BANKING: The Trend

U.S. bank profits are still rolling up in the vast and general U.S. war boom. So are the banks' deposits, their loans and their holdings of Government securities.

The first 1944 quarterly reports of leading Wall Street banks showed that assets of the twelve largest Manhattan banks have risen to $23½ billion, and deposits are up to $21¾ billion. In each case this was a gain of some $500 million since Dec. 31. Chase National's $4½ billion deposits, the largest in its history, enabled it to hold its lead as the biggest depository...

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