Covid hammered CEE banks’ capital ratios

Banks in Slovenia and Romania saw their solvency ratios drop the furthest of European Union lenders over the first three months of the year, when the coronavirus crisis first swept the continent. 

Data from the European Banking Authority (EBA), covering 182 lenders, shows that Slovenian firms’ weighted average Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratios fell 440 basis points to 14.3% over Q1, and Romanian banks’ 190bp to 16.9%. The Tier 1 leverage ratios of the banking systems in each country

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