Exposures of Foreign Banks to Euro Periphery

The same BIS Quarterly Review also carries an analysis of the holdings of foreign banks (with a geographical breakdown) in the troubled periphery of the euro area and shows the allocation between claims on the public sector, banks and the non-bank private sector: you can read it here.

As has been pointed out repeatedly on this blog, the claims on Ireland have to be treated with some caution in view of the role played by IFSC-located entities. In its coverage of this new article, the New York Times highlights the probable role of Hypo Real Estate’s subsidiary in Dublin (the former Depfa bank) in contributing to the high claims of Germany on the Irish non-public sector.