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Bank Industry Risk Analysis: Italian Banking Undergoes Another Wave Of Consolidation Mar 07
Standard & Poors, March 2007
Widely diversified, stable Italian economy, part of the EMU High banking intermediation Strong local franchises Solid financial profiles, underpinned by good growth prospects in the retail market Economic growth persistently lower than EU average, with deteriorating competitiveness of small and midsize enterprises Credit risk structurally higher than the European average A still-fragmented banking market with wide disparities in individual banks' risk management practices In a global context, Standard & Poor's Rating Services considers the banking industry of the Republic of Italy (A+/Stable/A-1+) to be low risk. We rank the Italian banking industry in group 2 of our global Banking Industry Country Risk Assessment framework (BICRA; out of 10, 1 is the strongest). This reflects the benefits of operating in one...
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