TABLE-Bad loans at Italian banks

January 19, 2016 7:23 PM

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MILAN, Jan 19 A request by the European Central Bank for more information on Italian banks' bad loans triggered a second day of steep share falls as investors worried that lenders will be forced to make heavy writedowns on soured debt.

Italian banks hold 201 billion euros ($219.6 bln) in loans unlikely ever to be repaid - or non-performing loans (NPLs) - after a three-year economic recession, according to the Bank of Italy. Overall problematic loans topped 360 billion euros in the first half last year to stand at 18 percent of tot...

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