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Jun 6, 2011

Bank Exposure To PIIGS As A Percentage Of GDP

Bank exposure to the PIGS - public and private debt - as a percenatage of GDP in Q4 2010. This chart from Business Insider shows the total stake foreign banks of selected countries have in the public and private debt of the PIGS countries. You can see that Greece is not the big problem.

Source: Business Insider

2 comments:

  1. is there a way you can post the data that pertains to the graph "bank exposure to piigs as a percentage of gdp"? i'm particuarly interested in estimated exposure in fair value to greece, spain, italy, ireland, portugal. thanks!

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  2. Unfortunately I can't find the exact data of the graph. I am pretty sure though they got the data from the Bank of International Settlements Research. In this post you can see the exposure data for Greece:

    http://www.economicsinpictures.com/2011/06/banks-exposure-to-greece.html

    And you can check the exposure data for Spain, Italy, Ireland and Portugal in this paper from the BIS (from page 100):

    http://www.bis.org/publ/qtrpdf/r_qa1106.pdf

    Reinoud

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