EU banks most exposed to French, German, US sovereign risk

Almost 40% of European Union lenders' sovereign exposures are to the French, German, and US governments, data from the European Banking Authority’s (EBA) latest transparency exercise shows.

French bonds made up €672 billion ($765 billion), or 17%, of total sovereign exposures of €4 trillion across the 130 EU banks covered by the exercise as of end-June 2018. French banks accounted for €548 billion of this amount, and UK lenders held the second-largest amount: €27 billion.

German exposures made

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