Study on liquidity risk of commercial banks

Nadia Mansour

Article ID: 2299
Vol 7, Issue 3, 2023

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China’s banking system, a product of its planned economy, is a means for China to implement its economic and financial development and consolidate its role in the global economy. Recently, this system has been decentralised by adapting specific regulations to international standards. Against this backdrop, the development of inter-bank activities has played a vital role in the rapid expansion of Chinese banking sector’s assets. This study, uses data from 34 listed commercial banks between 2010 and 2018, to analyse the effect of interbank activities on commercial banks’ liquidity risk using a panel data model. This determines whether the effects are the same for different commercial banks. The study concludes that the expansion of interbank activities has increased commercial banks' liquidity risk, and that this effect is more significant in joint-stock banks than in urban commercial banks. Therefore, commercial banks should sensibly position their interbank development model, conduct their interbank business prudently and rationally, and continuously strengthen their risk control measures. The supervisory authorities must continue to strengthen supervision of interbank activities and prevent funds from being de-realised.


commercial banks; interbank business; liquidity risk, China, panel data

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