Spain lagged eurozone on bank capital in Q4 2019

Spanish firms had the lowest aggregate capital ratio of top lenders directly supervised by the European Central Bank at the end of last year.

The 113 banks under the ECB’s watch had an aggregate Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio of 14.78%. But the 12 Spanish banks included had an aggregate ratio of 12.21%, the lowest of the set. 


ECB-supervised Portuguese, Austrian and Italian banks also had aggregate CET1 ratios below average. At the other end of the scale, Estonian, Latvian and

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