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ECB stress tests results show further action needed from

A first glance shows 24 banks failed.

It seems that while the tests were serious, this is not a major earthquake.

From the  announcement

Key results of comprehensive assessment of 130 largest euro area banks:

Capital shortfall of €25 billion detected at 25 participant banks

Banks’ asset values need to be adjusted by €48 billion, €37 billion of which did not generate capital shortfall

Shortfall of €25 billion and asset value adjustment of €37 billion implies overall impact of €62 billion on banks

Additional €136 billion found in non-performing exposures

Adverse stress scenario would deplete banks’ capital by €263 billion, reducing median CET1 ratio by 4 percentage points from 12.4% to 8.3%

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Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.