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Banco BPI S.A. Jan 03
Standard & Poors, January 2003
The ratings are supported by Banco BPI S.A.'s (BPI) good positioning in retail and investment banking in Portugal, skilled management, adequate profitability, and good asset-quality track record. These strengths are offset by BPI's aggressive capital management and the prevailing challenging economic environment in Portugal, which is likely to pressure the bank's fundamentals. Under a skilled management team, BPI accomplished a successful growth strategy in the past decade, becoming one of the most flexible and innovative institutions in the Portuguese financial system. With a 10% market share in retail and a leading franchise in investment banking, BPI enjoys an attractive position in the system (although less powerful than that of the top players) and a large client base that still offers...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Banco BPI S.A.,Banco Portugues de Investimento S.A.
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Banco BPI S.A.,Banco Portugues de Investimento S.A.