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Banking, editors' picks


Spotlight on sustainability: How banks can overcome the challenges of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050


Insight Weekly: US election scenarios; borrowing costs rise; commercial REIT fears


Street Talk | Episode 100 - KBW CEO offers optimism for bears fearful of bank liquidity, credit


Insight Weekly: Stocks endure more pain; bank branch M&A slows; debt ratios fall

Banking, editors' picks

Editors' picks for the week include a piece discussing Wells Fargo & Co.'s investors wariness on the company's future, as well as a Data Dispatch on the impact of a lower corporate tax rate to banks' deferred tax asset holdings.

Investors nervous about what comes next for Wells

Investors have not given up on the San Francisco-based banking giant. But they are wary about what additional problems may lie ahead in 2018.

Most community banks would qualify for Congress' proposed capital standard

A new leverage ratio proposed in Senate legislation would reclassify very few banks that are currently not well-capitalized, but thousands of community banks would no longer have to calculate Basel III ratios.

Tax bill to deliver large one-time blow to deferred tax assets

Although the lower corporate tax rate promises increased economic activity, banks with high levels of deferred tax assets could see a large, one-time impact to their capital.

Banks increasingly look to protect bond portfolios from market swings

Fluctuations in market valuations have made banks even more reliant on their held-to-maturity bond portfolios, where the securities are protected from swings in market valuations.

Banks piggyback on tax reform to promote wage bumps

Those inside the industry say the banking industry was already raising wages for workers, long before the existence of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.