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Banks at a Glance – Bank Profiles by State
The 1Q16 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.
First Glance 12L
The 1Q16 issue of First Glance 12L shows the District’s economic and commercial bank performance remained sound. However, caution increased among equity and debt markets during 1Q16, crimping commercial mortgage securitization activity and venture capital deal volumes. Also, the authors noted that economic and banking statistics in most 12th District states have a history of above-average business cycle volatility.
This Asia Focus outlines the history of financial and banking reforms in Taiwan, analyzes problems that developed in the banking sector after liberalization, and evaluates current initiatives by regulators to address those problems.
This issue of Supervisory Spotlight highlights a variety of topics: the U.S. migration to chip cards, proposed changes to the accounting standard for loan and lease losses, the new and legacy flood insurance rules, and a reminder about the importance of quality loan growth and managing commercial real estate lending concentrations.
Federal Reserve System Publications
This issue of Community Banking Connections highlights the proposed standard on accounting for credit losses, research discussed at the October 2015 Community Banking Research Conference, and accomplishments during the first five years of the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. It also delves into important community bank considerations in the wake of the U.S. EMV chip card migration.
A more volatile exchange rate and dampened growth expectations for the Chinese economy have halted, and in some cases led to reversals in, the renminbi’s path towards becoming an international currency.