About: bank stress tests

Euro & Finance 27-10-2014

ECB fails 25 banks in health check, 9 in Italy

Roughly one in five of the eurozone's top banks failed landmark health checks at the end of last year, with nine Italian lenders falling shorts in a comprehensive assessment released on Sunday (26 October) by the European Central Bank. 

Euro & Finance 20-10-2014

Credibility meets compromise in Europe’s bank stress test

When Europe announced its latest health check of top banks early last year it promised a "comprehensive assessment" of how well prepared they were to withstand another financial crisis.

Euro & Finance 17-09-2014

ECB stress tests to challenge Germany’s Landesbanken

For the first time since the financial crisis struck in 2008, the European Union is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with strong political connections, such as Germany's regional banks - the "Landesbanken".

Euro & Finance 28-07-2014

Athens wants ECB stress tests to factor in banks’ restructuring plans

Greece wants the European Central Bank's health checks on its four biggest banks later this year to take account of their new restructuring plans rather than being based on last year's balance sheet data alone, a Greek finance ministry official said on Monday (28 July).

Euro & Finance 03-07-2014

Europe’s bank stress tests were unreliable, EU auditors say

The European Union’s banking supervisor did not have the staff or powers to successfully stress-test EU banks’ resilience to financial shocks, according to a European Court of Auditors’ report published yesterday (2 July).

Euro & Finance 27-01-2014

Top bankers expect EU stress tests to reignite mergers

Bankers expect a thorough European Central Bank (ECB) health check of the euro zone's largest banks to reignite domestic and cross-border merger activity by rebuilding confidence among lenders.

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Economy & Jobs 14-10-2013

Eurozone ministers to say who pays for banks’ clean up

Eurozone countries will consider today (14 October) how to pay for the repair of their broken banks after health checks next year, which are expected to uncover problems that have festered since the financial crisis.

Euro & Finance 14-10-2013

Eurozone ministers to say who pays for banks’ clean up

Eurozone countries will consider today (14 October) how to pay for the repair of their broken banks after health checks next year, which are expected to uncover problems that have festered since the financial crisis.

Euro & Finance 07-10-2011

Barroso urges ‘coordinated’ bank recapitalisation

Seeking to avert a spillover effect from the Dexia crisis, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso repeated the need to inject funds into the euro zone's troubled banks in several media appearances yesterday (6 October).