Dec 26 Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena says on Monday:
* the results of stress tests earlier this year indicated a capital shortfall, for the adverse scenario only, of 2.44 percent in relation to end-2018 fully loaded CET 1 ratio
* European Central Bank has calculated such a shortfall requires 8.8 billion euros of new capital to plug
* bank's liquidity position has rapidly deteriorated between November 30 and December 21 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Milan newsroom)
China's top banking regulator tells banks to push forward with reform
BEIJING, June 24 China's top banking regulator has told banks to reform by tackling China's "zombie firms", control regional housing market bubbles and push forward with debt to equity swaps, according to a statement posted on the regulator's website late Friday.