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Fed says U.S. banks can weather severe downturn comfortably

By Pete Schroeder and Michelle Price WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - The largest U.S. banks on Thursday easily cleared the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual health check, in a vote of confidence for the sector amid signs the U.S. economy could tip into a recession in the months ahead. The results of the Fed's annual "stress test" exercise showed the banks have enough capital to to weather a severe economic downturn and paves the way for them to issue share buybacks and dividends.
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What's new with the Fed's bank stress tests in 2022

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is due to release the results of its annual bank health checks on Thursday. Under the "stress test" exercise, the Fed tests banks' balance sheets against a hypothetical severe economic downturn, the elements of which change annually. The results dictate how much capital banks need to be healthy and how much they can return to shareholders via share buybacks and dividends.
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What's new with the Fed's bank stress tests in 2022

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve will release the results of its annual bank health checks on Thursday. Under the "stress test" exercise established following the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the Fed tests banks' balance sheets against a hypothetical severe economic downturn, the elements of which change annually.
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U.S. banks expect a clean bill of health after Fed's stress tests

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - Large U.S. banks are optimistic they will receive a clean bill of health from the Federal Reserve this week, freeing them up to distribute billions of dollars in excess capital to investors. The central bank on Thursday will release the results of its annual bank "stress tests" which assess how much capital banks would need to withstand a severe economic downturn.
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Wall St Week Ahead-Regional bank loan growth could hint at healthier supply chains

By David Randall NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - If regional banks show signs of accelerating loan growth when they report earnings in the week ahead, it could signal an easing of the supply chain bottlenecks that have weighed down the U.S. economic recovery from the pandemic, analysts and investors said. Overall, small banks accounted for 63% of the approximately $520 billion in loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program launched in response to the pandemic.
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