Banks in Sri Lanka and Indonesia also have a significant proportion of outstanding loans denominated in foreign currency, which could expose them to asset quality risks
from currency weakness.
We believe that NLB's impaired loan ratio adequately captures the magnitude of asset quality risks
and do not expect any downside to asset quality in the medium term.
Moody's rating agency said the decline of non-performing exposures (NPEs) by e1/45.6bn, or 33.6 per cent, stemming from the resolution of the co-operative bank (CCB) is a credit positive for the Cypriot banking system because it reduces asset quality risks
and supports depositor confidence.
Stating that the bank's asset quality risks
remain negligible, the report said the bank's NPL ratio remained moved to 0.63 percent against 0.50 percent in the first quarter of 2018 while absolute NPLs jumped to QR493.9 million.
MEXIM's ba3 stand-alone credit profile remains unchanged because the bank operates with a very strong capital buffer against the backdrop of high asset quality risks
. MEXIM posted a still-strong tangible common equity-to-risk weighted assets (TCE/RWA) ratio of 21 per cent at end-2015, which however represents a decrease from 29 per cent at end-2014.
Kazakh banks' legacy and emerging asset quality risks
are consistent with their low Viability Ratings, which reflect weak standalone credit profiles, mostly in the 'b' category.
Summary: , but growing asset quality risks
expected down the road
The outlook on the kingdom reflects S&P's view of Bahrain's stable growth, well regulated financial system, and manageable asset quality risks
amongst other factors.
While liquidity has improved and capital buffers are strong, these factors are moderated by legacy asset quality risks
, primarily related to the ongoing restructuring of some large government-related borrowers.
However, the company's focus on the Danish real estate sector hiking asset quality risks
and limiting revenue diversification along with low margins characterising the domestic mortgage market are constraining BRFkredit's ratings, S&P said.
Although asset quality risks
remain, we believe 16% D/Y in NBP could attract investor interest.
We upgrade Korea on the basis of valuations, our belief that the asset quality risks
are peaking in second quarter, some improvement in loan spreads and the rate hike of last week," said Sanjay Jain, an analyst at Credit Suisse.