Belgium : Technical Note on Stress Testing the Banking and Insurance Sectors

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

May 24, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Belgium Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) stress testing exercise examines a financial sector that remains in a state of transformation. Domestic economic challenges remain sources of continued uncertainty as the banking sector consolidates and reduces funding risks. Insurers face challenges from adverse economic and business conditions. Solvency and funding shocks under different macroeconomic scenarios were assessed. Both banking and insurance tests underscore the importance of sovereign risk for financial stability. The implementation of stress tests needs to be closely aligned with the resolution and recovery planning.

Series:

Country Report No. 13/137

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 24, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484381069/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BELEA2013007

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

104

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