Expects Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking to post good results in the second half of 2012 driven by positive operating leverage, solid volume growth, favourable contribution from the MBNA acquisition, and relatively steady credit loss performance. "Looking further out, we expect the operating environment to be more challenging with sustained low interest rates, regulatory changes and slower economic growth leading to lower margins and slowing loan growth. We intend to manage through this environment by continuing to focus on our core strategy of customer service and convenience, identifying opportunities to invest in and grow businesses, and driving operational efficiencies."
Happy demi-anniversary, stock market rally. Will the honeymoon ever end?