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EBA test to reveal better solvency, but weak profitability

While the results of the 2018 European Banking Authority’s (EBA) stress test for Italian banks will not be available until November, our modelling finds the sector is much better placed to weather adverse economic shocks than it was two years ago.

However weak profitability and lingering solvency concerns suggest that banks will continue to find it difficult to support the economy fully through the cycle.

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