International Banking Activity Amidst the Turmoil

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Patrick McGuire

Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Goetz von Peter

Bank for International Settlements - Research and Policy Analysis

Date Written: June 1, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Financial crisis, funding risk, international banking

JEL Classification: F34, G15, G21

Suggested Citation

McGuire, Patrick M. and von Peter, Goetz, International Banking Activity Amidst the Turmoil (June 1, 2008). BIS Quarterly Review, June 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1491008

Patrick M. McGuire (Contact Author)

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) ( email )

CH-4002 Basel, Basel-Stadt
Switzerland

Goetz Von Peter

Bank for International Settlements - Research and Policy Analysis ( email )

CH-4002 Basel, Basel-Stadt
Switzerland
+ 41 61 280 8840 (Phone)

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