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Banks at a Glance – Bank Profiles by State

Posted April 17, 2018

The 4Q17 Banks at a Glance reports are now available, highlighting key indicators of economic and banking conditions within each of the nine states comprising the 12th Federal Reserve District.

Asia Focus

Posted March 26, 2018

This Asia Focus summarizes the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) credit gap in Asia and assesses ways certain emerging technologies and innovative business models—commonly known as “fintech”—can improve SME access to financial services in Asia and boost long-term economic growth in the process.

First Glance 12L

Posted March 2, 2018

The 4Q17 issue of First Glance 12L notes that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 boosted optimism, but also prompted deferred tax asset write-downs and one-time bonuses at many banks. Although job and loan growth remained strong, increasingly tight labor and housing availability may constrain future growth.

Supervision in Brief

Posted December 14, 2017

This issue of Supervision in Brief summarizes the latest economic and banking conditions within the 12th District. We note strong but moderating growth in jobs, housing prices, loans, and improvements in earnings. We also feature recent discussions in Community Banking Connections on CRE concentrations and risk management, and highlight commentary on bank efficiency efforts and their effects on long-term viability. Finally, we remind bankers about several Fed outreach activities, and recap the joint Federal Reserve-Conference of State Bank Supervisors Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference.

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China Bond Market: Slower Growth but Better Product and Investor Mix

Posted April 17, 2018

Domestic bond issuance in China declined in 2017. Growth in outstanding onshore bonds and trading volume also moderated. Notwithstanding the lackluster performance, the products offered by the Chinese bond market continued to grow in sophistication. The investor base has also become more diversified as overseas investors and non-bank domestic investors play a bigger role. These developments will likely contribute to the resilience of the bond market in the long run.

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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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