Germany highly exposed to US and European contagion effects, says Buba paper


Contagion from the US and European financial systems matter most for banks and insurance companies in Germany, according to a Bundesbank paper published on January 31.

Natalia Podlich and Michael Wedow, the paper's authors, use data on credit default swap prices to examine contagion effects emanating from the financial systems of the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions and emerging markets to the German financial system. The authors say the recent financial crisis demonstrated that systemic

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