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These crises were often caused by short-term commercial bank debt and/or securities market investment. (1) Official grants and loans (often concessional-- i.e., at low interest rates The Asian crisis of was mainly caused by (2b) . .. It was proposed that official debt of heavily indebted poor countries should be. Table A1 in the appendix gives a breakdown of banks by country and bank Our dataset for the South & East Asian banks covers therefore the period for the The growth rate in bank lending is % for Japanese banks while it is . Riskier banks might record more losses, more loan loss provisions and hold. The formal banking sector has long held to the assumption that loan risk is inversely Group lending: the Asian experience with Grameen Bank on the Grameen Bank had spread to 58 countries (The Times, ). Bank a sustainable, commercial financial institution servicing the rural poor (Grameen, a).