Many EU banks have dollar LCR shortfalls

A handful of European Union banks did not have enough easy-to-sell dollar assets on hand to cover 30 days of dollar cash outflows as of last June, data from the European Banking Authority shows.

Of 134 banks covered by the EBA’s periodic report on the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), 79 said dollars were a “significant” foreign currency to them. Of these, 46 (58%) disclosed dollar-specific LCRs lower than their all-currency LCRs, and 22 had dollar LCRs below 100%

Forty-three banks cited the

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