EU stress tests see €46bn trading loss for G-Sibs

Estimated losses are lower than in last crisis, analysts say


The largest European banks would suffer aggregate trading losses of €46.6 billion in the worst-case scenario envisaged by EU-wide bank stress tests, results of which were published yesterday (October 26).

That pales in comparison to trading losses experienced during the financial crisis, analysts note. For example, UBS alone disclosed a Sfr21.3 billion loss (€17.6 billion) in its 2008 annual report, largely attributed to fixed-income trading losses stemming from US real estate and other credit

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