Nexus between liquidity risk and credit risk: evidence from the South Asian region

Ajab Khan, Mustafa K. Yilmaz

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This study investigates the reciprocal relationship between liquidity risk and credit risk and their individual and joint impact on the stability of commercial banks in the South Asian countries, ie Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, from 2004 to 2016. The results reveal that liquidity risk and credit risk have a significantly positive reciprocal and economically meaningful relationship. Each risk type individually and jointly negatively affects banking stability. This impact has been more observable during the global financial crisis. The findings provide valuable insights for bank managers and regulatory authorities. Banks should be more concerned about mitigating their liquidity and credit risks by managing more qualified loan portfolios and investing in less risky liquid assets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-405
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022

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