Nonperforming loans (as a percentage of total loans) are growing in the eurozone periphery by a disconcerting 2.5% per year, JPMorgan says, adding that the problem appears endemic outside the eurozone core as NPLs are 25%, 19%, 13.4%, and 10% in Greece, Ireland, Italy, and Portugal respectively. This raises questions about the impairment capacity of banks and what steps will ultimately be taken to provision against these underperformers. (Also: Spain's banks to reclassify refies, Slovenia NPLs contribute to downgrade, need to be transferred)
Nonperforming loans (as a percentage of total loans) are growing in the eurozone periphery by a...
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