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The large volume of impairments which exceeds pre-provision income in several countries makes half of the banking sectors unprofitable in 2013 (Slovenian, Cypriot, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Irish and Austrian). Some of these impairments are extraordinary and reflect the need of balance sheet repair ahead of the AQR. After…
This paper analyzes empirically what explains the low profitability of Chinese banks for the period 1997-2004. We find that better capitalized banks tend to be more profitable.