BIS research documents high concentration of cross-border credit

network

Research by economists at the Bank for International Settlements sheds light on the high degree of concentration between global banks, with just a handful of bilateral links accounting for the bulk of cross-border credit flows.

“A small number of very large cross-border links dominate global cross-border bank credit,” write Iñaki Aldasoro and Torsten Ehlers in the quarterly review article. They find only 2.4% of bilateral cross-border links were worth more than $50 billion at the end of 2018,

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.centralbanking.com/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: