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Emerging Market Banks Around Europe Lure Investors Jun 00

  • Published: June 2000
  • Region: Europe
  • Standard & Poors

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Abstract
In recent years, Western financial institutions have invested billions of dollars in emerging market banks in countries close to mature Europe. Standard & Poor's has observed that this movement has accelerated recently, as the memory of the global debt crisis of 1997-1998 fades and the world economic outlook for the year 2000 and beyond improves. The investing banks are mainly from continental Europe, although American banks have jumped into the water as well. The banking sectors of certain smaller emerging markets, such as Bulgaria and Romania, have attracted investments from banks in neighboring Greece and Turkey, themselves potential targets of investment. The inflow of investment usually strengthens the recipient banking sectors, often improving the credit quality of acquired banks via...

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