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Equity Requirements of Austrian Banks are € 18 billion

Published: December 2, 2010; 15:51 · (Vindobona)

Due to the new Basel III regulations, Austrian banks will need a much stronger capital base by 2019. The estimation is € 15 billion to € 18 billion.

Equity Requirements of Austrian Banks are € 18 billion / Picture: © OeNB

The Austrian National Bank (OeNB) starts from the premise of additional equity requirements of € 18 billion for the banks. First, the "hard" equity (Core Tier 1) has to be replaced, amounting to about € 10 billion, and besides, the government aid for a volume of € 5.4 billion has also to be replaced.

Domestic banks would need up to € 1.5billion additional gains per year…

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