Banking System Analysis
Since the Asian Financial Crisis, central banks have taken measures to ensure that the banking system in Asia remains robust and resilient. Houghton Street Partner’s analysis of the banking system allows us to detect short to medium term country weakness. We also use data to track credit growth and lending which favor certain sectors in our analysis to uncover emerging segments of the economy.
An important characteristic of the banking system is the management of their net foreign assets. Since many currencies in Asia are still controlled and not freely circulated, the strength of the commercial banks is vital to the facilitation of trade and capital flows. Strength of the banking system also provides input into our property, FX and interest rate analysis.
Correlation, Rating & Strength