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Photo by MacroPolis BoG runs numbers to show how tackling NPE stock will benefit banks' bottom line

In the financial stability report it issued last week, the Bank of Greece (BoG) emphasised the need for banks to reduce significantly the stock of non-performing exposures (NPE) and improve the composition of their capital base, 60 percent of which consists of deferred tax credits (DTC) and inhibits the systemic credit institutions.

Photo by MacroPolis BoG urges banks to improve quality of capital, re-doubles SPV efforts

In its latest financial stability report published on Thursday, the Bank of Greece (BoG) took stock of the various positive developments and encouraging signs for the economy and banking sector, while highlighting the challenges for systemic local banks, emanating from the quality of the loan portfolio and the composition of the capital structure that largely constitutes of deferred tax credits (DTC).

Photo via IMF photostream on Flickr [] IMF consultation report pinpoints health of Greek banks as central to growth

In the Article IV consultation report that was published on Friday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) took a detailed look into Greece’s banking sector, as the Fund has repeatedly stated that restoring Greek banks back to health is a prerequisite for the country to attract investment and achieve higher growth rates, while it remains an area of fiscal and wider financial stability risks.

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