BBA Voice

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  • BOE stress tests – about as stressed as it can get

    James Barty

    The EBA and the BOE announced their stress tests today. Both look at an adverse economic shock with the EBA looking for a deviation from current GDP projections of around 7% by 2016, with a 20% drop in equity markets and 14% fall in house prices. Bond yields are also expected to rise by 150bp on average with the peripheral countries harder hit. The EBA sets the capital targets at 8% of Common Equity Tier 1 for its baseline scenario and 5.5% for the stress test.

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    Written by James Barty

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