PhillipCapital analyst Tay Wee Kuang has maintained his “neutral” recommendation on the Singapore banking sector as he does not foresee the banks’ earnings to reach pre-Covid-19 levels in the near term.

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This is due to the “strong headwinds” arising from low interest rates and heightened allowances, despite the “expected recovery in non-interest income” upon the reopening of Singapore’s economy, he says.

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