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Apr 27, 2016 10:30 EST

Banking Intelligence Series: Navigating Brazil’s Recession: Banks Focus on Profitability as Economic Crisis Deepens

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 27, 2016
Banking
Intelligence Series

Navigating Brazil’s Recession: Banks Focus on Profitability as Economic Crisis Deepens

 

 

The 2015 results season demonstrated the banking sector’s resilience in this challenging operating environment.

Bank profitability is likely to remain pressured this year with little sign of a recovery on the horizon. As a result of Brazil’s economic crisis, lenders have been forced to tighten credit conditions and significantly increase provisions to protect against deteriorating asset quality levels. This report looks at the state of Brazil’s banks.

Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Financial results 2015: Private banks protect profitability
  • Recession drives negative real loan growth cycle
  • Asset quality remains key concern with further deterioration expected in 2016
  • M&A scope limited, but major banks may still look outwards
  • Government stimulus package raises questions of banking policy uncertainty
  • Higher interest rates provide banks with profitability buffer
  • Conclusion
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