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Bank:Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City  Series:Regional Economic Digest 

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Solid performance at Tenth District banks

Commercial banks in Tenth District states performed well in the first half of 1997. Profitability and loan quality remained high, while loans continued to grow at a healthy pace. The only negative was that deposits grew sluggishly, adding to liquidity pressures. Banks in district states slightly outperformed banks nationwide in profitability and loan quality, while matching them in loan growth and deposit growth.
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q IV , Pages 10-16

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The changing economy of the Tenth District

Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q I , Pages 7-13

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Welfare finance reform: District states could face funding challenges

Welfare finance reform could have a substantial fiscal impact on the budgets of some states in the Tenth district, although the ability to cope with reform will vary from state to state. This article discusses some of the proposed changes in welfare funding and the effect they may have on the states in the Tenth District. Each state's ability to offset potential reductions in welfare funding will depend on their own budget resources and whether additional funds are provided to states with limited resources and higher administrative costs.
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q III , Pages 7-14

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Tenth district agriculture and the current international trade negotiations

Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q I , Pages 8-11

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The future for automobile production in Tenth District states

Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q I , Pages 15-18

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Improved performance at tenth district banks

Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q II , Pages 7-12

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What's hampering job growth in the District's services sector?

Employment growth in the Tenth District has fallen behind the national rate in 1999 for the first time in ten years. Although all economic sectors have been experiencing slower job growth, the services sector, due to its size, has played perhaps the most important role in the slowdown of overall employment growth in the district. While services employment elsewhere in the nation continues to grow rapidly, the district has witnessed very little job expansion in services so far in 1999 (Chart 1). In fact, the district services sector has added jobs during the first seven months of this year at ...
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q III , Pages 16-20

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Printing and publishing in the Tenth District

Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q I , Pages 8-12

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Small business lending at Tenth District banks

One of the most important roles commercial banks perform is to lend to small businesses. Such lending is vital to the regional economy because small businesses generally lack access to alternative sources of credit and because they account for a major share of job creation. Moreover, small business lending is crucial to the health of district banks because it is one of the few profitable activities in which banks continue to enjoy clear advantages over other financial institutions.
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q I , Pages 10-14

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First-half performance of community banks in Tenth District states

Helped by solid growth in the district economy, community banks in Tenth District states turned in another strong performance in the first half of 1998. Despite concerns that financial market turmoil and low commodity prices might eventually take their toll, community banks in Tenth District states were still showing no ill effects by midyear. Profitability remained high, loan quality was favorable, and loan growth and deposit growth were both healthy. Community banks in district states also compared favorably with their peers in the rest of the nation by all four performance measures.
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q IV , Pages 12-19

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