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February 06, 2018

FDIC released the economic scenarios to be used by the financial entities that will undergo the 2018 stress testing. The baseline, adverse, and severely adverse economic scenarios have been released. FDIC coordinated with FED and OCC in developing and distributing these scenarios.

The baseline, adverse, and severely adverse scenarios include key variables that reflect economic activity, including unemployment, exchange rates, prices, income, interest rates, and other salient aspects of the economy and financial markets. The baseline scenario represents expectations of private sector economic forecasters. The adverse and severely adverse scenarios are not forecasts, rather, they are hypothetical scenarios designed to assess the strength and resilience of financial institutions and their ability to continue to meet the credit needs of households and businesses under stressed economic conditions. Certain financial institutions with consolidated assets of more than USD 10 billion are required to undergo stress tests under the Dodd-Frank Act.

 

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