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Wall Street Equity Research

October 15, 2010 08:56 ET

Professional Research on Popular Inc. and The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland - A Brief Summary of the Developments Influencing The Foreign Regional Banks Industry

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2010) - allows shareholders to gain full understanding of the economic and market forces influencing the foreign regional banks industry, and offers free research on industry players Popular Inc. (NASDAQ: BPOP) and The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland (NYSE: IRE). Register today at to receive free research reports on these companies.

The biggest piece of news recently in the Foreign Regional Bank sector is the finalization of Basel III bank capital ratios. The committee that determines global bank regulations decided to increase the core capital requirement from 2% to 4.5%. These restrictions will not begin to be implemented until they are voted in by G20 leaders in November. Many banks have yet to implement the last regulations posted in 2005, however, most analysts think the current stipulations provide banks with ample time to comply. is a specialized website where investors can have complete access to free reports on foreign regional banks industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on Popular Inc., The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

Prior to the Basel III regulations coming out, banks had been hamstrung by the uncertainty revolving around what numbers would come out of the committee. This caused many banks to hoard cash. It's anticipated that these banks should become more active now that requirements have been clarified. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting foreign regional banks stocks.

In Brazil where capital requirements are some of the highest in the world, regional banks are expected to actually lower standards. This should increase credit volume in the country's strong economy as prices decrease. As the market expands, many regional banks are looking to expand globally, many into the U.S.

In India, regional banks are showing signs of an economic rebound by making more advanced tax payouts than the previous year. Also, the country's central bank is reviewing monetary policy and should raise interest rates to help counteract inflation.

Elsewhere in the industry, many investors will be looking forward for The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland's reports after the company revealed a gloomy financial result with a decline of 66% in profit for its first half of 2010. With Q3 2010 financial season already started, foreign regional bank will soon be posting their results. For instance, Popular Inc. will be releasing its financial reports next Wednesday October 20th. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at or to download the full reports on Popular Inc. and The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland.

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