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Assessing Banks' Problem Loans in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa: Beware the Pitfalls Sep 04 Product Image

Assessing Banks' Problem Loans in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa: Beware the Pitfalls Sep 04

  • Published: September 2004
  • Region: Africa, Eastern Europe, Europe, Middle East
  • Standard & Poors

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Abstract
Wide variations in the definition and measurement of banks' loan quality mean that crossborder and domestic appraisals and comparisons can be challenging in the emerging EEMEA markets, despite fairly standardized asset classification terminology. Meaningful analysis and comparison relies on an understanding of the methodology and regulation behind the figures, and the basis on which different indicators are measured. Other factors introduce differences between banks and banking systems, such as accounting practices and the treatment of loan write-off, restructuring, and interest accrual. Standard & Poor's never takes banks' public financial statements at face value, but tries to get behind the credit risk management practices to make adjustments and form an opinion of the true extent of asset quality problems and the...

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- Turkey (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Oman (Sultanate of)
- Czech Republic
- South Africa (Republic of)
- Poland (Republic of)
- Romania
- Kazakhstan (Republic of)
- Egypt (Arab republic of)
- Croatia (Republic of)
- Lebanon (Republic of)

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- Turkey (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Oman (Sultanate of)
- Czech Republic
- South Africa (Republic of)
- Poland (Republic of)
- Romania
- Kazakhstan (Republic of)
- Egypt (Arab republic of)
- Croatia (Republic of)
- Lebanon (Republic of)

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