Peripheral banks bounce after positive SREP results
Southern European banks were given a lift at the beginning of the week, when they emerged from the European Central Bank’s annual supervisory review and evaluation process (SREP) with their capital requirements broadly unchanged.
Market participants had feared that Italian and Spanish banks could face higher capital targets as a result of the ECB’s SREP process for 2019.
But investors were pleased to note that the ECB was placing demands on the sector similar to what it had in 2018.Tom Kinmonth, ...
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