Top four EU banks have shed €1.5 trillion in assets since 2013

Barclays, HSBC, BNP Paribas, and Deutsche Bank slim the most in five years

Europe’s biggest banks have cut their total exposures by €2.8 trillion ($3.2 trillion) over the last five years, with just four firms – HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and BNP Paribas – accounting for over half the reduction.

On August 9, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its 2017 systemic risk indicators for European banks with total leverage exposures of over €200 billion. Thirty-three banks have featured in this sample continually since 2013, including 12 current global

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