The return of Japanese banks




quote:“Japanese banks have recently become once again the biggest suppliers of cross-border
bank credit. The BIS consolidated banking statistics show that in 2011 Japanese banks replaced
German banks as the world’s largest cross-border lenders.

Japanese banks’ share in the consolidated international claims of all BIS reporting banks rose
from 8% in early 2007, prior to the start of the global financial crisis, to 13% at end-March 2013.
On a consolidated basis, US banks were the next largest cross-border lenders, with a market
share of about 12% at end-March 2013,followed by German banks at 11%.”