UAE banks can withstand shocks of any size: central bank

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates Central Bank said on Tuesday the country’s banking sector can withstand any scale of shock as banks are well capitalised.

It said that while the coronavirus pandemic poses challenges to banks, “our stress tests demonstrate that the UAE banking sector is able to withstand macro-financial shocks of any size.”

The capital adequacy rate among UAE banks stood at 16.9pc as of the end of March and the eligible liquid asset rate was 16.6pc as of the end of May – “well in excess of the minimum regulatory requirements,” it said in a statement.

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