Europe (CEE). The benefits of this growth are unquestioned; but so are th...

6 Rapid Credit Growth—The Role of Supervisors

6 Rapid Credit Growth—The Role of Supervisors »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe : Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2007

ISBN: 9780230521513

Keywords: Credit expansion, Eastern Europe, credit, banking, banking sector, current account, foreign exchange

Many countries in Central, Eastern, and South-eastern Europe (CEE) are currently facing a rapid increase in bank lending, which, if not properly addressed, could create asset bubbles, threatening bank solven...

7 Credit Growth Slowdown: The Experience of Bulgaria

7 Credit Growth Slowdown: The Experience of Bulgaria »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe : Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2007

ISBN: 9780230521513

Keywords: Credit expansion, Eastern Europe, credit, banking, banking sector, current account, foreign exchange

Figure 7.1). Foreign-owned banks hold about 80 percent of total assets; most domestic banks are affiliated with corporations and state ownership is limited to one bank. The banking system has ex...

4 Fast Credit Expansion in Central and Eastern Europe: Catching-up, Sustainable Financial Deepening, or Bubble?

4 Fast Credit Expansion in Central and Eastern Europe: Catching-up, Sustainable Financial Deepening, or Bubble? »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe : Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2007

ISBN: 9780230521513

Keywords: Credit expansion, Eastern Europe, credit, banking, banking sector, current account, foreign exchange

In recent years, most Central, Eastern, and South-eastern European (CEE) countries have recorded rapid rates of growth of banking system credit and, consequently, sizable increases in the ratio of credit to...

10 Latvia’s Experience with Rapid Credit Growth

10 Latvia’s Experience with Rapid Credit Growth »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe : Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2007

ISBN: 9780230521513

Keywords: Credit expansion, Eastern Europe, credit, banking, banking sector, current account, foreign exchange

Figure 10.1). However, the situation soon changed rapidly. From 2000 onwards, credit growth picked up substantially, and in terms of credit-to-GDP ratio, Latvia experienced fast convergence with...

5 Analysis of and Policy Responses to Rapid Credit Growth

5 Analysis of and Policy Responses to Rapid Credit Growth »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe : Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2007

ISBN: 9780230521513

Keywords: Credit expansion, Eastern Europe, credit, banking, banking sector, current account, foreign exchange

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of rapid growth in bank credit to the private sector, which in recent years has been particularly prominent in many Central, Eastern, and South-eastern European countrie...

15 Too Much of a Good Thing? Credit Booms in Transition Economies: The Cases of Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine

15 Too Much of a Good Thing? Credit Booms in Transition Economies: The Cases of Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe : Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2007

ISBN: 9780230521513

Keywords: Credit expansion, Eastern Europe, credit, banking, banking sector, current account, foreign exchange

2 Such lending booms have presented both opportunities and challenges to economic policymakers. On the one hand, the surge in financial intermediation reflects a we...

16 The Role of Housing Markets and Foreign-owned Banks in the Credit Expansion in Central and Eastern Europe

16 The Role of Housing Markets and Foreign-owned Banks in the Credit Expansion in Central and Eastern Europe »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe : Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2007

ISBN: 9780230521513

Keywords: Credit expansion, Eastern Europe, credit, banking, banking sector, current account, foreign exchange

2 Total bank credit (excluding credit to public enterprises and financial intermediaries) increased on average in the new EU member states from central Europe from...

17 Regional Dimensions of Dealing with Rapid Credit Growth: Perspectives from Greece (1998–2005)

17 Regional Dimensions of Dealing with Rapid Credit Growth: Perspectives from Greece (1998–2005) »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe : Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Charles Enoch , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2007

ISBN: 9780230521513

Keywords: Credit expansion, Eastern Europe, credit, banking, banking sector, current account, foreign exchange

Greece has recently entered a period of rapid increase of bank loans to the private sector, an episode that leads to a significant transformation of financial institutions’ asset structure and an increase in...