BOFIT Discussion Papers, Institute for Economies in Transition, Bank of Finland
Does the Chinese banking system benefit from foreign investors?
() and Daniel Santabárbara
Abstract: We find empirical evidence that the Chinese banking system
has benefited from the entry of foreign investors through higher
profitability and increased efficiency of the banking system. Foreign
participation, which consists of a minority stake in a Chinese bank (in
contrast to the typical pattern in emerging countries), appears to be most
effective when the foreign bank acts as a strategic investor. Purely
financial investors contribute little, if anything, to bank performance.
Keywords: China; banking system; foreign participation; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: G21; G28; (follow links to similar papers)
36 pages, June 26, 2008
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