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Trump govt calls for major revamp of Wall Street rules

The Treasury review opens a new front in the administration's deregulatory push

Robert Schmidt & Elizabeth Dexheimer | Bloomberg 

The Trump administration laid out its highly anticipated plan for overhauling bank rules, calling on the government to ease, though not eliminate, many of the strictures that were imposed on Wall Street after the financial crisis. The changes, outlined in a report released on Monday evening by the Treasury Department, urge federal agencies to re-write scores of regulations that bankers have frequently complained about in the seven years since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act. They include adjusting the annual stress tests that assess whether lenders can endure ...

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 00:47 IST