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RBS fails Bank of England stress test

LONDON: Royal Bank of Scotland must boost its capital buffers after failing this year’s stress test of seven British lenders, the Bank of England said.


Bank analysts to face real and imagined stress on Thursday

NEW YORK: Wall Street analysts who cover big banks will endure a long night on Thursday, when a barrage of data will show how well the largest US financial institutions can stand up under stress.


Fed to test six big U.S. banks for Euro stress

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve plans to stress test six large U.S. banks against a hypothetical market shock, including a deterioration of the European debt crisis, as part of an annual review of bank health.


Bank stress tests need to pass test of confidence

IT is with relief that most banks in the European Union (EU) have passed the stress tests except for a handful.


EU: 2011 bank stress tests to be tougher than 2010

BRUSSELS: Upcoming stress tests on banks will be harsher than last year's, the European Union's bank regulator said Friday, although important elements of the exercise deemed crucial to the region's crisis strategy remain undecided.


Euro banks to face ‘credible’ stress tests

LONDON: Europe's banks face more stress tests that are designed to be more 'credible' than the previous assessments last year that mostly gave them a clean bill of health, European Union (EU) authorities said yesterday.


Bank of America's stock soars after passing stress test

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp shares on Wednesday hit their highest level in seven months after a Federal Reserve stress test affirmed one of the more troubled U.S. banks had made progress in improving its capital levels.


Citi, MetLife surprise with stress test failures

BOSTON (Reuters) - Citigroup and MetLife led a list of financial institutions that failed the Federal Reserve's latest round of stress testing Tuesday, a shock result for two companies that were widely expected to return billions of dollars in extra capital to shareholders soon.


Wider stress tests coverage in China

BEIJING: Chinese regulators have called for stress tests on loans to a wide range of industries, including cement and steel, whose fortunes are closely tied to the property market, the official i>Shanghai Securities News /i>reported yesterday.


Greece to put off bank stress tests until next month

ATHENS: Greece's central bank said yesterday it decided this summer to postpone bank stress tests planned for autumn because they would fall too close to EU-wide tests conducted in July and likely add no new information.