German banks biggest losers in EBA stress tests

Eight German lenders projected to shed €41 billion in CET1 capital under adverse scenario

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

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