Stress Test: One German Bank and Six Others Across Europe Fail

Stress Test: One German Bank and Six Others Across Europe Fail

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 23, 2010

For the most part, German banks fared well in the results of a Europe-wide banking stress test published on Friday. Munich's Hypo Real Estate failed the test and two other banks -- Postbank, one of the country's largest consumer banks, and state investment bank Nord LB in Hanover -- barely made the grade. In total, seven banks across Europe failed. more...

Waiting for D-Day: Europe's Financial Giants Nervous Ahead of Stress Test Release

Waiting for D-Day: Europe's Financial Giants Nervous Ahead of Stress Test Release

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 22, 2010

On Friday, European banking authorities will release the results of the first major stress test of the Europe's banks. Doubts have been raised about the rigor of the tests and some fear it will just be a staged show of stability for the industry. SPIEGEL ONLINE analyzes what the stress tests will actually deliver. By Anne Seith more...


Too Weak? Concerns Grow over Rigorousness of EU Stress Tests

Too Weak? Concerns Grow over Rigorousness of EU Stress Tests

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 21, 2010

With the results of European bank stress tests to be released on Friday, some analysts fear that if too few financial institutions fail, the tests will not be be taken seriously. One report indicates that only a single German bank will fail: Munich's Hypo Real Estate. more...

Europe's Financial Health Check: Concern of Stress Test Failures on the Rise

Europe's Financial Health Check: Concern of Stress Test Failures on the Rise

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 12, 2010

The planned stress tests of European banks could be tougher than first thought. According to a German media report, up to 15 percent of the European banks to be examined may fail -- even though the criteria for the tests have been watered down. more...


The Trouble with Stress Tests: Critics Question Soundness of Bank Check-Ups

The Trouble with Stress Tests: Critics Question Soundness of Bank Check-Ups

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 22, 2010

The European Union has agreed to publish the results of stress tests on a number of the bloc's leading financial institutions. The problem, critics say, is that the one-size-fits-all scenarios could fail to identify the potential for some systemic risks. By Beat Balzli, Christian Reiermann and Wolfgang Reuter more...

Berlin Supports Transparency: German Flip-Flops on European Bank Stress Tests

Berlin Supports Transparency: German Flip-Flops on European Bank Stress Tests

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 17, 2010

The German Finance Ministry confirmed on Thursday that Berlin is in favor of revealing the results of stress tests performed on European banks last year. They hope the move will slow down speculators betting against Spanish debt. more...