MarketWatch  1 hr ago  Comment 
Europe will release the results of its bank stress tests on Sunday, which could lead to more bailouts.
Financial Times  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Hong Kong unit joins US banks seeking to expand investment services as new rules squeeze basic banking
The Economic Times  3 hrs ago  Comment 
The bank’s consolidated net profit increased to Rs 717.9 crore, up 23.1 per cent, from Rs 583 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal.
The Economic Times  3 hrs ago  Comment 
While the private banks are already fancied by the market and are growing pretty well, even the state owned banks is trending down on the asset quality issues.
Reuters  4 hrs ago  Comment 
A decision by Malaysia's bourse to bar a key shareholder in CIMB Group Holdings Bhd and two other lenders from voting on their planned merger has given minority investors...
Wall Street Journal  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank by assets, said third-quarter net profit doubled year-over-year as a rapid recovery in the local market led to a rise in operating income and a fall in impairments.
The Economic Times  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Kotak Bank is a 'BUY' call with a target of Rs 1075 and a stop loss of Rs 1009.


The banking industry faces a challenging year in 2008 as many companies work through the weaker housing market and mortgage related issues.

In September 2007, the bank industry's earnings performance slipped for the first time in many quarters as the housing sector continued to weigh on the mortgage and investment banking businesses at many of the larger banks. The subprime mortgage fallout continued to affect the banking industry as it became difficult to value debt instruments backed by mortgages and caused a temporary credit freeze in some markets during the late summer.

More problems may arise in 2008 as rates on adjustable-rate mortgages made in 2005 and 2006 are scheduled to reset. Homeowners could potentially have a harder time making payments on these higher mortgages which may lead some to default. There is also a fear that the mortgage related problems may spill over into the credit card markets which would exacerbate the situation even further.

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