Foreign Banks in Emerging Markets: Advantage or Impediment?

Published on: 2015-01-22

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GOPALAN, Sasidaran
GOPALAN, Sasidaran, HKUST IEMS Post-Doctoral Fellow, examines some of the multi-dimensional implications of foreign bank entry in emerging markets. Foreign banks have been growing in importance in several emerging market economies and they are expected to play systemically important roles moving forward.
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As emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) continue to liberalise their bank-based financial systems, foreign banks can be expected to play systemically more important roles. In this context, there is an urgent and ongoing need for countries to assess the cost-benefit tradeoffs of foreign bank entry and design appropriate policies to maximise the net gains while minimising the risks associated with this form of financial liberalisation.

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Foreign Banks in Emerging Markets: Advantage or Impediment?

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