Despite Varying Risks And Profitability, Southeast Asia Banks Are Likely To Stay The Course, Says S&P Report Jul 11
- Language: English
- Published: July 2011
- Region: Asia
Southeast Asian banks are likely to remain resilient in 2011, after the strong regional economic recovery in 2010. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services expects the generally healthy household and corporate sectors to support the banks in the region. Most banks in Southeast Asia are enjoying high loans growth and low to moderate credit costs, compared with matured markets in the U.S. and Europe. The implications of the U.S. debt ceiling standoff across Southeast Asia are limited, according to our base-case scenario (see "The Implications Of The U.S. Debt Ceiling Standoff For Global Financial Institutions," published July 21, 2011, on RatingsDirect on the Global Credit Portal). We expect the robust economic outlook, the strong domestic savings rates, and the generally healthy...
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