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Bank behavior in developing countries : evidence from East Afria

Author: Martin Čihák; Richard Podpiera; International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Department,
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, Monetary and Financial Systems Dept., 2005.
Series: IMF working paper, WP/05/129.
Edition/Format:   eBook : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We analyze the structure, performance, and role of banking systems in the three member countries of the East African Community-Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda-against the backdrop of recent financial sector reforms. Focusing on the behavior of different types of banks, we find no support for the argument that the presence of large international banks would have an adverse effect on the effectiveness and efficiency of  Read more...
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Case studies
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Čihák, Martin.
Bank behavior in developing countries.
[Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, Monetary and Financial Systems Dept., 2005
(OCoLC)456104347
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Čihák; Richard Podpiera; International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Department,
OCLC Number: 694141016
Notes: "June 2005."
Description: 1 online resource (24 pages).
Series Title: IMF working paper, WP/05/129.
Responsibility: prepared by Martin Čihák and Richard Podpiera.

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We analyze the structure, performance, and role of banking systems in the three member countries of the East African Community-Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda-against the backdrop of recent financial sector reforms. Focusing on the behavior of different types of banks, we find no support for the argument that the presence of large international banks would have an adverse effect on the effectiveness and efficiency of banking sectors in developing countries. International banks are generally more efficient and more active in lending than domestic banks. However, as suggested by the Kenyan experience, the presence of international banks may not lead to increased competition and provision of banking services if weak institutions are allowed to remain in the system.

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