EU banks that were stress-tested reduced credit risk – ECB paper

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Banks subject to the 2016 European Union-wide stress tests significantly reduced their risk exposure, a working paper published by the European Central Bank (ECB) finds.

In The disciplining effect of supervisory scrutiny in the EU-wide stress test, Christoffer Kok et al. use supervisory data on a wide sample of banks, including a proportion that were not tested.

The authors look at EU banks’ balance sheets, profit-and-loss items and capital requirements between 2015 and 2017. The authors’

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