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Bank Consolidation and Performance :, The Argentine Experience

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Bank Consolidation and Performance :, The Argentine Experience
Language
eng
Abstract
We examine a large panel of more than 100 banks from Argentina to study the effects of bank consolidation on performance between December 1995 and December 2000, a period of heavy bank consolidation and relative calm. Overall, we find a positive and significant effect of bank consolidation on bank performance. Bank returns increase with consolidation, and insolvency risk is reduced. Additionally, the study suggests that mergers and privatizations have a beneficial effect on bank returns. The effects of a bank acquisition on return on equity is, however, negative. Acquisitions do not seem to have any effect on risk-adjusted returns. The study also finds that a bank's insolvency risk is reduced significantly through mergers and privatization and is unrelated to bank acquisitions
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Main title
Bank Consolidation and Performance :
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Series statement
IMF Working Papers
Sub title
The Argentine Experience
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. CONSOLIDATION IN THE ARGENTINE BANKING SYSTEM""; ""III. METHODOLOGY""; ""IV. DATA""; ""V. RESULTS""; ""VI. CONCLUSIONS""; ""REFERENCES""
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