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November 15, 2010 08:24 ET

Research on Popular Inc. and First BanCorp - Bailout Money Still Unpaid For Many Foreign Regional Banks

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the foreign regional Banks industry and has completed analytical research on Popular Inc. (NASDAQ: BPOP) and First BanCorp (NYSE: FBP). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Foreign regional banks as a whole appear to have stabilized since sweeping financial reforms were passed earlier this year. Bank failures have almost completely stopped indicating the success of financial reform. However, the financial overhaul that provided stability may also be inhibiting profitability. Dozens of bailed out foreign regional banks including Popular Inc. have yet to begin paying back any of the bailout money that kept them running during the nadir of the financial crisis. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Popular Inc. at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the foreign regional industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Popular Inc. and First BanCorp; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Tightened financial regulations and bailouts kept many banks afloat when others were failing but the question of whether they can become profitable again still remains. The answer for some regional banks such as First BanCorp lately has been secondary stock offerings to generate capital to pay down delinquent loans. While these measures allow banks to pay down debt, it is coming at the expense of existing shareholders who now see their holdings devalued. Investors can register for free to access the research report on First BanCorp at

Moving forward, foreign regional banks that managed to stay in operation are still a long way from being profitable again. Struggling local economies, substantial unpaid debt and shaken investor confidence present significant obstacles in the short-term. 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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