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Wall Street Equity Research

July 13, 2010 09:15 ET

Non U.S. Banking Stocks -- Are They Worth the Risk?

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) - helps investors to look at the evolution of the markets globally and understand its impact on banking stocks. Register now to receive complimentary research.

Banking stocks have had their days in the mud following the turmoil of the recession which exposed the sheer involvement of banks and other financial institutions to risky businesses. Whilst the battle is still not won completely, banks throughout the globe have been able to save face and continue operations due to massive government bailouts. It is also an inconvenient truth that many banks failed and many are still on the brink of collapsing, and many others that deserved to fail are now thriving once again because allowing their failures would have caused more harm. Many investors are still wary of many big U.S. banks as they still draw a lot of negative sentiments from taxpayers and also because a financial reform bill swings like guillotine blade over the sector. Many experts in the banking sector believe that the time is right to consider some non-U.S. bank stocks like Banco Bradesco S.A. (NYSE: BBD) which recently saw its rating upgraded to Buy from Neutral. Access free research on Banco Bradesco S.A. now by signing up at is a specialized website where investors can have direct complimentary access to analytical reports on banking stocks; traders looking for analysis on Banco Bradesco S.A., Popular Inc. and Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. are welcomed to sign up for free at 

Even as economic challenges still riddle the global banking landscape, some regional banks in countries like India and Brazil offer the same long term stability prospects as would some of the traditional U.S. regional banks that have proven successful even after the recession. Many non-U.S. banks from certain parts of Latin America and India are considered less risky as compared to their European and U.S. counterparts as they tend to invest less in real estate businesses and thus have limited exposure to the type of fiasco seen during the Great Recession. Banks like Banco Bradesco, which is the largest private banking institution in Brazil, and Itau Unibanco, which is Brazil's biggest private-sector financial conglomerate, are also considered to have a healthy balance sheet. Register today at to download the full report on companies making the headlines in the Foreign Regional Banks industry.

With growing fears that Chinese housing sector may be heading towards a bubble burst which could drag its banking sector to the slump and send global economy into another swing of troubles, there is value to believe that some non-U.S. banks in more stable growing economies may be poised to offer good investment opportunities even in times of uncertainties. Visit us at  to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting these companies as the global economy continues to bring more challenges.

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