Tip-Top Risk Management Behind Q4 Profits In The US


NEW YORK--Leading US-based banks reporting fourth quarter profits for 1998 are attributing increased earnings to disciplined risk practices and exceptional risk management. Chase Manhattan Bank reported a 39 per cent year-on-year revenue increase from fourth quarter 1997, while most banks, including JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and BankAmerica, reported disappointing fourth quarter results for 1998.

Chase's fourth quarter operating earnings totalled $1.15 billion, compared to $850 million in the last

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