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First Glance 12L

Posted February 27, 2017

The 4Q16 issue of First Glance 12L shows strong, albeit slowing, growth in District jobs and bank loan portfolios. On average, full-year bank earnings improved and loan delinquencies declined. In addition to discussing several “Hot Topics,” the report notes potential headwinds from shifting trade conditions, immigration policies, and interest rates.

Asia Focus

Posted February 27, 2017

This Asia Focus examines the impact of fintech on payments and lending in Asia, focusing on the new technologies entering the market, the level of disruption faced by banks, and the regulatory response to these new developments.

Asia Focus

Posted December 27, 2016

This Asia Focus explores the drivers behind shadow banking system’s growth in China, reviews the changing pattern of shadow banking activities, analyzes associated risks in the context of China’s growing capital markets, and discusses future regulatory challenges.

First Glance 12L

Posted November 18, 2016

The 3Q16 issue of First Glance 12L shows the District’s jobs and bank loan portfolios continued to expand, albeit at a slightly slower pace. Credit conditions remained good and bank profitability improved. Banks face opportunities and challenges because of appreciating real estate values and uncertainties regarding interest rates and trade policy.

Supervisory Spotlight

Posted November 15, 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Teresa Curran. Teresa passed away yesterday after a heroic battle against a long illness.

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Demonetization Is Catalyzing Digital Payments Growth in India

Posted April 12, 2017

Colorful tents of small businesses in Asia

Nearly six months after India’s momentous demonetization, the government continues to expand options for digital payments to reduce the economy’s dependence on cash. While old habits die hard, recent data show that new digital payment methods are building momentum. These innovations offer simple, universal tools that may help India leapfrog older technology to reach a less cash-intensive future.

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Home of the Pacific Exchange blog, Asia Program focuses on issues important to banking in Asia and the Pacific Rim.

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Discount Window

Our primary credit lending program extends credit to depository institutions, helping to alleviate temporary liquidity strains. To borrow, an institution must have on file the necessary authorizing resolutions and adequate pre-approved eligible collateral.

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