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Federal Reserve issues final stress test guides

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The Federal Reserve Board revealed its final policy statement describing the processes it will use to develop scenarios for future capital planning and stress testing exercises, the board announced in a press release.

The policy statement will be used to develop scenarios for both annual supervisory and company-run stress tests. It describes the characteristics of the stress test scenarios and explains the procedures for formulating the scenarios. Although the policy statement is not effective until January 1, 2014, the macroeconomic scenarios released last week for the 2014 stress testing exercise are consistent with the policy statement.

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