ECB stress tests to focus on liquidity risk

ECB headquarters

The European Central Bank’s stress tests this year will examine how Europe’s largest banks handle “idiosyncratic liquidity shocks”, it said on February 6.

The ECB’s single supervisory mechanism said it would carry out a sensitivity exercise using “extreme and hypothetical shocks” to liquidity. It said it expected to conclude the exercise within four months. The ECB directly supervises all banks in the European Union and Norway that are classified as systemically important.

The ECB said its

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