Gauging Procyclicality and Financial Vulnerability in Asia Through the BIS Banking and Financial Statistics
35 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2018
Date Written: July 2018
We look back at past episodes of financial stress in Asia with a forward-looking perspective. We put ourselves in the shoes of a contemporary observer with the data at hand and ask what evidence was available on the systematic build-up of vulnerabilities. We reconstruct a graphical narrative of banking and financial developments at the time. Our exercise showcases the usefulness of the BIS international banking and financial statistics as a window on the financial system’s procyclicality. We conclude with a real-time forward-looking survey of current financial vulnerabilities, focusing on the implications of the shift in the pattern of credit intermediation from banks to bond markets.
Keywords: Asian Financial Crisis, international bank lending, procyclicality, financial stability
JEL Classification: F32, F34, G01
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