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U.S. Weighs Doubling Leverage Standard For Biggest Banks

Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 5:19 PM
U.S. regulators are considering doubling a minimum capital requirement for the largest banks, which could force some of them to halt dividend payments.

The standard would increase the amount of capital the lenders must hold to 6 percent of total assets, regardless of their risk, according to four people with knowledge of the talks. That’s twice the level set by global banking supervisors.

U.S. Weighs Doubling Leverage Standard for Biggest Banks - Bloomberg
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