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Banking Industry Country Risk Assessment On Germany Raised To Group 2 From Group 3 Mar 07 Product Image

Banking Industry Country Risk Assessment On Germany Raised To Group 2 From Group 3 Mar 07

  • ID: 1751984
  • March 2007
  • Region: Germany
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Bayerische Landesbank
  • Commerzbank AG
  • Depfa Bank PLC
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Dresdner Bank AG
  • DVB Bank SE
  • MORE

Abstract
FRANKFURT (Standard & Poor's) March 21, 2007--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today it raised its Banking Industry Country Risk Assessment (BICRA) on Germany to Group 2 from Group 3. This action primarily reflects the improved economic environment in Germany and its beneficial impact on the creditworthiness of German banking groups (economic risk), whereas industry risk still lags comparable banking systems due to less favorable competitive dynamics. The improvement in banking industry country risk is a positive element that underpins all bank credit ratings in Germany. This action alone will not lead to upgrades of German banks, but combined with positive trends in other factors specific to an individual bank it could contribute to a change in a bank's ratings....

Action: General Comment

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Research type: News
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- Deutsche Bank AG
- Dresdner Bank AG
- Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen Girozentrale
- Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Portigon AG (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Bayerische Landesbank
- Germany (Federal Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Commerzbank AG
- DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale
- DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank
- Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG
- UniCredit Bank AG
- Deutsche Genossenschafts-Hypothekenbank AG
- Hypo Real Estate Bank International AG
- Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg
- Sachsen Bank
- DVB Bank SE
- Hypothekenbank Frankfurt AG
- Depfa Bank PLC
- HSH Nordbank AG

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