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International Accord On Bank Leverage Unlikely To Sway US

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 8:37 PM EST) -- U.S. financial regulators fearful of a big bank failure are unlikely to back down on their push for tougher limits on the leverage those financial institutions can build up, even after global banking supervisors on Sunday eased their guidelines for limiting the debt banks can accumulate.

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on Sunday released revised guidelines for the so-called supplemental leverage ratio that significantly eased the ways that banks will have to account for the risks on their balance sheets, and hold back less money to back the debt they build up, as part of a broader package of proposed...

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