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The Scale of Cross-Border Entry in EC Financial Services: an Aggregate Analysis

  • Tobias C. Hoschka

Abstract

This chapter provides an aggregate overview of cross-border trade activities, majority and minority acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and de novo entry for the EC as a whole, as well as analysing trends for different EC countries. In order to evaluate the relative importance of cross-border entry activities in European financial services, these have to be assessed in a time-series and comparative perspective. In this chapter I therefore present and analyse existing and newly collected statistical data and thereby deal with the following questions:
  • has there been an increase in cross-border entry activity in the most recent past and which form of entry has increased most significantly?

  • can we distinguish significantly different trends in cross-border transactions for different EC countries?

  • which countries are the main targets of foreign entry activity and which are the main acquirers?

  • what is the preferred mode of cross-border entry?

  • are there significantly diverging trends in entry activity by EC and non-EC institutions?

Keywords

Financial Service Banking Sector Strategic Alliance Competition Policy Foreign Bank 
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Copyright information

© Tobias C. Hoschka 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tobias C. Hoschka
    • 1
  1. 1.Magdalen CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK

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