Management of Liquidity Risk and the Banking Activity

The Banking System of Kosovo as a Case

  • Leonora Haliti Rudhani PhD Candidate
  • Driton Balaj
Keywords: liquidity risk; banking systems; liquidity


The banking sector in Kosovo continues to have a high level of sustainability and financial stability. Two substantial components for the stability of the banking system appear to be liquidity and liquidity risk. The purpose of this paper is to analyze liquidity management in Kosovo's commercial banks through liquidity risk indicators from 2008 to 2017. By comparing the methodology of the data presented, the study will assess the state of management of the liquidity risk of commercial banks. From 2008 until now, commercial banks in Kosovo have had liquidity reserves at a level higher than the level required by CBK, which means that exposure to liquidity risk was minimal.


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How to Cite
Rudhani, L., & Balaj, D. (2019). Management of Liquidity Risk and the Banking Activity. International Journal of Finance & Banking Studies (2147-4486), 8(2), 01-08.