International Banking Activity Amidst the Turmoil
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Goetz Von Peter
Bank for International Settlements - Research and Policy Analysis
June 1, 2008
BIS Quarterly Review, June 2008
The recent period of financial turmoil has had a significant impact on banks’ global balance sheet positions. This piece uses the BIS international banking statistics to trace the longer-term developments in the interbank market which contributed to the funding difficulties experienced during the turbulence. It concludes with an analysis of banks’ bilateral interbank exposures, at the level of national banking systems, and discusses the emerging signs of a credit contraction.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Financial crisis, funding risk, international banking
JEL Classification: F34, G15, G21Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 19, 2009 ; Last revised: March 10, 2012
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