Are All Banks Treated as Equals? The Case of Fully Foreign-Funded, Locally Incorporated Banks in China
17 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2011
Date Written: August 26, 2011
This paper provides a preliminary assessment of the equality of treatment of two classes of locally incorporated banks in China: fully foreign-funded and locally-funded. It presents a brief review of changes to legal requirements associated with foreign funded banks, and reviews differences in a range of key performance metrics. The paper concludes that there is evidence for differences in the treatment of the two forms of locally incorporated banks.
Keywords: banking, bank regulation, China
JEL Classification: G21, G28
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