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Real Estate Lending Risks Monitor

Posted August 19, 2015

This RE Lending Risks Monitor discusses key trends in commercial real estate markets and related lending issues, geared towards lenders within the 12th Federal Reserve District (nine western states).

Federal Reserve System Publications

Posted July 27, 2015

In this issue of Community Banking Connections, Chair Janet Yellen shares insights on the important role that community banks play in the U.S. economy. Other articles discuss ways banks can protect against unauthorized electronic payments from business accounts, how virtual currencies are changing the banking landscape, and factors contributing to low net interest income at community banks.

Asia Focus

Posted September 3, 2015

This Asia Focus examines similarities in the process of banking reform in China and Vietnam, analyzes how both countries have dealt with financial crises, and draws lessons from their shared experiences that may be useful for other countries undertaking financial reforms.

Banks at a Glance

Posted September 10, 2015

The 2Q15 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.

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Pacific Exchange Blog

Capital Flows Go into Reverse in Asia’s Financial Hubs

Posted October 08, 2015

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While much of the world has seen a retrenchment in international lending following the financial crisis, Asian banks have dramatically increased their international exposure. Even more striking is that in Asia’s financial centers, Singapore and Hong Kong, the increase in international activity has been accompanied by a change in direction of capital flows. Both economies have now become large net lenders to emerging Asia, a change that reflects larger underlying trends in the region.

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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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Asia Program

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

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