German lenders were hit hardest by European Union-wide stress tests, having been projected to lose 28% of their Common Equity Tier 1 capital under the adverse scenario.
Eight of the nation's banks were included in this year’s stress tests, with combined CET1 capital at end-2017 of €148 billion ($169 billion). At the end of a three-year stress period, the firms were projected to lose a combined €41 billion. Of this, Deutsche Bank alone accounted for 46%.
The combined CET1 capital ratio for the