French banks’ leverage ratios rally on EU court win

French banks have unveiled the expected improvements to their leverage ratios following a European court’s ruling that deposits held at state-backed institutions should be excluded from their calculation. 

The July 13 verdict reversed a decision by the European Central Bank (ECB) that forced French dealers to include customer savings placed at the state-owned Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in their measure of total exposures. The leverage ratio is calculated by dividing Tier 1 capital by

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