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Capital inflow reversals, banking stability, and prudential regulation in Central and Eastern Europe, Volume 1
Author:Talley, Samuel; Giugale, Marcelo M.; Polastri, Rossana; Collection Title:Policy, Research working paper ; no. WPS 2023
Country:Albania; Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of; Slovenia; Slovak Republic; Poland; Croatia; Czech Republic; Romania; Bulgaria; Hungary; Date Stored:2000/02/24
Document Date:1998/12/31Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:International Terrorism & Counterterrorism; Payment Systems & Infrastructure; Financial Crisis Management & Restructuring; Economic Theory & Research; Banks & Banking Reform; Settlement of Investment Disputes; Financial IntermediationLanguage:English
Major Sector:FinanceRegion:Europe and Central Asia
Report Number:WPS2023Sub Sectors:Other Finance
Volume No:1  

Summary: The authors show that capital inflows into the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)--inflows that are mainly private, debt-driven, and increasingly supplied by banks on a shortening maturity--are especially vulnerable to reversals. They show that the region's banking systems are disproportionately exposed to those reversals, and absorb the lion's share of bank-supplied inflows. They analyze the main links through which external finance turbulence is transmitted to the domestic banking industry, especially during the transition. Mechanisms for prudential regulation are in place in the region--and largely mimic the standards directed by the European Union--but the authors argue that these standards are insufficient for CEE countries. They base their arguments not on actual enforcement (a genuine concern) but on the fact that EU banking directives were designed for more stable economies and for banking systems less vulnerable to reversals in capital inflows. A strong case can be made, for CEE countries to overshoot those directives, at least until the transition is complete.

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