UPDATE 1-EU studies four countries over banks' deferred tax assets

April 7, 2015 11:56 AM

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BRUSSELS, April 7 (Reuters) - European Union regulators are scrutinising four EU countries' treatment of banks' deferred tax assets (DTAs) to see if they constitute potentially illegal state aid, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

The EU executive said it had contacted authorities in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece following requests from some lawmakers in the European Parliament and other parties about state guarantees on such assets.

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