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US Fed finalises rules to help unwind big banks

Rule requires global systemically important banks to amend language in common financial contracts

Michelle Price & Pete Schroeder | Reuters  |  Washington 

The Federal Reserve on Friday finalised a new rule that should make it easier to wind down systemically important US banks by creating a safe harbour for financial contracts after firm defaults. The decision, unanimously approved by Fed board members, forms part of global post-crisis efforts to end ‘too big to fail’ institutions that are so large and complex they could endanger the entire financial system if they fall into bankruptcy. The rule requires global systemically important banks (GSIBs) to amend the language in common financial contracts so they cannot ...

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First Published: Sat, September 02 2017. 02:54 IST
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