BNP Paribas SA, France’s largest bank, rose as much as 5.2 percent to a four-month high in Paris trading as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s push to set up a bond-buying plan eased concern over the sovereign- debt crisis.
“Cascading default, bank runs and catastrophic risk” lie ahead for the world economy unless Europe resolves its festering debt crisis, Timothy F. Geithner told global finance chiefs on the morning of Sept. 24.
European stress tests are likely to be “underwhelming” because they may require banks to raise less than half the 75 billion euros ($97 billion) of fresh capital needed, according to Nomura Holdings Inc. analysts.
When Juergen Fitschen and Anshu Jain take over as co-chief executive officers of Deutsche Bank AG this week they’ll be reviving a tradition of dual leadership at Europe’s largest bank that ran from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Most publicly traded European Union banks have surplus capital and should easily meet the minimum requirements to be set by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, according to analysts at Nomura Holdings Inc.
France and Belgium’s decision to break up Dexia SA three years after bailing the lender out shows how European governments are being hampered in rescuing banks without jeopardizing sovereign credit ratings, analysts said.