Fed includes ‘doomsday scenario’ in next round of stress tests

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The Federal Reserve has specified the variables of the three scenarios that will be included in its 2013 comprehensive capital analysis and review (CCAR) stress tests, including a 'severely adverse' scenario of deep global recession and a stock market crash.

To comply with the Dodd-Frank Act, the Fed must specify at least three scenarios for both supervisory and company-run stress tests, to be applied to all large financial institutions in the US. The scenarios published on November 15 include

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