The Fed launches new bank stress tests in which lenders will be forced to model a severe...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Fed launches new bank stress tests in which lenders will be forced to model a severe eurozone recession - a 6.9% decline in real GDP - and a skying domestic unemployment rate. In addition, the 6 largest U.S. banks will need to estimate losses "stemming from a hypothetical global market shock," similar to that of late autumn 2008.