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Internal Capital Markets and Lending by Multinational Bank Subsidiaries

Ralph De Haas () and Iman Lelyveld

DNB Working Papers from Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department

Abstract: We use panel data on the intra-group ownership structure and balance sheets of 45 of the largest banking groups from 1992 to 2004 to analyse what determines the credit growth of multinational bank subsidiaries. Both home- and host-country conditions and characteristics of the subsidiaries themselves and their parent banks are taken into account. We find that the lending of multinational bank subsidiaries is influenced by substitution effects, in which parent banks trade-off lending in several countries, as well as support effects, in which parent banks support weak subsidiaries. This provides strong evidence for the existence of internal capital markets through which multinational banks manage the credit growth of their subsidiaries. We also find that greenfield subsidiaries are more closely integrated into internal capital markets than subsidiaries that result from a take-over.

Keywords: multinational banks; credit supply; internal capital markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F15 F23 F36 G21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006-06
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban, nep-cfn, nep-fin and nep-fmk
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