Peter Lundgreen via Caixin| What should be deeply worrying about the growing banking crisis in Italy is the origin of the non-performing loans. One significant sector is retail and wholesale, meaning it’s a widespread problem. A severe banking crisis is a shock for any economy and will, in many cases, hamper economic growth. This is the risk that Italy and the Eurozone are facing.
The banks’ non-performing loans ratio continues to show signs of recovery amid the ongoing deleveraging process on the part of households and companies. The balance of impaired loans fell by 18.3% in May to 121,865 billion euros. Against this backdrop, Banco Sabadell and Bankia were the first banks to present their first half results’ report. And the Spanish stock market reacted in a completely different way to each report.
MADRID | The Corner Team | The balance of non-performing loans of the Spanish banking sector rose in September to reach a new record of 12.68 percent, since the 12.12 per cent in August, according to provisional figures that the Bank of Spain reported on Monday. The volume of non-performing loans rose 6.888 billion euros, up to 187.830 million euros.