ECB highlights funding vulnerabilities in euro area banks


The European Central Bank's (ECB) Financial Stability Review, published on Wednesday, said funding vulnerabilities remained an "Achilles heel" and continuous source of stress for many euro area banks.

The June report  flagged that the risks related to the volatility of banks' funding costs were particularly worrisome for banks resident in countries facing acute fiscal challenges.

The report said that while there had been a general improvement in funding conditions in the euro-area financial

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