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MNI BRIEF: War Has Increased Financial Stability Risks - Knot

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Europe’s near-term growth outlook has deteriorated as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, challenging the prospects for a sustained and broad-based recovery from COVID-19 and increasing the risk of financial market strains caused by volatile commodity markets, Financial Stability Board chair and Dutch central bank head Klaas Knot said in a speech Tuesday.

Undetected leverage is another concern, Knot said, with certain banks prepared to take large positions without having sufficient visibility into the total leverage of their counterparties - a particular source of concern given the likelihood of tighter financing conditions (MNI INTERVIEW2: End of ECB Negative Rates In Sight- Knot).

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Europe’s near-term growth outlook has deteriorated as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, challenging the prospects for a sustained and broad-based recovery from COVID-19 and increasing the risk of financial market strains caused by volatile commodity markets, Financial Stability Board chair and Dutch central bank head Klaas Knot said in a speech Tuesday.

Undetected leverage is another concern, Knot said, with certain banks prepared to take large positions without having sufficient visibility into the total leverage of their counterparties - a particular source of concern given the likelihood of tighter financing conditions (MNI INTERVIEW2: End of ECB Negative Rates In Sight- Knot).

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