New Zealand Bank Vulnerabilities in International Perspective

Author/Editor:

Ray Brooks ; Rodrigo Cubero

Publication Date:

October 1, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The global financial crisis is creating stress on banking systems across the world through funding and asset quality shocks. This paper combines different stress scenarios, as well as cross-country analysis, to assess New Zealand bank vulnerabilities to the global crisis and the domestic recession. It finds that a sharp worsening of asset quality would be required to reduce bank capital below the regulatory minimum. On the funding side, a disruption to banks' offshore funding may put pressure on the exchange rate, but would not trigger a systemic liquidity problem.

Series:

Working Paper No. 09/224

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451873719/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2009224

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

26

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