Why “red” loans are not the only threat. The risk of another factor that can affect either the earning prospects of equity banks in the Euroregion, including Greek banks, is attempted to be outlined by a Barclays report in view of the critical stress tests of the ECB.
This risk are government bonds, which are still considered as “safe” according to official instructions. This, of course, means that it was not required of banks to hold a collateral, or a “safety cushion” that could cover some of the possible damage.
A “measure” used primarily to stimulate the purchase of government bonds of teh Eurozone while offering significantly to European banks.