Foreign Bank Supervision and Challenges to Emerging Market Supervisors

Author/Editor:

In W Song

Publication Date:

May 1, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The increased presence of foreign banks in a country's domestic banking system necessitates the development of effective cross-border prudential supervision where the consolidated supervision is the essential element. This paper presents foreign bank supervision in terms of division of responsibilities between the home and host countries, consolidated supervision, quality of home-country supervision, memoranda of understanding (MOUs), and "ringfencing" of banks. A number of challenges which foreign banks bring to emerging market banking supervisors are also discussed. The paper also provides surveys of country cases.

Series:

Working Paper No. 04/82

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451850475/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0822004

Format:

Paper

Pages:

52

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