BoG sees ample capital space for banks to sell bad loans
Clearer picture emerging ahead of stress tests, banks appear confident
Alpha Bank posts net profits of 35.5 mln in Q3, NPEs continue to decline
Piraeus Bank posts net loss of 19 mln euros in Q3, NPEs continue to fall
NBG reports net loss of 35 million in Q3, NPEs fall for sixth quarter
Eurobank net profit at 61.2 mln in Q3, NPE formation negative for fourth straight quarter
National Bank follows other Greek lenders' by opting for capital increase
As had been rumoured, National Bank of Greece’s board (NBG) decided on April 16 to call an Extraordinary General Meeting for May 10 to approve a capital increase of up to 2.5 billion euros.
NBG was the only Greek bank initially stressing on March 6 – the day Bank of Greece (BoG) disclosed Greek banks’ capital needs - that its capital plan “will address the capital needs without raising new equity capital”.
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