BIS international banking statistics at end-December 2019

22 April 2020
  • The annual growth rate of global cross-border bank claims fell to 6%, down from 9% at end-September 2019.
  • The short-term share of foreign banks' claims, a key indicator of external vulnerability, is elevated for a number of borrowing emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs).
  • Borrowers in EMDEs had untapped credit lines of $610 billion, or roughly 10% of the stock of global foreign claims on EMDEs at end-2019.
  • Saudi Arabia joined the reporting population for the locational banking statistics (LBS) with data starting from Q4 2017, bringing the number of countries reporting these data to 48.

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