Almost G-Sibs: five banks near systemic designation

A clutch of Asian banks moved closer to a too-big-to-fail designation this year, while certain US and European firms saw their systemic footprints contract.

Chinese lenders Bank of Communications (BoComm), China Merchants, and Industrial Bank all attracted systemic risk scores that put them close to the 130-point threshold for designating global systemically important banks (G-Sibs). Japan’s Nomura and the UK’s NatWest Group are also within striking distance of the cut-off. The scores are

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