OECD Journal: Financial Market Trends

Frequency :
Semiannual
ISSN :
1995-2872 (online)
ISSN :
1995-2864 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/19952872
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The twice-yearly journal from OECD providing timely analyses and statistics on financial matters of topical interest and longer-term developments in specific financial sectors. Each issue provides a brief update of trends and prospects in the international and major domestic financial markets along with articles covering such topics as structural and regulatory developments in OECD financial systems, trends in foreign direct investment, trends in privatization, and financial sector statistics covering areas such as bank profitability, insurance, and institutional investors.

Periodically, a small number of articles within one field of financial sector developments – constituting the so-called special focus for the particular issue – may be included.

Now published as part of the OECD Journal package.

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Public Guarantees on Bank Bonds

Effectiveness and Distortions You do not have access to this content

 
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Author(s):
Giuseppe Grande, Aviram Levy, Fabio Panetta, Andrea Zaghini
Publication Date
23 Mar 2012
Pages
22
Bibliographic information
No.:
22,
Volume:
2011,
Issue:
2
Pages
47–72
DOI
10.1787/fmt-2011-5k9cswn0qg6l

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The government guarantees on bank bonds adopted in 2008 in many advanced economies to support the banking systems were broadly effective in resuming bank funding and preventing a credit crunch. The guarantees, however, also caused distortions in the cost of bank borrowing. Their reintroduction might help alleviate the current pressures on banks caused by the sovereign debt crisis, but the pricing mechanism should ensure a level playing field. Moreover, given the sharp deterioration in the creditworthiness of sovereign borrowers, it may be envisaged to entrust the provision of the guarantees to a supranational organisation.