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Apr 23, 2019

Please see below a regional breakdown of the latest articles from our Financial Institutions team. 


In this report S&P explores in more detail risks that could influence the performance of banking systems of the major emerging-market countries--BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). Read more


Open banking is making inroads in Asia-Pacific. A concoction of regulatory driven initiatives, market pressures from evolving consumer expectations, and increasing competition from new entrants has set the stage for wider sharing of customer data in the region. Continue reading

S&P Global Ratings' bank ratings criteria framework outlines the elements of an issuer's credit profile and how we assess these elements to determine the rating on an issuer. Although we consider many quantitative and qualitative factors... Read more
We expect Israeli banks' profitability will be sound in 2019 on the back of solid growth and improving operating efficiency. We forecast banks' income generation will be sustainable, but somewhat constrained by a low-interest-rate environment... Continue reading

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Our Environmental, Social, and Governance Evaluation is a cross-sector, relative analysis of an entity’s capacity to operate successfully in the future and is grounded in how ESG factors could affect stakeholders, potentially leading to a material direct or indirect financial impact on the entity. Learn more

During the next credit crunch, will the markets be able to absorb the debt that moves down to speculative grade? This has been increasingly on the minds of investors because of the very large increase in debt at the lowest category of investment grade. Read more

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