Fed’s second round of stress tests to push banks’ limits

A fresh set of stress scenarios released by the Federal Reserve will gauge banks’ resilience against a simulated economic shock tougher in some aspects than the one it conjured up just seven months earlier.

The newly-minted severely adverse and alternative severely adverse scenarios, rolled out so that top lenders can re-asses their capital adequacy in light of the ongoing economic disruption inflicted by the coronovirus pandemic, project peak unemployment rates of 12.5% and 11%, respectively

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