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February 10, 2011 08:31 ET

Equity Research on Banco Bradesco S.A. and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. -- Foreign Banks Making Waves

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the foreign regional banks industry and has completed analytical research on Banco Bradesco S.A. (NYSE: BBD) and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. (NYSE: BSBR). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Across the globe, banks are dealing with the various trials and tribulations that have followed the recession, and have had varied levels of success. The rising middle class in Brazil's emerging economy is helping strengthen the Brazilian banking industry. The Banco Santander's overall net profits fell 4.6% in Q4 due to weakness in its European markets. However, this number was propped up by strength in its Brazilian arm, Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. which became the group's top performer in 2010. Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. research report is available for free by signing up now at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the foreign regional banks industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Banco Bradesco S.A. and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

While BSBR has struggled with its loan growth as of late, its Q4 profits grew 21% compared to last year. Revenue growth was partly due to 101 million Brazilian reals released from provisions on account of its improving credit portfolio. Another Brazilian bank, Banco Bradesco S.A. also saw its Q4 earnings which were up 18% from Q3, helped by lower provisions during the quarter. Banco Bradesco S.A. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

While Brazil is performing well, results from other countries are more mixed. With bailout issues and pending reform, banks in Ireland are on less firm ground. Some analysts have suspended price targets and ratings for some of the country's banks as the future of Irish banking currently remains unpredictable. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the foreign regional banks industry.

Over in India, some banks are seeing greater success as demonstrated by ICICI Bank which delivered a jump in earnings recently. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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