Latvia's ABLV Bank Says Can Pay Liabilities in Full

Latvia’s ABLV Bank, which the European Central Bank (ECB) has ordered wound up, said on Tuesday it had enough assets to cover its liabilities in full under a voluntary liquidation plan, Reuters reported. The ECB said at the weekend that privately held ABLV is likely unable to pay its debts or other liabilities as they fall due. “We believe our bank will be able to settle with all of our clients in full,” ABLV, Latvia’s third-biggest bank by assets, said in a statement. “Voluntary liquidation is an important condition for it – the process has to be done as professionally and as transparently as possible, given the history of Latvian insolvency and liquidation processes.” ABLV, whose customers are mostly residents of the Commonwealth of Independent States, was accused by U.S. authorities of large-scale money laundering this month, leading clients to pull money from the bank. Read more.