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Philippine Banks Outlook 2011: Gradual Financial Strengthening Under Stable Operating Conditions May 11
Standard & Poors, May 2011
Philippine financial institutions have continued to strengthen their financial profiles on the back of a 7.6% GDP growth in 2010--the highest recorded in 34 years. Indeed, the banking system has displayed considerable resilience in the face of external shocks in 2008 and 2009, thanks to a sensible business model that focuses on traditional and simple-to-understand lending products. Liquidity is supported by the well-established franchise and wide branch network of the domestic commercial banks, which dominate the system. Major players in the banking industry also took advantage of positive investor sentiments to raise various capital instruments. The system's average capital adequacy ratio of 15.2% as at June 30, 2010, is comfortably above the regulatory minimum of 10%. Meanwhile, system profitability as...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Development Bank of the Philippines,Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Unsolicited Ratings),Philippine National Bank,Banco De Oro Unibank Inc. (Unsolicited Ratings)
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Development Bank of the Philippines,Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Unsolicited Ratings),Philippine National Bank,Banco De Oro Unibank Inc. (Unsolicited Ratings)