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U.S. bank regulators propose easing capital curb on leverage

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By Michelle PriceWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bank regulators on Wednesday proposed easing a key capital rule designed to restrict bank leverage, a move that would free up $400 million of capital across the largest U.S. banks. The proposal from the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency would reduce the "enhanced supplementary leverage ratio" (eSLR) and more closely tie the overall capital charge to a bank's business model.The announcement is the second this week from the Fed seeking to sharpen capital requirements to make them more sensitive to banks' own business ...

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 03:34 IST
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