Bank Liquidity Shift Shows Regulators May Be Easing Up

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 7:13 PM EST) -- A move by international banking regulators Sunday to ease liquidity requirements was a big win for global banks, and analysts say it may be an early sign that policymakers are moving away from the tough stance they have taken toward bank regulation since the financial crisis.

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision released a hotly anticipated final version of its liquidity coverage ratio, which governs the assets that a bank must have on hand to survive a short-term funding crisis, extending the time that banks will...
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