Tim Brinton

欧洲银行资本虚空

华盛顿——

欧洲各国元首认为银行资本非常重要,从这个意义上来讲,对银行资本加大限制会阻碍经济增长。但是,近日来的希腊危机却说明了一个相反的事实:如果欧洲银行缺乏资金支持,欧洲乃至全球经济增长会受到危及。

银行“资本”就是指银行的股权融资。股权资本的优势在于“吸收损失”,意思是只有在损失大于股权融资这种情况下才需要将股权资本在债权人之间进行分摊。因此,“银行资本”的性质是介于不良贷款与破产之间。

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