The GCC Banking Sector : Topography and Analysis

Author/Editor:

May Y Khamis ; Abdullah Al-Hassan ; Nada Oulidi

Publication Date:

April 1, 2010

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Summary:

In this paper, we analyze the evolution of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) banking sectors in the six member countries including ownership, concentration, cross-border linkages, balance sheet exposures and risks, recent trends in credit growth, and financial soundness. We identify risks to the banking sector's financial stability in the context of the current global crisis and their mitigating factors.

Series:

Working Paper No. 10/87

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451982619/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2010087

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

45

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