Europe's Stress Tests to Detail Three Scenarios

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European regulators will give details of three different scenarios when they publish the results of their stress tests on European banks, Bloomberg News reported.

Banks will give their estimated Tier 1 capital ratios under a benchmark for 2011, an adverse scenario and a third test that includes "sovereign shock," Bloomberg News said, citing a template that was prepared for the banks.

Under the sovereign shock scenario, banks will give their estimated losses on the sovereign bonds they hold in their trading book as well as "additional impairment losses on the banking book" that might come after a sovereign debt crisis.

EU regulators are assessing 91 banks to see if they could survive losses from a recession and decline in the value of their government bond holdings.
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