This week's editors' picks include a feature on Moody's efforts to boost its stake in China's largest rating firm and an analysis on growing deposit betas.
Battle to rate China's $11 trillion bond market may intensify amid reported deal
Moody's has now reportedly reached a "framework agreement" to boost its stake in China's largest rating firm to more than 50%.
At US banks, CDs grow to highest level in 4 years
In the fourth quarter of 2018, certificates of deposit grew by more than 14% year over year, pushing CDs up to 14.1% of the industry's deposits, the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2014.
Deposit betas to keep rising at US banks even as Fed slows rate hikes
S&P Global Market Intelligence's recently updated five-year outlook for the U.S. banking industry suggests that further increases in deposit costs will prevent net interest margins from expanding in 2019.
Mich. thrift retains top spot in large US community bank ranking
Sterling Bancorp Inc. again took the crown in S&P Global Market Intelligence's 2018 ranking of the top-performing community banks between $3 billion and $10 billion in assets.
Century-old Minn. lender tops performance ranking for small community banks
Two banks — Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Bank 7 and Flushing, N.Y.-based Amerasia Bank — made their eighth straight appearance on the top 100 ranking, while last year's top institution tumbled off the list altogether.