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And Yet it Moves: Understanding Why Italy's Threat is Exaggerated

June 27, 2017
Toward the end of 2015, Portugal bailed in some senior creditors in addressing a failed bank.  Many observers were aghast.  This was thought to be horrific and uncivilized by some of the very same people who are critical of the EU and Italy's decision not to bail in senior creditors in the two failed regional banks in Italy.    
They were wrong…
And Yet it Moves: Understanding Why Italy's Threat is Exaggerated And Yet it Moves:  Understanding Why Italy's Threat is Exaggerated Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 27, 2017 Rating: 5
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Challenges for European Banks

May 12, 2017
Concerns about the health of the European banking system tend to focus on bad loans and profitability.In a speech this week, ECB's Vice President Constancio suggested that officials were looking at two other issues.  
First, Constancio expressed concerns about the "unconstrained" ability of banks to generate credit by creatively using…
Challenges for European Banks Challenges for European Banks Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 12, 2017 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Italian Banks and a German Bank

October 21, 2016
European banks may not be the main driver of the investment climate, but their challenges are not resolved.  Investors have focused on two country's banks recently.  Germany's Deutsche Bank and Italian banks more generally.  
This Great Graphic, made on Bloomberg, shows how closely the two have moved in tandem.  The white line is Deutsche B…
Great Graphic: Italian Banks and a German Bank Great Graphic:  Italian Banks and a German Bank Reviewed by Marc Chandler on October 21, 2016 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: European Banks Bad Loans and Coverage

July 26, 2016
The health of European banks has reemerged as an important market factor this year.  The IMF warned that the greatest risk to global financial stability stems from three European banks.  Branches of two European banks failed the Federal Reserve's stress test.   And this does not even mention the Italian banks, and especially the oldest bank in…
Great Graphic: European Banks Bad Loans and Coverage Great Graphic:  European Banks Bad Loans and Coverage Reviewed by Marc Chandler on July 26, 2016 Rating: 5
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European Bank Stress Test: Preview

July 25, 2016
The results of the latest stress tests on European banks are expected to be released at 10:00 am CET (5:00 am ET).   The tests cover a little more than 50 of Europe's largest banks, with around 80% domiciled in the eurozone.  
The banks will be tested under two scenarios.  The first scenario is EC's economic forecasts made last year.  That …
European Bank Stress Test: Preview European Bank Stress Test: Preview Reviewed by Marc Chandler on July 25, 2016 Rating: 5
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