The Impact of Oil Prices on the Banking System in the GCC

Author/Editor:

Padamja Khandelwal ; Ken Miyajima ; Andre O Santos

Publication Date:

August 5, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper examines the links between global oil price movements and macroeconomic and financial developments in the GCC. Using a range of multivariate panel approaches, including a panel vector autoregression approach, it finds strong empirical evidence of feedback loops between oil price movements, bank balance sheets, and asset prices. Empirical evidence also suggests that bank capital and provisioning have behaved countercyclically through the cycle.

Series:

Working Paper No. 16/161

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 5, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475523393/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2016161

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

23

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