Banking Highlights

Posted June 8, 2015

The 1Q15 Banks at a Glance reports are now available, highlighting key indicators of banking conditions within each of the nine states comprising the 12th Federal Reserve District.

Posted May 27, 2015

The 1Q15 issue of First Glance 12L shows continued improvement in 12th District bank credit quality, yet profitability remained constrained by narrowing net interest margins. Prospectively, a strong dollar and extreme drought pose challenges to borrowers who export goods, rely on foreign visitor activity, or engage in water-intensive industries.

Posted May 21, 2015

After two decades of economic stagnation, Japan is in the process of reinvention amid ongoing economic reform and aggressive central bank easing. While the prospects of Prime Minister Abe’s reform program remain uncertain, Japan also faces demographic challenges of historic proportions.

Posted April 23, 2015

Today, the U.S. banking system is much more robust and resilient than it was before the financial crisis, in large part due to both ongoing and enhanced supervisory and regulatory efforts. Here are ten examples of how the Federal Reserve, often working with other regulators, has helped to ensure the safety and soundness of our financial system.