Claudia Aebersold Szalay reports in the NZZ on the findings of the stress test conducted by the ECB. The article contains a map and tables.
The ECB downgraded the quality of bank assets (mostly bad loans) relative to banks’ own estimates. This is reflected in lower estimates of banks’ equity positions. Moreover, the ECB conducted a stress test and considered two scenarios. According to the adverse one, banks’ equity positions would fall by more than 250 billion Euros. Italy, France and Germany would be hit hardest.