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Regional Financial Interlinkages and Financial Contagion within Europe

This paper focuses on financial interlinkages within Europe and potential contagion channeled through these interlinkages. It discusses the increased role of external financing as a source of funding for credit growth; analyzes potential channels of contagion through financial linkages; and assesses the magnitude of cross-border exposures between emerging and western European countries. Based on the stylized facts on these exposures, the paper provides simple indices of exposure to regional contagion that could help identify the likely pressure points and capture potential spillover effects and propagation channels of a regional shock originating from a given country
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Background; Figures; 1. Asset Share of Foreign-Owned Banks, 2000-2006; Tables; 1. Evolution of Credit to the Private Sector in Ratio to GDP; 2. The CESE Region: Catching Up from Low Levels of Intermediation; 3. Major Banking Groups: Assets in Emerging Europe, end-2007; 4. The CESE Region: Funding of Credit Expansion, 2003-2007; 5. The CESE Region: Funding of Credit Expansion, 2002-June 2008; III. Possible Propagation Channels of Regional Shocks; IV. Stylized Facts on Cross Border Exposures and Financial Linkages
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non fiction
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1 online resource (44 p.)
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