BoJ stress tests pressure top banks’ buffers

Capital ratios of internationally-active dealers projected to fall to 7.6% in worst-case scenario

Internationally-active Japanese banks would have to dig into their capital buffers to weather severe economic and market crises, the latest stress test results from the Bank of Japan (BoJ) show.

The central bank gauged lenders’ resilience to four stress scenarios: a baseline, downside and two severe downside simulations: one covering a market shock, the other a crisis in the real economy. 

Under all three downside scenarios, some internationally-active banks would see their Common Equity Tier

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