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For the eleventh year running, the National Bank of Belgium has published its Financial Stability Review.
The regular feature of this publication, the Overview, takes a close look at the main determinants of the stability of the Belgian financial system and analyses recent developments in the banking and insurance sector in Belgium.
The second part of the Financial Stability Review contains four articles. The first one looks at the Bank's oversight and supervision of financial market infrastructures in 2011. Through more specific thematic articles, the Review also contributes to debate and reflection on the major changes underway in the financial system. This year, the Review features articles on the following themes:
- Review of the Belgian residential mortgage loan market.
- The role and impact of external support in bank credit ratings.
- The shadow banking system: economic characteristics and regulatory issues.
Financial Stability Review 2012