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Banking rules protect financial markets, should be kept in place: US Fed's Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen said existing banking rules could be tweaked but that they are mostly a benefit

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Janet Yellen

Reuters 

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that tough banking rules are protecting financial markets and should largely be held in place.

Many of those rules were conceived after the 2008 financial crisis and require the largest firms on Wall Street to hold more capital against future losses. "We have reduced the odds that (a) systemically important firm could fail," Yellen said at a press conference to discuss monetary policy. "I would say it's very important not to roll back." President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants to erase some ...

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First Published: Thu, December 15 2016. 08:31 IST
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