IMF paper studies bank asset quality in emerging markets


A new research paper from the International Monetary Fund investigates bank asset quality in emerging markets, looking at the impact of determinants and spillovers.

Authors Reinout De Bock and Alexander Demyanets assess the vulnerability of emerging markets and their banks to aggregate shocks.

The paper finds significant links between banks' asset quality, credit and macroeconomic aggregates. "Lower economic growth, an exchange rate depreciation, weaker terms of trade and a fall in debt-creating

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