Banks gear up for 2020 stress tests as evaluation begins

EconomyBanking Tags: Banking, ECB
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The European Central Bank (ECB) announced last Friday the beginning of the stress test process for 2020, an EU-wide exercise that will be led by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and will examine 35 significant euro area banks, which are directly supervised by the ECB and cover 70 percent of banking sector assets in the eurozone.

The macro-financial scenario for the stress tests was also released last week and, according to reports over the weekend as well as comments by bank executives in Greece, it does not seem to hold particular concerns or fears that it could lead to any ad...

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