International Banking Library

The International Banking Library is a web-based platform for the exchange of research on cross-border banking. It provides access to data sources, academic research, both theoretical and empirical on cross-border banking, as well as information on regulatory initiatives. The International Banking Library is associated with the International Banking Research Network (IBRN), a research network of Central Banks worldwide. The International Banking Library addresses researchers, policymakers, and students of international banking and economics in search of comprehensive information on international banking issues.

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EBA Staff Working Paper: Potential Regulatory Obstacles to Cross-Border Merges and Acquisitions in the EU Banking Sector

Author(s): Anna Gardella, Massimiliano Rimarchi and Davide Stroppa Date: February 2020 Abstract: Over the past decade, cross-border merger and acquisition(M&A)activity in the EU banking sector has remained far below its pre-crisis levels, despite the regulatory reforms implemented after the financial crisis. While the EU equipped itself with the Single Rulebook, convergent supervisory practices, a common crisis[…]

CEPR Working Paper: The Non-U.S. Bank Demand for U.S. Dollar Assets

Author(s): Tobias Adrian, Peichu Xie Date: February 2020 Abstract: The USD asset share of non-U.S. banks captures the demand for dollars by these investors. An instrumental variable strategy identifies a causal link from the USD asset share to the USD exchange rate. Cross-sectional asset pricing tests show that the USD asset share is a highly[…]

CEPR Working Paper: Dollar borrowing, firm-characteristics, and FX-hedged funding opportunities

Author(s): Leonardo Gambacorta, Sergio Mayordomo and Jose-Maria Serena Garralda Date: February 2020 Abstract: We explore the link between firms’ dollar bond borrowing and their FX-hedged funding opportunities, as reflected in a positive corporate basis (the relative cost of local to synthetic currency borrowing). Consistent with previous research, we first document that firms substitute domestic for dollar[…]

Bank of England Working Paper: Measuring the effectiveness of macroprudential policies using supervisory bank-level data

Author(s): Carlos Cantú, Leonardo Gambacorta and Ilhyock Shim Date: February 2020 Abstract: Papers in this volume were prepared as part of a BIS research protocol project on measuring the effectiveness of macroprudential policies using supervisory bank-level data implemented by five Asia-Pacific central banks. One of the main challenges in implementing a new framework for financial stability[…]

Bank of England Working Paper: Le Pont de Londres: interactions between monetary and prudential policies in cross-border lending

Author(s): Matthieu Bussière, Robert Hills, Simon Lloyd, Baptiste Meunier, Justine Pedrono, Dennis Reinhardt and Rhiannon Sowerbutts Date: January 2020 Abstract: By combining analysis of two unique confidential datasets, we examine how euro-area (EA) monetary policy and recipient-country prudential policy interact to influence the cross-border lending of French banks from France and the UK. We find that[…]

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