Bank of England Publishes Two Articles from the upcoming Financial Stability Review

The Bank of England is today pre-releasing the following two articles from its upcoming Financial Stability Review, which will be published on Monday 13 December.
Published on 09 December 2004

Bank stability and transparency

Banks that disclose more information tend to be less at risk of falling into financial distress, all other things being equal. That is what Erlend Nier finds in his analysis of 550 banks from 32 countries, published in 'Bank Stability and Transparency'. This underscores the importance of transparency and market discipline for overall financial stability. Improved disclosure is able to reduce the incidence of banking crises. Hence Basel II Pillar 3 disclosures could bring major dividends for overall financial stability.

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