One-fifth of EU G-Sibs’ equity ineligible as capital in 2018

Regulatory adjustments disqualified one-fifth of large European banks' Common Equity Tier 1 instruments and reserves from counting as Basel III-eligible capital in 2018.

Aggregate CET1 capital held by the 11 global systemically important banks in the European Union stood at €811.9 billion ($911.9 billion) at end-2018. Post-regulatory adjustments this total dropped to €649.9 billion. 

Banco Santander reported the widest gulf between its pre- and post-adjusted capital. The Spanish bank's

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