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DOUBLE LEVERAGING OF CAPITAL

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Definition:
Situations where related entities share capital. For example, if a deposit-taker owns equity in another deposit-taker in the group, capital is said to be double leveraged because both entities are resting activity on the same pool of capital. When capital is double leveraged, the capital actually available to the group to meet unanticipated losses is less than the data implies.

Source Publication:
IMF, 2004, Compilation Guide on Financial Soundness Indicators, IMF, Washington DC, Appendix VII, Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, August 26, 2004

Last updated on Thursday, August 26, 2004