Financial Spillovers to Chile

Author/Editor: Jiri Podpiera
Publication Date: October 24, 2012
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Summary: This paper quantifies financial spillovers from global risk factors to banks’ funding costs in Chile. It decomposes Chilean banks’ bond and interbank spreads into domestic and external factors. The results suggest moderate spillovers. On average, global spillovers pushed up bank bond and interbank spreads in Chile by about 50 basis points in 2008–12. While in 2008–09, most spillovers originated in the U.S., in mid-2010 onwards, European distress played a prominent role.
Series: Working Paper No. 12/254
Subject(s): Spillovers | Chile | Bond markets | Banking sector | Credit risk | Financial risk

Publication Date: October 24, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475552195/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2012254 Pages: 17
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