A guide to bank 'stress test' results

Most of the data on bank "stress tests" has already been leaked to the press, which could prompt an investigation into why such sensitive information about public companies was disclosed early.

But whether the figures were in the press early or released later today, when they are expected to be officially announced, the net result is the same: The government has found the large banks are not insolvent and whatever balance sheet problems they have can be solved quickly.