Canada’s banks may face difficult year

photoTORONTO (Reuters) – Global economic headwinds may finally have caught up with Canada’s banks, a haven of stability over the past few years in an otherwise turbulent global financial industry. On Thursday, one of the country’s top financial industry analysts downgraded Canada’s financial sector and predicted that three top lenders will actually see their shares decline in 2012. The grim outlook portends a shift for a bank sector that emerged from the 2008 financial crisis in much stronger shape than its counterparts in other markets around the world. …