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Royal Bank of Canada, the nation's largest bank, posted an impressive $1.94-billion in earnings in its latest quarter, up 26 per cent from a year earlier. But the results left investors wondering where future growth would come from in the face of weakening net interest income - the spread between its borrowing costs and the rate at which it lends money out. The industry in general is seeing slower retail loan growth and more competition for new clients.
Its stock is well off 52-week highs reached in February and recent volatility in equities and bonds may be shaking investors' confidence in capital markets.
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