ECB Draghi Worried About Bank Resolution Plan

Latest plans to wind up failing euro zone banks may be overly complicated and inadequately funded, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Monday.

Under the terms of an EU proposal seen by Reuters on Saturday, the cost of closing down a bank in the currency bloc will initially be borne almost fully by its home country, but the obligations of euro zone partners will gradually rise to be shared equitably after 10 years.

The proposal will be discussed at an extraordinary meeting of senior EU officials in Brussels on Monday.

“I am concerned that decision-making may become overly complex and financing arrangements may not be adequate,” Draghi said, speaking at the European Parliament.

“I urge you and the Council to swiftly set-up a robust Single Resolution Mechanism, for which three elements are essential in practice: a single system, a single authority, and a single fund. We should not create a Single Resolution Mechanism that is single in name only,” Draghi said.

via Reuters

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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