January 24, 2013 at 16:10 PM EST
Fed Pushing Banks Back Into Risky Business: Moody's
Low interest rate policies promoted by the Federal Reserve European Central Bank and other central banks around the world are a key issue for the banking sector as firms dial up their risk to boost earnings according to ratings agency Moody's Investor Service. Moody's highlights low rates as the second biggest risk for banks in 2013 because they undermine banks' profitability create asset bubbles and could pressure C-Suites on Wall Street to take on too much risk by way of providing financing to clients and increasing risk tolerances in their securities portfolios. The prospect that banks will overextend their ...
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