Eiopa tests insurers' resilience to sovereign stress

Firms to apply sovereign crisis and 'Japanification' scenarios

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Eiopa is stress testing insurers

European regulators are testing the resilience of insurers to a repeat of the European sovereign debt crisis, or a Japan-like scenario of protracted low interest rates.

Experts say the inclusion of a sovereign shock in the European Union-wide industry stress test, launched on April 30, could hit balance sheets badly as few firms currently hold capital against government bonds.

The tests, led by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa), are the first to be carried out

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