Unicredit shareholders meet Thursday to approve a €7.5B rights issue that will be eyed closely...

|By:, SA News Editor

Unicredit shareholders meet Thursday to approve a €7.5B rights issue that will be eyed closely by the entire banking industry. "If they fail, everyone else will fail," says an industry source. EU banks need to raise €115B in capital based on the latest EBA stress test, an amount that won't be reached by fancy accounting and selling assets. Unicredit has the 2nd highest capital needs. Banco Santander (STD) takes the #1 spot, needing €15B.