Market risk drops €5 billion at big EU banks, reversing trend

The eight European global systemically important banks (G-Sibs) reported a €5.3 billion (4%) drop in market risk-weighted assets (RWAs) over the three months to end-September.

Banco Santander posted the largest reduction of the group, with market RWAs falling by €2.2 billion, or 9%, to €22.6 billion in the quarter.

Credit Agricole disclosed a €1.5 billion (11%) reduction, BNP Paribas €1.3 billion (7%), Societe Generale €1.2 billion (7%) and Deutsche Bank €200 million (1%).

Groupe BPCE, the

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