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Frontiers of Economics in China

ISSN 1673-3444

ISSN 1673-3568(Online)

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Front. Econ. China    2006, Vol. 1 Issue (3) : 433-448    https://doi.org/10.1007/s11459-006-0015-4
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Banking structure and financial stability: a comparison of Chinese and German banking systems
CAI Conglu
Department of Finance and Banking, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
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Abstract In the process of financial globalization and diversification, the issue of financial stability has become heated all over the world. This paper attempts to uncover the delicate relationship between banking structure and financial stability by comparing and analyzing the situation of the Chinese and German banking systems. This paper suggests that (i) the trade-off between competition and concentration in banking industry is a vital factor to maintain financial stability and (ii) concentration is not always a bad thing for financial stability, especially in banking systems with discontent bank performance.
Issue Date: 05 September 2006
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CAI Conglu. Banking structure and financial stability: a comparison of Chinese and German banking systems[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2006, 1(3): 433-448.
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http://academic.hep.com.cn/fec/EN/10.1007/s11459-006-0015-4
http://academic.hep.com.cn/fec/EN/Y2006/V1/I3/433
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