ROE (return on equity) of the banking sector in Luxembourg 2014-2018

Banks in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg were making less profit in 2018 than they did in 2014, according to a decreasing ROE ratio within this timeframe. The ROE or return on equity measures is one of several measures to look into bank profitability, in this case measuring income that returned as shareholder equity. Normally, ROEs of around 15 to 20 percent are considered good returns. That Luxembourgish banks do not reach these numbers is probably due to low-interest rates, as a consequence of the monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB). For several years, this body maintained artificially low-interest rates in an effort to increase inflation on the European continent.

Return on equity (ROE) of banks in Luxembourg from 2014 to 2018

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

* The source talks of a "one-off effect" at Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. It states, however, that overall ROE went down in 2016.

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