The International Monetary Fund listed nine of the world's largest banks -- including Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Barclays and some Japanese entities -- as likely to encounter difficulties in maintaining profitability due to factors such as low levels of capital and increasing regulatory pressure. The IMF says regulators should be especially vigilant over these banks' activities, stating that "problems in even a single one of these global systemically important banks could generate systemic stress".
IMF says 9 major banks may face profit challenges
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