Texas ratio
 n.— «In banking, distress can be gauged by comparing the amounts of delinquent loans and other nonperforming assets on the books against capital and loan-loss reserves—a measure known in the industry as a “Texas ratio.” A reading above 100% indicates that a bank is in danger of failing, and one above 50% suggests that it requires a capital infusion.» —“Meet NY’s wobbliest banks” by Aaron Eistein Crain’s New York Business Feb. 28, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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