The Risks in the Lithuanian Banking Sector in the Context of the Overheating of the Economy
12 Pages Posted: 26 May 2016
Date Written: April 30, 2009
In 2007, more and more signals on the overheating of Lithuanian economy appeared. High inflation rates, stagnation in the housing market resulting in the increasing number of default loans force Lithuanian banks to review their risk management policies. In this article the analyses of the changes in Lithuanian economy is presented, reflecting on the signals of the overheating and the changes of the main indicators in Lithuanian banking sector as well. The behavior of the banking sector and the risks related with their activities during this specific period in the economy is investigated and liquidity, credit and capital adequacy risks as the most important risks in the Lithuanian banking sector are analyzed. A short review of policy taken by national authorities in order to keep financial stability and help banks run the risks their face is presented.
Keywords: Banking system, overheating of the economy, risk management
JEL Classification: G21, O52, P43
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