BOOM: Just 8 Banks Failed The Stress Tests


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ORIGINAL POST: Heads up.European stress tests are scheduled to come out at 12:00 PM ET.

They should be out here.

Watch for the Spanish and German banks.

Refresh for updates.


The report is out, and can be downloaded here.

Here’s the key graph:

Once capital-raising actions in 2011 are added, the EBA’s 2011 stress test exercise shows that eight banks fall below the capital threshold of 5% CT1R over the two-year time horizon, with an overall CT1 shortfall of EUR2.5bn. In addition, 16 banks display a CT1R of between 5% and 6%.

The breakdown of failures is: 5 Spanish, 2 Greek, and 1 Austrian. Check out which banks failed the test >>

Originally the euro surged on the news, but it’s faded.

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