ECB tests find negligible capital shortfalls at Greek banks

Economy Tags: Banking, ECB
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The European Central Bank (ECB) published on Sunday the much anticipated results of its comprehensive assessment on the financial health of 130 banks in the euro area, with just one Greek lender (Eurobank) appearing to have a capital shortfall and even in that case it being less than 18 million euros.

The test comprises of two main pillars for the identification of bank’s capital shortfalls. The first is an Asset Quality Review (AQR), with a capital benchmark of Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) of 8 percent, mainly involving banks’ asset and collateral va...

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