2014 Asia-Pacific Financial Institutions Outlook: Rising Private-Sector Leverage May Overshadow Banks' Performance Amid Softer Economic Prospects Dec 13
- Language: English
- Published: December 2013
The Asia-Pacific region's major banks are in good health by global standards, affording investors a degree of comfort and confidence in a global financial institutions sector still awash with unwinding risks following the global financial crisis (GFC). Looking at 40 of the largest banks in Asia Pacific, spanning 10 of the region's major markets, currently 37 (92.5%) have stable outlooks, three (7.5%) have positive outlooks, and not a single institution has a negative outlook. Standard & Poor's currently has counterparty credit ratings on 256 financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region (including 40 of the largest banks), with 82.8% on stable outlook, 12.5% on negative outlook or CreditWatch with negative implications, and 4.7% on positive outlook or CreditWatch with positive implications....
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