16th December 2016

CNB: Czech banking sector is sufficiently resilient

The results of stress tests of the Czech banking sector performed by the Czech National Bank using data available as of the end of 2016 Q3 confirm that the banking sector is sufficiently resilient to potential adverse shocks. The capitalisation of the sector as a whole would remain above the regulatory minimum of 8% even in a stress scenario assuming a hypothetical sizeable decline in economic activity in the Czech Republic and abroad. The sector’s resilience is based mainly on its high capital ratio, which stood at 17.7% at the end of September 2016, and on its robust profitability. Read more in English (stress tests' results in other sectors here) and Czech (stress tests' results in other sectors here).

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