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March 25, 2011 09:11 ET

Equity Research on Popular Inc. and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. - Foreign Regional Banks Still Hampered by Bad Loans

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Foreign Regional Banks industry and has completed analytical research on Popular Inc. (NASDAQ: BPOP) and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (NYSE: BBVA). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

While the financial problems of Greece and Ireland are still fresh and ongoing, Spain is now taking more of the unwanted spotlight. Although the Bank of Spain approximated a capital deficit of 15 billion Euros needed among financial institutions that do not meet the new core-capital levels, others such as Moody's have the figure at closer to 40-50 billion Euros. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Foreign Regional Banks industry. 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 Popular Inc. and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Lenders that have not met the requirements are now scrambling to get plans into place to bring them in line; however, convincing investors to sink capital into the banking industry is proving tricky given the industry's recent track record. Banks, such as Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. which are also established in countries outside of Spain are having a comparatively easier time, however, Spain remains a concern. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. research report is available for free by signing up now at

The Foreign Regional Banks Industry is also struggling in other areas, as loan loss provisions continue to hamper banks all over the world. In Puerto Rico, for example, companies like Popular Inc. reported 4th quarter losses, chiefly due to an increase in loan loss provisions which were greater than in the previous quarter. Popular Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

As banks and countries try to right themselves financially, it will be interesting to see how the story develops. 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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