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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.

First Glance 12L

Posted November 22, 2017

The 3Q17 issue of First Glance 12L notes that rising asset yields and sticky deposit pricing helped lift the District’s average return on average assets ratio above 1 percent for the first time since 2007. Job and loan growth outpaced the nation but slowed, and commercial property prices neared a peak.

Banks at a Glance – Bank Profiles by State

Posted November 1, 2017

The 2Q17 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.

Real Estate Lending Risks Monitor

Posted September 5, 2017

This RE Lending Risks Monitor discusses key trends in commercial real estate markets and related lending issues, geared towards lenders within the 12th District.

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Asian Banks Search for Yield Overseas

Posted February 22, 2018

Asian bank profitability has been squeezed in recent years, driven to some extent by intense competition among the large number of banks in the region. To boost profitability, banks from some developed Asian economies have expanded operations into Southeast Asia by setting up branches and investing in local institutions. What began as a search for yield is likely to persist because banks’ strategies to increase profits align with their governments’ initiatives in the region.

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