ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos urged Eurozone banks to build extra capital buffers to mitigate the risk of unexpected shocks. He said “the slower growth momentum we are seeing increases the risk of tail events, in other words, shocks that are unlikely to occur, but would have a significant impact on the financial system and the economy if they did.”

“The continued build-up of buffers could therefore be justified, especially in those countries where the long upturn may have led to an underestimation of credit risk or where private indebtedness is particularly high or rising.”

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