EU G-Sibs outpace rivals in growing repo books

Large European banks' increase exposures by €230 billion

The largest European Union dealers have outpaced their US, Swiss and Japanese peers in growing their repo books since end-2016, leverage ratio disclosures show.

The eurozone's seven current global systemically important banks and three UK G-Sibs that disclose their leverage ratio components at least biannually had aggregate repo exposures outstanding of €1.41 trillion ($1.6 trillion) at end-June, up 20% from €1.18 trillion at end-2016. This sample captures all the EU G-Sibs designated in 2018

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