October 3, 2011

Banking liquidity update

This chart from an Espirito Santo report shows a 2-D matrix of liquidity (i.e. liquid assets as a % of wholesale funding assets), versus reliance on wholesale funding - the one component in European interbank markets which is now completely dead. Needless to say red is bad. And if Dexia is in trouble then it is time to call a priest for Soc Gen, BNP, Raiffeisen, and DnB Nor.

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